Nothing beats the feeling of curling up with a good book on a cozy night in, and what could be better than a heartwarming small town romance novel? With their relatable characters and charming settings, these stories are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here are some must-read small town romance novels to add to your reading list.
“The Cottage on Rose Lane” by Hope Ramsay
In this sweet and uplifting novel, we meet lawyer Jamie McCrae, tasked with selling the beloved family cottage of her former client, elderly widow Lillian. However, when Jamie arrives in the small town of Magnolia Harbor, South Carolina, she is drawn to the community and the cottage’s charming caretaker, Tyler. As Jamie struggles with the decision to sell the house or keep it as a treasured memory of Lillian, she also finds herself falling in love with Tyler and the town. Will Jamie choose love or duty? You’ll have to read to find out.
“The Lemon Sisters” by Jill Shalvis
Sisters Brooke and Mindy Lemon couldn’t be more different, but when they both find themselves at crossroads in their lives, they return to their hometown of Wildstone, California to regroup. While Brooke is dealing with a failing marriage, Mindy struggles to find her passion in life. As they navigate their challenges, they also confront the secrets and hurts from their pasts. And when Brooke reconnects with her high school sweetheart, everything could fall into place. This novel is a heartwarming reminder of the power of family and forgiveness.
“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
This enemies-to-lovers story takes place in the cutthroat world of publishing. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company, and they hate each other. They play an intense game of one-upmanship every day, but when they are both up for the same promotion, the game becomes even more cutthroat. However, as they spend more time together, they begin to see each other in a new light. The banter and tension between Lucy and Joshua will have you hooked from the first page, and you won’t be able to put it down until the very end.
“The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan
Nina Redmond is a librarian who has always been passionate about matching people with the perfect book. When her library is closed down, Nina impulsively moves to a small town in Scotland and opens her bookshop in a converted van. As she adjusts to small town life and navigates the challenges of being a small business owner, Nina falls for a grumpy but attractive train conductor named Lennox. This charming novel celebrates the power of books and the joy of discovering a community where you truly belong.
Whether you’re a fan of small town romances or just looking for a cozy escape, these novels will keep you captivated from start to finish. So grab a blanket and your favorite hot beverage and settle in for a night of heartwarming stories and unforgettable characters.