I love this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic – Bookish Settings I Want to Visit. In coming up with my list, I decided very quickly that I needed to narrow my focus down to avoid another Top 100 Tuesday fiasco 😉 So I zeroed in on small town settings… and from there it was a logical leap to ‘at Christmas’. Because, c’mon. Small towns at Christmas? Adorable.
Some of these small towns are actual locales. Others are strictly from the authors’ imagination. But once we figure out how to leap between the real world and the fictional world? I’m booking a vacation.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and the towns are listed here in no particular order 🙂
Ransom, Virginia is the setting for Pepper Basham’s Mitchell’s Crossroads series
Visit Ransom in these books:
Fools Gold, California is the setting for Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold series
Visit Fools Gold in these books:
Reviewer’s Note: These are NOT Christian fiction and may contain foul language and/or ‘open door’ bedroom scenes. I remember these three as being ok, but I can’t guarantee it.
Lenox, Oregon is the setting for Nicole Deese’s Love in Lenox series
Visit Lenox in these books:
South Cove, California is the setting for Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap series
Visit South Cove in these books:
Prince Edward Island is the setting for, of course, the Anne of Green Gables series as well as Liz Johnson’s Prince Edward Island Dreams series.
Visit Prince Edward Island (for real) and in these books:
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the setting for several of my fave novels, actually.
It’s also one of my favorite places to visit, but I still haven’t made it there at Christmas.
Visit Gatlinburg (in real life) and in these books:
Maple Valley, Iowa is the setting for Melissa Tagg’s Walker Family series
Visit Maple Valley in these books:
I couldn’t help but include Hogsmeade, the only completely non-Muggle town in J.K. Rowling’s Britain.
Visit Hogsmeade in these books:
Hope Harbor, Oregon is the setting for Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor series
Visit Hope Harbor in these books:
Wishing Bridge, New York is the setting for Ruth Logan Herne’s Wishing Bridge series
Visit Wishing Bridge in this book (so far):
What about you? What small town bookish settings would you want to visit at Christmas?