7 Romance Novels That Were Basically Written For Anyone Who's Obsessed With Fall

by Kerri Jarema

With November on the horizon, it's time to fully immerse ourselves in the calm of the autumn season before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season completely takes over our day to day. And for some readers, there is nothing that says "sit back and relax" more than a classic romance novel that you can fall right into and devour in a single sitting. These books are known for their immersive drama, intense plots, bold characters and, yes, romances that will have you turning page after page. And if that sounds like just what you need for a cozy night on the couch, it gets even better...because there are lots of romance novels set right in the midst of fall.

Just imagine the addictive stories you know and love, with the added magic of the autumnal season; swirling leaves, vibrant colors, quaint small towns and luxurious historical settings. Even if you've never given romance novels a try before, this is the ideal time of year to go for it. Romance novels just seem made for the autumn/winter seasons and with the year coming to an end, you can sneak in a few extra reads on to your yearly challenge, too. Talk about a win win.

'It Happened One Autumn' by Lisa Kleypas

Beautiful, bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing in London society." And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat. But when Marcus and Lillian fall in love, he starts to consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable... as his bride?

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'Autumn Getaway' by Jennifer Gracen

Newly divorced mom Lydia is just getting back on her feet. Her college roommate’s wedding promises a much-needed getaway weekend with old friends, at a beautiful manor in Connecticut. When she meets Sam, a handsome friend of the groom, their instant connection feels intensely real to both of them...but the ink is barely dry on her divorce. It takes all her nerve, and more than a little prodding from her girlfriends, to convince Lydia to give her heart—and Sam—a chance.

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'Hope Springs On Main Street' by Olivia Miles

What do you do when your cheating husband proposes to the "other woman"? For Jane Madison, it means you keep calm, carry on, and sneak candy bars and wine for dinner. Jane's grateful for her adorable little girl, yet she yearns for romance. Only one man ever really "got" Jane―and she's stunned when he returns to Briar Creek. But a single mom can't date her ex's best friend... can she?

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'The Autumn Bride' by Anne Gracie

Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's servants and—with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her “nieces." It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice’s dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient—and discovers an impostor running his household.

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'September' by Rosamund Pilcher

As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life. The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, finds love for the first time, while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart. Far from them all is Pandora, the glamorous, exciting girl who ran away twenty years before. All will converge on Scotland this September.

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'Harvest Moon' by Robyn Carr

Rising sous-chef Kelly Matlock's sudden collapse at work is a wake-up call. Disillusioned and burned out, she's retreated to her sister Jillian's house to rest and reevaluate. But Virgin River is a far cry from San Francisco. Kelly's starting to feel a little too unmotivated…until she meets Lief Holbrook. But less appealing is Lief's rebellious stepdaughter, Courtney. Kelly's never fallen for a guy with such serious baggage, but some things are worth fighting for.

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'Autumn in the Vineyard' by Marina Adair

Frankie Baudouin has a hundred reasons not to trust Nate DeLuca. First, he’s a DeLuca. Second, he kissed her — in front of the entire town — and then never called. Oh, and he’s after her land. Sorrento Ranch is Frankie’s last chance to prove to her family — and to herself — that she has what it takes to be an award-winning winemaker. And she will stop at nothing to ensure her success. For Nate, Sorrento Ranch is more than just soil and grape vines; it was his father’s dream — a dream Nate is determined to make a reality.

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