Why is Small Town Fiction So Popular?


Have you ever noticed that a lot—and I mean a staggering percentage—of contemporary romance fiction is set in small towns? While most romance movies and rom-coms take place in larger cities, the vast majority of romance fiction is set in smaller, quieter towns.
And it’s not just romance, either! Mysteries, thrillers, even works of supernatural and paranormal fiction often take place in quaint little villages or towns far away from the hustle and bustle of life. Why is that? Why do small towns serve as such a perfect setting for so many different types of fiction?


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