by Kit Morgan
Everyone loves a fun town. I have readers who ask where Clear Creek is. A town named after the creek I live on, a fictional place full of quirky yet loving characters that look out for each other through thick and thin. My readers love the Dunnigans who own the town mercantile, the preacher and his wife, Josiah and Annie, and the Mulligans who own the saloon. They especially love the Cooke family that own a cattle ranch several miles out of Clear Creek. They’ve been to town picnics with these characters, town meetings, church, and had supper in some of their homes. Yes, romances are great. They’re greater when we get to be as involved with the hero and heroine as everyone else is in town! We grieve along with them when one of them passes on. We worry when a local farmer’s son falls out of the hayloft and gets hurt. We breathe a sigh of relief when the town matriarch, the doctor’s wife, has a near brush with death but beats the odds when by rights, she should have died. These are secondary characters, but because we’ve come to know them so well, they are just as important to us as the main characters of the story, for some, even more so. They’re a constant in a longer series, so we know how they’re going to react when a new character comes to town and say, does something to upset the grocer’s wife. We know she’s cantankerous, but the new character doesn’t know it yet. But he will, much to our delight!
I’ve created several communities like this. Clear Creek, Oregon, Nowhere, Washington – where Dear Mr. Weaver, my latest book takes place, and Independence, Oregon (an actual town). All three have something special in them. All have fun and interesting people too. The perfect back drop for romance, fun, excitement, and once in awhile, something magical.
What are some of your favorite books with great communities in them? Like old friends, you never get tired of paying them a visit now and then.
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Kit's Mail-Order Brides Ink Series: Dear Mr. Weaver
Ebba Knudson can’t figure out why folks in her intended’s town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all…
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