I Wish I Lived There

by Ellen Peterson | Apr 07, 2021

Fiction series set in small towns with big personalities.

At Home in Mitford
by Jan Karon

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. 

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith

Precious Ramotswe is Botswana's premier lady detective and owner of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Listening to the audio recordings is even better.

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Patty Jane’s House of Curl
by Lorna Landvik

After Patty Jane's husband leaves her, she and her irrepressible sister, Harriett, open a neighborhood beauty parlor--complete with live harp music and Norwegian baked goods. It's a warmhearted place where good friends share laughter, tears and comfort.

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44 Scotland Street
by Alexander McCall Smith

Live with the residents of 44 Scotland Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. You’ll grow to love little Bertie, Angus, Elspeth, Big Lou and many others. Except Bertie’s mother. She’s just awful! Also explore the author’s other series set Scotland, the Isabel Dalhousie series.

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A Year on Ladybug Farm
by Donna Ball

Long-time neighborhood friends move to rural Virginia. The trials, tribulations and triumphs of three single women of a certain age struggling to renovate Blackwell Farms, a rundown Virginia estate.

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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
by Ann B Ross

North Carolina matriarch Julia Springer is bossy and delightful as a self-appointed Abbotsville town busybody.

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Olivia
by Julie Wright

A book per lady, favorite authors create a world of friendship and hope with this Newport California book club.

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Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale
by Lynda Rutledge

On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. Why is a recluse of twenty years suddenly selling off her dearest possessions? Because God told her to. Everyone drawn to the sale--including Faith's long-lost daughter--finds that the antiques not only hold family secrets but also inspire some of life's most imponderable questions: Do our possessions possess us? What are we without our memories? And is Faith really selling that Tiffany lamp for $1?

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The Shop on Blossom Street
by Debbie Macomber

Customers at Seattle’s yarn shop support each other in the trials and tribulations of life and love. Everything turns out right at the end. Almost makes you want to take up knitting.

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
by Fannie Flagg

Wonderful novels, rich in characters and sparkling gems of moments. Pick up any of her novels, it’s always a good time to visit.

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