Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Abroad

Posted February 13, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, clean, contemporary, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

Romance Abroad Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about love and romance, so I thought I’d take a look at some of my fave novels where the characters find romance abroad. No ‘girl (or guy) next door’ for these travelers, they go the distance for love. Whether they’ve moved to another country or are just taking a trip, these characters get to live out a fairy tale romance abroad that leads to their unexpected happily-ever-after. Not to say that their road to that HEA is smooth sailing – even the best fairy tales have their share of obstacles, after all – but finding your one true love is certainly worth the travel budget in the end! (And yes… there’s more than 10. Again. lol)

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listed alphabetically by author name

Positively, Penelope by Pepper Basham Loyally, Luke by Pepper Basham

the Skymar books by Pepper Basham

A trio of hilariously endearing siblings from the Blue Ridge Mountains find love in the Scottish isles. Fun novels that are partially epistolary with lots of humor and great kisses!

Authentically, Izzy
Positively, Penelope
Loyally, Luke

Written on the Wind by Elizabeth Camden

Written on the Wind by Elizabeth Camden

An eccentric Russian count survives against impossible odds in the unforgiving Russian wilderness and crosses the ocean to join forces with his beloved penpal – the daughter of New York banking royalty – in his mission to bring awareness to the atrocities he witnessed.

see my review of Written on the Wind HERE

the sugar baron’s ring by lorri dudley

An English university student’s Grand Tour takes a turn he wasn’t expecting when he’s shipwrecked on one of the Leeward Islands – and falls in love with the island misfit.

read my review of The Sugar Baron’s Ring HERE

all the lost places by amanda dykes

An artist searching for redemption travels on assignment from California to Venice at the turn of the century to find and translate a rare book, finding love with a bookshop keeper in the process.

read my review of All the Lost Places HERE

The Realtor's Attendant by Rose Fresquez

The Realtor’s Attendant by Rose Fresquez

A young woman flees Kenya for Uganda to escape an arranged marriage and falls in love with an American realtor who is in Uganda to do charity work at a friend’s clinic/mission.

see my review of The Realtor’s Attendant HERE

Always By My Side by Iola Goulton

Always by My Side by Iola Goulton

A nomadic Kiwi (as in from New Zealand, not the fuzzy fruit) recuperates from an injury in a quaint lakeside community in Washington State and finds love with a hardworking introvert.

see my review of Always By My Side HERE

The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

A counselor who’s been avoiding her own pain impulsively moves to Cornwall, England, where she lives above a charming bookstore and falls in love with the owner’s brother-in-law.

see my review of The Secrets of Paper and Ink HERE

Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

A young woman leaves Chicago to work as a logistics planner for one of Australia’s biggest churches and falls for her boss’s son – the leader of a top worship band.

read my review of Then There Was You HERE

five days in skye by carla laureano

A burned-out hospitality consultant heads to the Scottish isles to lock in a high-profile client… and proceeds to fall in love with the ruggedly-handsome, charming, smoldering, grinning, flirty chef. (I could literally go on about this hero for DAYS. #myJames)

see my review of Five Days in Skye HERE

Love in three quarter time by rachel McMillan

An American woman takes a job in Vienna with a man she thinks she loves but her quiet and steady cafe tablemate – a true gentleman – might change everything.

Read more about Love in Three Quarter Time HERE.

love on ice by carolyn miller

An Australian short track skater heads to Canada with one goal – make the Vancouver Games – but her best friend’s twin brother proves quite the distraction.

Learn more about Love on Ice HERE

In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh  To Win A Prince by Toni Shiloh

the Ọlọrọ Ilé books by Toni Shiloh

An American teacher finds out she’s the heir to the throne of an African kingdom – but she must marry to claim the crown. Her best friend tags along and finds her own prince in the process.

In Search of a Prince
To Win a Prince

Embers in the London Sky by Sarah Sundin

Embers in the London Sky by Sarah Sundin

A young widow flees the Netherlands for England in search of her son who was separated from her during the German invasion. She is befriended by a handsome BBC Radio correspondent who joins her search and steals her heart.

read my review of Embers in the London Sky HERE

No Matter How Far by Sara Beth Williams

No Matter How Far by Sara Beth Williams

An Australian professor (and former missionary to Uganda) is rescued from the top of a Washington State ski slope by a nursing student moonlighting as a paramedic. He wasn’t looking to fall in love again but sometimes falling can’t be helped.

see my review of No Matter How Far HERE

What about you? Do you enjoy stories of characters who find romance abroad? What other books should I include on this list?

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