Today we're thrilled to have RaeAnne Thayne at Heroes and Heartbreakers. RaeAnne excels at many things, and creating small towns that we all want to live in is one of them, like the town of Haven Point in her latest release, Redemption Bay. RaeAnne is here today to talk about small towns, community, and the sense of family one gets when surrounded by both. Thanks, RaeAnne!
“In little towns, lives roll along so close to one another; loves and hates beat about, their wings almost touching. On the sidewalks along which everybody comes and goes, you must, if you walk abroad at all, at some time pass within a few inches of the man who cheated and betrayed you, or the woman you desire more than anything else in the world. Her skirt brushes against you. You say good-morning, and go on. It is a close shave. Out in the world the escapes are not so narrow.” – Willa Cather, Lucy Gayheart
Small-town contemporary romance series continue to be as popular as ever with readers. I love reading these books because I find something so appealing about the quieter pace, the intertwined lives, the neighbors who chat across the back fence–and the intense drama inherent in communities where you can’t avoid interactions.
These series resonate with me and other readers, I believe, because many people crave that sort of connection–a place they can feel that intangible sense of belonging, of being part of something larger than themselves.