Around the World in Books

I have decided to see where I am traveling in the books I am reading! So this page will grow as I read (started 8/4/22). I will posting the states and international locations! If you read a great book set in a location I have not read, feel free to pass on your recommendations! Where do you want to go?

Some books will link to Goodreads instead of my blog, those are the books I read before I really started reviewing. This page is a work in progress, check back often for updates.


Alabama-The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck (Birmingham)

One Little Lie by Colleen Coble (near Mobile)

Last Light by Dee Henderson (Birmingham) 

Night Light by Dee Henderson (Birmingham)

True Light by Dee Henderson (Birmingham)

Dawn's Light by Dee Henderson (Birmingham)

Bless Your Heart, Rae Sutton by Susannah B. Lewis (Whitten)

Alaska- Sunrise by Susan May Warren

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard

Buried by Elizabeth Goddard

Arizona- A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott (Grand Canyon)

A Deep Divide by Kimberley Woodhouse

A Gem of Truth by Kimberley Woodhouse

Arkansas-Missing Pieces (Elvis Has Left the Building) by Cynthia Hickey

Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

The Wedding Kiss by Hannah Alexander

California-The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Colleen Coble

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

Angel's Walking by Karen Kingsbury

Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury 

Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury

The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck 

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers

On a Ring and a Prayer by Sandra D. Bricker

Be my Valentino by Sandra D. Bricker

From Bags to Riches by Sandra D. Bricker

In Hidden Places by Tracie Peterson

In Dreams Forgotten by Tracie Peterson

Loving the Ladies' Man by Kristin Canary

Colorado-The Best We've Been by Beth K. Vogt

The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano 

What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

Out of Control by Mary Connealy

The Cubicle Next Door by Siri Mitchell

Connecticut-Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay

Delaware-Promise to Keep by Elizabeth Byler Younts

District of Columbia- Dying for Love by Cara Putman

Critical Threat by Lynette Eason

Florida - Fresh Scars by Donna Mumma

The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck

Out of the Frying Pan by Michelle Griep

Evidence of Mercy by Terri Blackstock

Princess Every After by Rachel Hauck

Georgia- A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay (also Italy)

Living Lies by Natalie Walters

Hawaii-Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal

Idaho - You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks 

Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese

Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher

Illinois- Dear Henry, Love Edith by Becca Kinzer

My Phony Valentine by Courtney Walsh

Indiana-Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Redemption by Karen Kingsbury

Love Story by Karen Kingsbury

Fame by Karen Kingsbury

An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman

Iowa -The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham

Kansas-Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen

Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Florence)

Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Sinclair)

Song of my Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Goldtree)

Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold

Kentucky-The Journey by Wanda Brunstetter

Guide me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Mammoth Cave)

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks

Louisiana-So Not My Thing by Melanie Jacobson

Maine-Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

The Duplicate Bride by Ginny Baird

Maryland-Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Massachusetts-Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh

Dear Enemy by Jean Webster

House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson

Michigan- The Girl Who Could Breathe Underwater by Erin Bartels

Beach Read by Emily Henry (Lake Michigan) 

Since You've Been Gone by Tari Faris (Heritage)

Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund (Presque Isle)

Being Ethel by Michelle Olson 

Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower

Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner

Edge of Dusk by Colleen Coble

Dark of Night by Colleen Coble 

Break of Day by Colleen Coble

Minnesota-One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

Happily Ever After by Susan May Warren 

My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

The Shadow of Your Smile by Susan May Warren

You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren

On Moonberry Lake by Holly Varni

Mississippi-Shadows of the Past by Patricia Bradley

Missouri-A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Trapped by Irene Hannon 

Vanished by Irene Hannon

The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo

Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon 

Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Montana -Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard

The Bones will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks

A Cowboy's Touch by Denise Hunter

The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter

The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter

The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

The Divide by Jolina Petersheim

A Flicker of Light by Katie Powner

Knox by Susan May Warren

The Secret Obituary Writer by Amy Martinsen

Nebraska -With You I Am by Cleopatra Margot 

Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

Nevada-The Vegas Proposal by Julie Jarnagan

New Hampshire -Love Finds You in Bethlehem New Hampshire by Lauralee Bliss

New Jersey-Where Two Hearts Meet by Carrie Turansky

New Mexico-Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks

New York - To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano

After a Fashion by Jen Turano

Wooing Cadie  McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

Tiffany Girl by Deanne Gist

No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

At Your Request by Jen Turano

To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano

A Change in Fortune by Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

In Good Company by Jen Turano

Crossroads by C. C. Warrens

North Carolina-Riverbend Gap by Denise Hunter

Between Stairs and Stardust by Pepper Basham (Asheville, Biltmore Estates)

