#LongandShortReviews #bloggingchallenge 5.27.2020

Book set in my city or state is today’s topic and it’s a goodie! I live in rural New Hampshire and the state boasts many wonderful authors in their own right who use the beauty and majesty of the state in their works, myself included ( more on that, later). These authors include, but are not limited to,

Jodi Picoult: Change of Heart, Handle with Care, The Nineteen Minutes

John Irving: A prayer for Owen Meany, The Hotel New Hampshire,

John Knowles: A Separate Peace

Anita Shreve: The Weight of Water

Thorton Wilder: Our Town

Barbara Delinsky: The Carpenter’s lady

And I would be remiss if I didn’t include myself in this group. I have an entire series, A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN,


(book 3 – Baked with Love coming Winter 2020) *** this is not the real cover, just a mock-up I made!

set in Heaven, NH, a fiction town that has many eery similarities to the town I live in and my newest book, VANILLA WITH A TWIST set in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire.


So, you can see, New Hampshire is, has been, and will continue to be, a very popular state to set a book in.

One personal aside, the original JUMANJI movie, the one with Robin Williams, was filmed in my home town of Keene, NH.

I was lucky enough to actually watch the filming of this scene in our Central Square. Cool, no?

Let’s see where some of the other authors in this blog challenge live, and the books set in their town or state: L&SR

Until next time, peeps ~ Peg

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19 responses to “#LongandShortReviews #bloggingchallenge 5.27.2020

  1. lydiaschoch

    I didn’t realize Jodi Picoult had written so many books set in your area! That’s awesome.

    My post.

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      Lydia she spoke at my daughter’s high school once and that’s how I got to know her andher books. She’s a delight!


  2. Very cool. We had some of a Liam Neeson movie filmed not too far from us, but nothing as cool as Jumanji. I did read A prayer for Owen Meany, The Hotel New Hampshire, but I’d forgotten it was set there. 🙂 Good post!

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  3. Patrick Prescott

    Such a rich history of fiction and well known authors. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/05/wc052720.html

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  4. rachellepaigecampbell

    What a picturesque hometown! Perfect setting for falling in love.

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  5. Wow, I loved the first Jumanji movie. How cool you got to watch filming. Sounds like NH is a popular local for books.

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  6. melanierousselfiction

    I’ve always wanted to go to New Hampshire! An ex-teacher of mine moved there and I’m always envious of the photos. Most of those authors are new to me, except for Jodi Picoult so I guess I’ve got some catching up to do. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Bonnie Edwards

    Very cool post, Peggy! What an interesting town.

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  8. I’m enjoying this prompt so much for the places it has taken bloggers. NH is one of the states I want to visit when it’s safe to go.


  9. Leah Wong

    I’m enjoying this prompt so much for all the places. NH is one place I’ve always wanted to see.


  10. That’s so cool that the Jumanji was filmed there! Awesome!


  11. Okay, very cool about Jumanji… and I’m not familiar with many of the books on your list but Our Town has a special place in my heart. It was the first play I was associated with in high school.. not acting but I did all the makeup for it. And that began my love of the theatre. One of these days I’m going to make it to New Hampshire!! My post is here if you’d like to stop by.


  12. Such an awesome list! And that’s so cool about Jumanji. Speaking of the One Scoop or Two books, I’d like to run features on yours and the other authors of those throughout the month of July in Sweet Tea Mafia. I’ll have to zip you a DM with what I have in mind. 🙂


  13. I’ve actually read the most books that you’ve listed, more so than any of the other authors! And I LOVE the cover for baked With Love–you should really use it! Clever and evocative. Great blog.


    • Peggy Jaeger

      Fiona – thanks for the kind words. Im trying to keep the series all branded the same way so the cupcakes wont fit in. I need to write another story about a baker! Hee hEE


  14. Wow, you do have some cool local authors and books but I’m super impressed about the Jumanji set. next time it’s on telly I’ll take a closer look.
    Love the cupcakes on your mock-up cover!


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