Episode 81: The Small Town Meet-Cute, with Jean Oram

Jean Oram is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of feel-good, tingle-inducing, heartwarming romances. They’ll make you want to stay up all night laughing, crying and falling in love with her realistic characters. She loves to sweep readers away while making opposites attract in tear-jerking, laugh-out-loud romances set in small towns.

Her most popular series include The Cowboys of Sweetheart Creek, Texas (Book 5, “The Cowboy’s Surprise Return,” released in 2021), Veils and Vows, and Blueberry Springs. Her latest release, “The Cupcake Cottage,” is a sweet friends-to-lovers romance that starts a new series, Hockey Sweethearts

Jean, who grew up in an old schoolhouse in a small Canadian town (population 100), still lives in Canada with her husband, kids, cat, dog, and the pesky deer (and moose) that wander into her yard to eat her rose bushes and apple trees.

Host Patricia McLinn talks with Jean about the charm of small towns, crafting your characters and connecting with readers

In Jean’s words: “I never quite know how a book is going to be perceived by a reader because what is in my head doesn’t always make it to the page, and the way I feel about a book isn’t always how a reader with a different life experience will feel about this story as well.” [50:24]

You can find Jean at:

Her website






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