Over the years I’ve read hundreds of Christian romance novels. Some—either because they touch on themes I love or because they are so well-written—stand out in my mind as the ones I most enjoyed. While there are many, many other fabulous Christian romances and numerous other authors who always deliver a wonderful story, if you asked me to recommend a Christian romance, it would probably be one of these. These are listed alphabetically by title. (KU) indicates titles that were available in Kindle Unlimited last time I checked.
Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. (2020) (KU) This contemporary Christian romance features a hero bound to win your heart. And yet, the heroine, first grade teacher Lauren Bailey, fights falling in love with him. Their meeting happens at the very worst possible time, potentially ruining a plan she feels called by God to pursue. I loved this book so much that one night at dinner I told my husband the plot, up to where I had read. The next night, my husband (an engineer who’s never read a romance except for mine) asked how it turned out! Now, that’s high praise for a story! I highly recommend this book!
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer. (2014) (KU) A humorous historical romance about a debutant and a reclusive engineer. Fabulous great characters that really come to life! A winner!
Gone to Green by Judy Christie. (2009) (KU) Have you ever read a book that’s been out for a while and thought “how have I missed this?” That was me with Gone to Green! I read it, and then tore through the other four books of The Green Series at about a book a day. If you’ve read Jan Karon’s Mitford series and wanted more books with that sweet, small-town feel, you’ll thoroughly enjoy these inspirational books about a big city journalist who moves to rural Louisiana and falls in love!
Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason. (2015) (KU) I readily admit that I’m biased. The author is my critique partner and dear friend. This book is truly fabulous, however, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. It has more than 450 ratings on Amazon with an average of 4.5 stars. A double romance set in 1911 on a Long Island horse farm, Irish Meadows has characters that stay in your heart!
A Match of Wits by Jen Turano. (2014) Gilded Age + delightful romance + laugh-out-loud humor. Jen Turano has written book after book with what to me is a perfect combination. But this book—this book!—also has a pet pig! What a hoot!
Now and Then and Always by Melissa Tagg. (2019) (KU) A sweet contemporary Christian romance about two emotionally wounded people who find love and healing. Add in a house full of secrets and charming small town and you get a story I loved!
Sweet on You by Becky Wade. (2019) I’m a huge fan of Becky Wade, and I think this is one of her best. It’s the third book in the Bradford Sisters series and features a heroine who makes gourmet chocolates. A delicious contemporary Christian romance!
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander. (2012) A fabulous historical romance set after the Civil War in Nashville, Tennessee. I read a whole pile of books by this author and although they were all wonderful, this was my favorite.
My favorite of the books I’ve written? That’s a hard one, and I’d say my favorite often changes. For today at least, I’ll say my favorite is Love Once More. I just really enjoy the combination of a sweet, second-chance romance with the scenes where the hero, Clay, is realizing what a challenge it is to take care of his twin baby nieces. When my kids were little, it seemed that no matter how well I planned, life with little ones always kept me hopping, but also brought more joy than I could have imagined.
Love Once More (2020) (KU) An uncle who’s suddenly parenting nine-month-old twins is in for even more surprises when his ex-fiancée moves in next door.
Love Once More is Book 4 of my Abundance Series, but it’s a stand-alone novel and you can easily read it without reading the earlier books in the series. It’s available in e-book, paperback, and Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.