For some readers, both authors can be considered readalikes for each other.

Elin Hilderbrand
From NoveList Plus: While Elin Hilderbrand’s characters change from novel to novel, her setting remains consistent – the historic island of Nantucket. Using the island as a jumping off point, Hilderbrand’s works offer the hallmarks of an ideal summer vacation read: romance, friendship, a beautiful setting, conflict and characters facing personal challenges. While rife with tales of people living privileged lifestyle, Hilderbrand grounds her stories in topics that will feel familiar to all women – love, illness, friendship, and family relationships. Start with: The Blue Bistro.

Nancy Thayer
Mary Alice Monroe
Claire Cook
Cathy Kelly
Erin Duffy’s On the Rocks

Dorothea Benton Frank
From NoveList Plus: Author Dorothea Benton Frank draws on her years spent living in South Carolina to create the luscious small-town settings for her standalone novels and her Lowcountry tales series. The heroines of her women’s fiction books, who all struggle with life problems such as divorce and career dissatisfaction, commonly begin their stories in distant locales, but they inevitably find the way to Sullivan’s Island, SC, where the close-knit community offers a chance for healing, friendship, redemption, and new romantic beginnings. Readers love Frank’s accessible but evocative prose, strong women protagonists, and frequent dashes of humor. Start with: Sullivan’s Island.

Anne Rivers Siddons
Cassandra King
Joshilyn Jackson
Nan Rossiter
Jill McCorkle