List of Feel Good Books
I’m sitting here during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic & all I want to do is read books that take me someplace else & leave me feeling hopeful. Anyone else? I hope you’re able to find some uplifting reads in this list of feel good books!
Have you ever eaten blackbird pie? Well, you’ll want a piece from The Blackbird cafe. If eaten, it will give you dreams of a loved one who has passed. What an amazing gift! This is top on my list of feel good books because there is something magical, special & so uplifting about this story.
Oh, one of my favorites! The Christmas Sisters is also my introduction to Sarah Morgan fangirl status. I love her books & this one is so special. Sisters each dealing with their own issues trying to come together at Christmas. Honestly, read it any time of the year for a feel good family tale.
This book will always be special to me because I read it at a really hard time. Jill’s writing brought me laughs & I love the town of Wildstone. This is part of a series but easily read as a standalone. The Lemon Sisters is about second chances, sisters & a nice helping of romance. Jill has another series that’s super cute too!
Ready to visit Virgin River? Yes, it’s a fantastic Netflix series, but the books are works of art! I listen to them on audio & highly recommend the series! This is the start & we meet Mel & Jack. Virgin River is a town of hearty, authentic people & I bet you will fall in love with it & never want to leave. Robyn writes these super strong female characters & I just love them. If you’re looking for a great Robyn standalone, check out Sunrise on Half Moon Bay.
Another Audible Escape favorite is Raeanne Thayne’s Haven Point series. Snow Angel Cove is the first & it’s a great intro to a series filled with happily ever afters & a super cute town. Think Hallmark with a little bit of grit. These titles are such a blast & definitely top 5 on my List of Feel Good Books.
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey is a wonderful read about family, secrets & sisterly love. Read this if you’re looking to start a series that gives you all the feels. Sisters, secrets & an idyllic family home make up the first book in the Peachtree Bluff series. You can also read her newest, Feels Like Falling. It is fabulous too!
I love every minute of this tender & charming story. While reading Springtime at Hope Cottage, I feel all snuggled up in this wonderful world. Everything will be okay, people get seconds chances, your neighbors support you & you may even get a free fudge sampler platter. Let me be clear, my friends, we all need that feeling in our life. Annie Rains delivers hope.
A sweet & charming tale that centers around a town Renaissance Faire. Well Met is cozy, cute, funny, clever & a hell of a lot of fun. There is something so endearing, satisfying & wonderfully entertaining about this book. I just love it!
If you’re looking for a romantic tale that centers around a strong, hard-working female protagonist, look no further. The Write Escape by Charish Reid is a wonderful story about love, perseverance & following one’s heart. Also, love the fact that it is set in Ireland!
Laughs, heartwarming family time, hilarious scenes, memorable characters with a huge helping of small-town & Southern twang. Sweet Tea & Sympathy is the start of Molly Harper’s Southern Eclectic series & it is just so delightful & enjoyable!
I will admit, this one is a little heavier, but still so wonderful. The Story of Arthur Truluv is about kindred spirits, relationships & loss. It’s one of those stories that although it deals with heavier story matter, it’s done so well that it leaves you smiling.
I’m trusting my mom on this one. She loves a story with a happy ending more than anyone I know. As soon as I sit down to write this List of Feel Good Books, I have to include one of her all-time faves, Dalton! There are tons of secrets in this novel. So many people have something to hide & it all comes out. I couldn’t put the books down. The story sucks you in & I savored every page. If you love this one, be sure to check out Karen’s book Dovetail.
Sorority life in the Deep South with a huge helping of generational racism, a myriad of traditions, female friendships & a generous finish of feminism & human rights. That’s a lot for a book, right? Somehow Lisa Patton pulls it off in Rush. I really loved this one!
What a tale. I’m now quitting my job and opening a bookstore. Magical, heartwarming, emotional & a bittersweet finish. I loved it and will read it again and again!
See any favorites I left out? Let me know! I’m always on the hunt for feel-good books!
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