Top 10 Tuesday — Vivid Settings

23 Jul

In some books the setting takes a backseat to characterization or plot — the book could take place just about anywhere. But in some books the setting is a major player in, well, setting the scenes. 😉 Whether it is the time or place, an author that can skillfully bring the reader to the site of the story is tops in my books. (Sorry/not sorry for the pun 😉 )  This week Top 10 Tuesday challenged bloggers to share settings they would like to see more of (or not at all), but of course I am tweaking yet again. My list features books that got the setting just right, allowing me to see and feel what the characters did. I hope you find a place to visit and a book to love!

For more on settings, visit That Artsy Reader Girl.


Top Settings in Recent Reads


Alaska — Alaska Twilight by Colleen Coble

Ancient Israel — The Shelter of The Most High by Connilyn Cossette

Colonial Canada — Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

Colonial North Carolina — The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton

Edisto Island, South Carolina — The Bridge Between by Lindsey Brackett

Medieval England — Prince Edward’s Warrant by Mel Starr

WWII Germany — My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

WWII Poland — The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke

When The Heart Sings by Liz Tolsma

Yellowstone National Park — Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett

9 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Vivid Settings”

  1. lydiaschoch July 23, 2019 at 6:46 am #

    Ooh, Yellowstone National Park is a wonderful choice! It’s so beautiful there.

    My TTT.

    • rbclibrary July 23, 2019 at 6:49 am #

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your TTT!

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz July 23, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    I’m always on the lookout for Yellowstone National Park as a setting. It’s my favorite.

    • rbclibrary July 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

      I hope you enjoy this one.

  3. Beth Erin July 23, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

    Fabulous list, Beckie! I see some of my favorites and a few that are on my wish list now! My TTT 🙂

    • rbclibrary July 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

      The never-ending TBR! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) July 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    Fun twist on the topic! I love an atmospheric novel that gets the setting so right that you feel like you’re there.

    Happy TTT!


  5. Jessica at Booked J July 26, 2019 at 10:32 am #

    Ooh, these are some great picks!! I’m very interested in When The Heart Sings.

    • rbclibrary July 26, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

      It is really good!

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