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Hi everyone! Today’s reads speak to authors and novels set in small towns in the West that have a sweet gentle touch. Dorothy Garlock, the voice of America’s heartland, authors novels with these appeal factors. Two of these romances are Larkspur and A Gentle Giving.

See below for a sample listing of Dorothy Garlock read-alikes, the first two mentioned yesterday:

Linda Lael MillerSpringwater series. Contemporary series as well, such as: Montana Creeds and McKettricks.

LaVyrle Spencer: Early novels such as Hummingbird and Years.

Pamela Morsi: Early novels such as in the Marrying Stone series, and Courting Miss Hattie.

Dallas Schulze: Short Straw Bride.

Janet Dailey: Calder series (eg: Calder Born, Calder Bred). Series starts out a historical, becoming more contemporary. Do you like males as the main character of the romance?

Do you prefer specifically Contemporary novels? If so:

Diana Palmer

Debbie Macomber: Dakota series

Robyn Carr: The Wanderer (Thunder Point series)- male protagonist Temptation Ridge (Virgin River series)

Lets talk about other romances dealing with small town life, whether Cozy Reads, regional (eg: Southern), or other. Check back soon!