As we all know, small towns are the perfect setting for a heartwarming romance novel. There’s just something about a tight-knit community, picturesque landscapes, and charming local characters that make for the ideal backdrop for a swoon-worthy love story. If you’re a fan of small town romance novels, then you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up some of the most heartwarming ones out there. Get ready to curl up with a cup of tea and dive into these delightful reads.
“Sweet Tea and Sympathy” by Molly Harper
Set in the fictional town of Lake Sackett, Georgia, this novel follows Margot Cary, a high-powered event planner in Chicago who is fired after a disastrous party. With nowhere else to turn, Margot heads down to Lake Sackett to stay with her father’s family, who runs a small funeral home. There, she meets the charming school principal Kyle Archer and starts to fall for him. But can she give up her fast-paced city life for a slower pace in the South?
“The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine” by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, and Sharla Lovelace
This anthology features three interconnected stories set in the cozy town of Moonbright, Maine. In each tale, the main character falls in love while staying at a charming bed and breakfast called the Blackberry Inn. From a widowed college professor to a bookstore owner and a pastry chef, these characters will steal your heart and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
“The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan
Nina Redmond is a librarian who loves nothing more than pairing people with the perfect book. But when the library she works at shuts down, she decides to take a leap of faith and open up her own bookshop in a small village in Scotland. Along the way, she falls for a grumpy local train driver named Lennox, who has a surprising love of books himself. This charming novel will make you want to pack your bags and move to Scotland ASAP.
“The Summer of Sunshine and Margot” by Susan Mallery
Twin sisters Margot and Sunshine are both struggling in their love lives. Margot, a personal stylist, has a habit of falling for the wrong men, while Sunshine, a children’s librarian, is convinced she’s destined to be single forever. When they both end up in the charming town of Pueblo, Colorado, they each meet someone who just might change their minds. This novel is full of family drama, unexpected twists, and, of course, a sweet romance.
“The Happy Ever After Playlist” by Abby Jimenez
Sloan Monroe is still reeling from losing her fiancé when she finds a stray dog on the side of the road. She decides to take the dog in and soon becomes attached to him. When the dog’s original owner, a musician named Jason, contacts her to get him back, Sloan hesitates to let go. But as they start texting and talking on the phone, she falls for him. This book is equal parts heartwarming and emotional, with a satisfying ending that will leave you smiling.