Recommended Christian Romances
- As American as Apple Pie: Four Contemporary Romance Novellas Served with a Slice of Americana (2002)
- Titles include "An apple a day" by Andrea Boeshaar; "Sweet as apple pie" by Kristin Billerbeck; "Apple Annie" by Joyce Livingston; and "Apple pie in your eye" by Gail Sattler.
- Inspirational Romance Reader (2000)
- Includes four novellas: "Whole new world" by Yvonne Lehman; " Fruit of her hands" by Jane Orcutt; " Matter of faith" by Nina Coombs Pykare; and "Eagles for Anna" by Catherine Runyon.
- Alexander, Tamera. Remembered (2007)
- A touching historical romance set in Colorado of a woman searching for her father and finding love on the journey. Fountain Creek Chronicles book 3.
- Austin, Lynn. Though Waters Roar (2009)
- Languishing in a jail cell, Harriet Sherwood has plenty of time to sift through the memories of the three generations of women who have preceded her. As each story emerges, the strength of her family -- and their deep faith in God -- brings Harriet to the discovery of her own goals.
- Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. Can I Get a Witness? (2008)
- Facing the end of her marriage after she discovers her husband's long-time infidelity, workaholic divorce judge Vanessa Kirk is disgusted when a colleague she dislikes orders them to attend counseling before granting a divorce.
- Blackstock, Terri. Evidence of Mercy (1995)
- The plane crash nearly ended Lynda's life. Was it an accident or sabotage? Lynda Barrett, a young lawyer, hates to sell her plane, but she can no longer afford to keep it. Enter Jake Stevens: wealthy, arrogant, and interested in buying Lynda's beloved Piper. Together, he and Lynda embark on a test flight that ends in disaster -- hurling them into a terrifying sequence of events. Evidence of Mercy is book one in the Sun Coast Chronicles.
- Blackwell, Lawanna. The Jewel of Gresham Green (2008)
- The grown children of vicar Andrew Phelps and Julia Hollis now face challenges of their own. Surgeon Philip Hollis's wife resents his family. And writer Aleda Hollis craves privacy. But when Andrew requires Philip's medical skills and Aleda unwittingly advances an evil man's schemes, newcomer Jewel Libby becomes a source of strength for the family.
- Bunn, Davis. My Soul to Keep (2007)
- A Christian entrepreneur, an actor just out of prison, and a has-been scriptwriter team up to do something bigger than any of them could have imagined, but their efforts may be doomed by the machinations of a Hollywood starlet.
- Copeland, Lori. Now and Always (2008)
- Katie Addison's big heart shows in her caring deeds: opening her home to abused women. Rehabilitating injured horses. Helping Warren Tate mend his broken heart. It's only Sheriff Ben O'Keefe who can't seem to get Katie's attention. When mysterious events turn Katie to Ben for help, is this the chance he's been waiting for?
- Cramer, W Dale. Summer of Light (2007)
- After a bizarre accident, construction worker Mick Brannigan is forced into the role of stay-at-home dad while his wife Layne returns to a law firm, but although Layne is not confident that her husband is up to the task of training and caring for their children, Mick dives in to manage the house, the children, and a menagerie of animals, including a goat and a diabolically intelligent dog.
- Crow, Donna Fletcher. All Things New (1997)
- Debbie Jensen, keeping the intriguing Ryland Carlsburg at arm's length, finds herself strangely drawn to quiet widower Gregory Masefield and his young daughter, Melissa, but finds that she must choose between fleeing her past and facing the guilt and fear that have haunted her for so long.
- Crow, Donna Fletcher. Encounter the Light (1997)
- After Lieutenant Richard Greyston is injured in battle, Jennifer Neville attends to his needs in the hospital, but Richard fights his developing feelings for her because he feels she will not be able to love a battle-scarred soldier.
- Gist, Deeanne. Deep in the Heart of Trouble (2008)
- Tony Morgan's new job finds him butting heads with Essie Spreckelmeyer, who runs her father's company, Sullivan Oil, and causes him problems when she contradicts his orders, drafts him into a bicycle race, and tangles with his ambitions.
- Harris, E Lynn. And This Too Shall Pass (1996)
- Harris takes us into the locker rooms and newsrooms of Chicago, where four lives are about to intersect in romance and scandal. At the heart of the novel is the celibate Zurich, a rookie quarterback for the Chicago Cougars whose trajectory for superstardom is interrupted by a sexual assault charge by Mia, a sportscaster with her own sights on fame. With his career in jeopardy, Zurich hires Tamela, a high-powered attorney, to defend him, while Sean, a gay sportswriter, covers the story and uncovers his heart. All of these characters face the challenge of keeping the faith -- in themselves and in God -- while Harris's heartfelt storytelling reveals how the love of family can help one to face the terrible legacy of long-held secrets.
