10 Charming Small Town Romance Books That’ll Warm Your Heart

Best small town romance books to read scaled

It’s almost as if everything is made all the more charming once it takes place in a small town.

And in these small-town romance books, we get to see two people slowly fall for each other while basking in a warm, loving, and often meddlesome community. 

There’s just something so peaceful about them – the picturesque setting or the absence of the hustle and bustle – that makes you want to continue watching even though you can feel your eyes slowly closing up, and I know you’ll enjoy them. 

So, if these stories sound just like your thing or like something you’d want to give a chance, take out your notepad because you’re about to get some really amazing small town romance book recs. 

1. If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher

If you ask me

When Violet Covington, an advice columnist, discovers her husband’s infidelity, she hightails it to a small town to lick her wounds.

And when her unfiltered column goes viral, she suddenly finds herself in a romantic entanglement with fireman Dez. 

2. Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond

Queerly beloved

Amy, a baker in Oklahoma, becomes a bridesmaid-for-hire and a chance encounter with engineer Charley challenges her people-pleasing tendencies.

Loved every bit of this small town romance book and I know you will too if you want to meet a hilariously upbeat character who’s relatable in all the ways that count. 

3. It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

It Happened One summer

After being ousted by her step-father, Socialite Piper is tasked with running a dive bar in a small town and she soon clashes with sea captain Brendan, who’s the grumpiest of the grumpiests.

The attraction between these two was on a totally different level and I savoured every moment between them as their attraction grew in leaps and bounds. 

4. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

Archers Voice

Bree who comes to Pelion, Maine, to find her peace,  meets and then falls in love with Archer, a silent man with his own hidden agony.

Their transformative love story really leaned into their suffering, fate, and the power of love, and let me just tell you that this is hands down one of the most romantic books about small towns that’ll give you the feels. 

5. Done And Dusted by Lyla Sage

Done And Dusted

Emmy, a horse rider, returns to her hometown and reconnects with Luke, her brother’s best friend. 

Soon enough, their past antagonism fans the flames that cause a potential spark between them – this is another personal favorite!

6. The Only Game In Town by Lacie Waldon

The only game in town

Hess and Carter are paired up in a town game and they stand to win a fortune. 

These two lovely characters now must settle their differences in this funny, quirky love story that everyone would enjoy. 

7. Juniper Hill by Devney Perry

Juniper hill

While rebuilding her life in Montana, Memphis meets Chef Knox and despite their past struggles, they try to find a way to work through the complexities of love and redemption.

This is yet another super thrilling small-town romance book that was charming, heartbreaking, and sweet at the same time. 

8. Ignite by Melanie Harlow


Winnie takes a year-long break from men until she meets Dex, a firefighter and single dad.

And their fiery connection challenges her preconceived notions despite their age difference.

9. Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

Maggie Moves On

House-flipper Maggie and landscaper Silas start a steamy summer in Kinship, Idaho, but Maggie’s nomadic lifestyle might be their most difficult problem yet.

I know I’ve called several books on this list my favorite, but if you don’t trust me on any of them, you need to trust me on this: Maggie Moves On is a deliciously romantic small town romance book that’ll make you blush!

10. When In Rome by Sarah Adams

When in rome

Pop princess Rae Rose decides to take a much-needed break in Rome, Kentucky, and then she meets Noah, a pie shop owner. 

And their unexpected romance teaches both of them a new meaning of love and romance and all the sweet things in the middle.

Let me know which of these small-town romance books you’ll check out in the related posts below and you just might find a new fave. 

Don’t forget to check the related posts below to get even more recommendations for other books you need to read. 


Hi! I'm Preye ("pre" as in "prepare" and "ye" as in "Kanye"), and I am a lifelong book lover who enjoys talking about books and sharing bits and pieces of all the fascinating things I come across. I love books so much that I decided to become a developmental editor, and right now, I work with authors to help them tell their stories better. On this blog, I share everything from book recommendations to book reviews and writing tips, so feel free to stop by anytime you like!

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