Looking For Book Recs

You know what I love?  Book series and trilogies and such that are really based around PLACES.  Jan Karon’s Mitford series springs to mind.  Nora’s latest, the Inn Boonsboro trilogy.  Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor.  I LOVE these kinds of books because it’s sort of like taking a little vacation to visit these lovely towns (usually small ones).  I’ve got about three little towns in my head for various series I want to write someday and they’re simply fun to play with.

SO, I am looking for recs of more of this kind of thing.  What is your favorite book series or trilogy/quartet centered around a TOWN?  I’m a romance junkie, so that’s preferred, but I’m open to looking at some others.

9 thoughts on “Looking For Book Recs

  1. Robyn Carr’s Virgin River books. Strong, likeable characters, depth of stories. Well written, and great sounding small town.

  2. Ooh, have you read the new Brenda Novak Whiskey Creek series? I liked the first one, but haven’t read the rest yet.
    I like these too, looking forward to seeing the other recommendations.

  3. 2nd both Robyn Carr and Brenda Novak. Also Mariah Stewart – her Chesapeake diary series is good. If you are into christian romance without the preachiness check out Julie Lessman’s Daughters of Boston series.

    1. I have read both of Brenda Novak’s first two Whiskey Creek books, plus the novella “When We Touch” that is also set in Whiskey Creek, and I loved those too. The third book in the series is due out in 2013. I will definitely get it. — The nice thing about Robyn Carr is that she has about 20 books in her Virgin River series, all good ones.

  4. For fluffy… Have you tried Christine Feehan’s Drake Sisters series? Adds a nice touch of the supernatural to the romance, though by the end of the series it was getting a tad predictable. I still enjoyed it enough to last through all seven, and even reread one or two in the middle of the series before passing them on to my local reseller.

  5. My mom loves the Mitford series, but I haven’t checked it out yet. Did you ever check out Bethany Wiggins’ book, Shifting? I think I made you two meet on twitter. LOL. But I loved Shifting, as did my sis. Bethany’s working on a third book right now, but not a series.

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