New Wine Transportation Company by Heather Norman Smith

Just Don't Fall by Emma St. Clair

The Fall Back Plan by Melanie Jacobson

North Dakota-Missing Pieces (The Puzzle King) by Linda Johnson

Ohio- Edgewater Road by Shelley Shepard Gray

Firefly Diaries by C. C. Warrens

Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill

An Amish Cinderella by Shelley Shepard Gray

Oklahoma- Plucking One String by Kris Knorr

Holding the Fort by Reginna Jennings

Oregon-Mr. HOA by Carina Taylor

The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green 

Pelican Point by Irene Hannon

Hero Debut by Angela Ruth Strong

Pennsylvania-The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston

The River by Beverly Lewis 

The First Love by Beverly Lewis

The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis

The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis

Rhode Island-An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

South Carolina- Meet Me in Myrtle Beach by Brooke St. James

Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason

The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark

Active Defense by Lynette Eason

South Dakota-A Claim of her Own by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Tennessee-Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

A Lasting Impression by Tamara Alexander

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim

Softly & Tenderly by Sara Evans & Rachel Hauck 

The Inn at Hidden Run by Olivia Newport

Vendetta by Lisa Harris

Missing by Lisa Harris

Pursued by Lisa Harris

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

He Should Have Told the Bees by Amanda Cox

Counter Attack by Patricia Bradley

Fatal Witness by Patricia Bradley

Texas -Karen Witemeyer Short-Straw Bride

A Worthy Pursuit-Karen Witemeyer 

A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer

If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock

Blue Moon Bay by Lisa Wingate

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate

Lakespur Cove by Lisa Wingate

Beyond Justice by Cara Putnam

In Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot

Talk of the Town By Lisa Wingate

Love and the Dream Come True by Tammy L. Gray

Dead Wrong by Vanetta Chapman

Utah-A Cry From the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks

Vermont- Smitten Book Club by Colleen Coble and others

Virginia-Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

Against All Odds by Irene Hannon

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

A Bride Most Begruding by Deanna Gist

Not a Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols

Washington-True to You by Becky Wade

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese 

All That It Takes by Nicole Deese

Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

Book Nerds and Boyfriends by Sarah Monzon

House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson

America's Favorite Christmastown by Dawn Klinge

West Virginia-Dogwood by Chris Fabry

Wisconsin- The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright (Pleasant Valley)

Christmas After All by Cece Louise

Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright

The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

Wyoming-Forgotten Memories by Penny Zellar

Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard


Africa-In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh

To Win a Prince by Toni Shiloh 

Australia-Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

Canada-Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson (Prince Edward Islands)

Lilly's Promise by Terrie Todd (Manitoba and Alberta) 

Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd (Manitoba, British Columbia, Hong Kong, and Japan)

April's Promise by Terrie Todd (Manitoba) 

The Last Piece by Terrie Todd (Manitoba)

China-Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd (Manitoba, British Columbia, Hong Kong, and Japan)

England- Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund (Kent)

A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano (Somerset)

Philippa Holds Court by Jennie Goutet (London)

A Fall From Grace by Jennie Goutet (London)

France-The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron (Loire Valley)

Ireland-A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel (Donegal)

Italy- A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay (Tuscany, also Georgia) 

All the Lost Places by Amanda Dykes (Venice)

Japan-Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd (Manitoba, British Columbia, Hong Kong, and Japan)

Nigeria-Sunburst by Susan May Warren (also set in Alaska)

South Africa-The Cake List by Dianne J. Wilson (East London)

Sweden-Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

United Kingdom- Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck


  1. That's a really fun idea! I may have to borrow it!

    1. Not sure why I just saw this!! I "borrowed" it from someone else, LOL!

  2. edit: I DID borrow it! =D But, I gave you credit:

  3. I love this idea! I'm not sure if you've read any of my other books, but they are all set in Manitoba. "Rose Among Thornes" is set in Manitoba, British Columbia, Hong Kong, and Japan!

    1. Terrie, I have read most of your books! I forget about half the time to update this page, LOL! I need to play catch up with it. Thanks for the reminder!