Why I Love Small-Town Romance by RaeAnne Thayne + Giveaway
I have to admit, I’m a small-town girl.
Most of my childhood was spent on a small farm in Indiana where even the nearby town of about five hundred people seemed big to us! Our closest neighbors were a half-mile away and our hundred-year-old farmhouse was surrounded by cornfields in every direction (great fun to play in, even when you’re not in a Stephen King book/movie about children and corn!).
The town where I live now, in the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah, has a population of about eight thousand (up two thousand people in the twenty years we’ve lived here!) but in many ways, it feels very much like a small town. People still wave when they drive by, I can’t go to the single grocery store in town without leaving extra time for visiting and I’ve learned if I want to go for a walk in the neighborhood for exercise, I have to either go before all my neighbors are awake or drive to another part of town where I don’t know everyone. It’s hard to get your heart rate up into a good workout zone when you’re stopping at every other house to chat with someone weeding a flower garden or sitting on a front porch!
We have a son with some health challenges and our neighbors are the first ones at the doorstep when we need help. That’s the kind of town I love reading about, a place where people reach beyond their own lives and troubles to lift and strengthen each other.
That is what Main Street Romance is all about, four friends and bestselling authors joining together to not only give you sweet, clean romances that you can share with your grandmother, mother and even daughter, but a whole sweet romance world set in our fictional town of Romance, Virginia. We are going to be world building for the next few months and we would love your help! Then next year we are planning to write stories using many of the ideas that you have come up with, including naming shops, pets and even suggested story line tropes!
You can even start today by telling me what you enjoy about reading small-town romances? What don’t you enjoy? I would love to hear!
Stop over at our Facebook page where we are celebrating the launch all week with live chats, and fun giveaways!
Find Us Here:
Meet the Main Street Authors
Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes fun, flirty, and sweet romance with a dash of heat.
Chris Keniston is a USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty novels known to delight audiences with stories of falling in love, family values, and all around entertaining shenanigans.
Nancy Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author. She whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart.
RaeAnne Thayne is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty books.