Earlier this week, I did a post on books set in other countries and then one specifically on books set in England. But in our Sunday Book Club today, I want to think about our favorite settings in the United States.
Since I live in Kentucky, I’m naturally drawn to any books set here. Of course the first author who comes to mind is Laura Frantz and her exquisite Kentucke frontier books, followed very closely by Ann H. Gabhart and her historic Shaker series as well as her contemporary cozy mysteries. Shelley Shepard Gray’s The Secrets of Crittenden County series is another fave, as is Lynn Austin’s Wonderland Creek.
I also love books set around the Smoky Mountains and Appalachia. Books by Sandra Robbins and Pepper Basham are must-reads for each of these respective settings, and Lisa Harris’ new suspense series set in the Smoky Mountains is excellent as well.
Ok, now it’s your turn. What is your favorite setting to read about in the United States? What books set there top the list for you?