Angela Thirkell has been writing romance novels for over 81 years and has published 26 books in that time. Quite a few of her books fall within the genreromantic comedy and are set in contemporary times.
A much liked series by Angela Thirkell are the contemporary romantic comedy Barsetshire books, featuring tropes. The highest rated books by Angela Thirkell are Summer Half, The Brandons, Growing Up and The Headmistress. Her latest book is Ankle Deep: A romantic comedy of errors set in the English countryside which was published in 2019.
If you want to get started with Thirkell's books, we suggest High Rising (Barsetshire #1).