Love can flourish anytime, anywhere. But everyone knows, especially readers, that the right setting can go a long way toward welding two hearts together. For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I asked friends and fellow readers to help me compile a list of romantic settings.
1) Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano — With a the rugged, blue-eyed Scotsman (who can cook no less!) vying for her heart against the backdrop of the Scottish landscape, Andrea never really stood a chance. Love was inevitable.
3) Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter — In the Chapel Springs series, I probably fell as much in love with the small, fictional river town as I did its characters. Though Daniel Dawson takes the cake, three years later and I still get butterflies — err … fireflies? — in my stomach.
4) The Memory of You by Catherine West — Something can be said for moonlit strolls in a vineyard. Not only do they cleanse the soul, they also spark the embers of love.
5) Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund — Hedlund’s Beacon of Hope series show that lighthouses not only guide ships home, they are also a great place to fall in love.
6) The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate — Drawn back to the place she thought she’d left for good, Jennia-Beth was bound to find herself and love in the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham — My fair lady has never sounded better than when retold with an Appalachian twist. No wonder, Adelina fell in love with the rugged mountains and the cattle farmer who taught her how to appreciate them. (Psst, It’s free for the Kindle right now, so don’t miss out!)
7) Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne — There’s something about chocolate that seems to bring out the romantic in everyone. So what better place to find love than in a chocolate shop?
8) The Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey — Alaska? Who would have thought? Yet, Pettrey’s characters prove that romance can be found even in the coldest places. (Submerged, #1 in the series, is currently free for the Kindle!)
9) Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd — They don’t call Paris the city of love for nothing, and Lexi finds out why when she travels to France to fulfill her life dream of becoming a pastry chef.
10) Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn — Sometimes a small town is the best place to find healing … and love.
What romantic places would you add to this list?