- Hatcher, Robin Lee. The Perfect Life (2008)
- Katherine Clarkson has the perfect life with her husband and daughters until her world is shattered after her husband Brad is accused of mismanaging finances at his foundation and having an affair with a former employee.
- Hickman, Patricia. Fallen Angels (2003)
- Jeb Nubey hides a secret about his past that has left him alienated from his family and hiding from the law. Book 1 of the Millwood Hollow series.
- Hornick, Susan. More than a Cowboy (2008)
- The identity of her daughter's father is a secret, one that single mother Haley Clayton must keep forever -- for a very good reason. But when a tragedy takes the man's life -- a tragedy Haley fears was her fault -- the truth comes out. And now the man's stepbrother, handsome rancher Jared Sinclair, wants answers. Why has Haley kept the child from his family? What is she hiding? Haley can't tell him -- ever. But then Jared insists Haley and young Sarah spend time at the family ranch, where she discovers he's not just a proud cowboy; he's her -- and her daughter's -- deepest wish.
- Hunt, Angela Elwell. The Golden Cross (1998)
- In the seventeenth-century colony of Dutch Batavia, a world-famous cartographer offers Aidan O'Connor the chance to escape her humble past on the sea, ignorant of the legacy that Aidan bears as the successor of the Irish princess, Cahira. Book 2 of the Cahira O'Connor series.
- Kingery, Laurie. The Outlaw's Lady (2009)
- Rebellious rancher's daughter Tess Hennessy seeks adventure -- and that's what she gets when she's abducted to chronicle the Delgado gang's exploits! Yet her kidnapper, gang member Sandoval Parrish, isn't what she expected. There's more to the mysterious outlaw than he shows -- signs of gentleness and devotion that soften Tess's heart.
- Kinkade, Thomas and Katherine Spencer. A New Leaf (2004)
- Disillusioned by romance and love since her bitter divorce, single mother Molly Willoughby has steered away from personal relationships and abandoned her dream of opening her own catering business, until she meets widower Dr. Matthew Foster, a newcomer who has come to Cape Light to build a new life for himself and his teenage daughter. A Cape Light novel.
- Kingsbury, Karen. Shades of Blue (2009)
- Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all -- a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancèe, and a fairy tale life ahead of him -- when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.
- Lewis, Beverly. The Telling (2010)
- Determined to forgo traditional medicine as she struggles to come to terms with a grave medical diagnosis, graduate student Heather Nelson hopes to find answers and healing in Amish country.
- McCourtney, Lorena. Dear Silver (1997)
- When Silver receives an icy letter ending her relationship with Chris Bentley, she is shocked -- mainly because she doesn't know the man! Wanting to alert him to his mistake, she responds to the letter -- but their meeting turns fiery when she berates Chris for the insensitive way he handled their "break-up."
- Miller, Judith. Somewhere to Belong (2010)
- Johanna Ilg has lived her entire life in Main Amana, one of the seven villages inhabited by devout Christians who believe in cooperative living, a simple lifestyle, and faithful service to God. Although she's always longed to see the outside world, Johanna believes her future is rooted in the community. But when she learns a troubling secret, the world she thought she knew is shattered and she is forced to make difficult choices about a new life and the man she left behind. Berta Schumacher has lived a privileged life in Chicago, and when her parents decide they want a simpler life in Amana, Iowa, she resists. Under the strictures of the Amana villages, Berta's rebellion reaches new heights. Will her heart ever be content among the plain people of Amana?
- Morgan, Kathleen. Daughter of Joy (1999)
- A story of redemptive love is captured in a historical romance novel set in late nineteenth-century Colorado. Book 1 of the Brides of Culdee Creek series.
- Oke, Janette. A Bride for Donnigan (1993)
- Donnigan, who dreams of having a wife and helpmate, lives on the western frontier, while Kathleen, who yearns for adventure, lives thousands of miles away, but their love develops through letters. Women of the West series.
- Oke, Janette. Tomorrow's Dream (1998)
- When a medical diagnosis shatters Kyle's joyful expectations for the future, she finds herself isolated from the emotional and spiritual anchors in her life. Kyle Adams series.
- Oke, Janette. Another Homecoming (1997)
- During World War II Martha faces difficult decisions when her husband is reported missing in action.
- Oke, Janette. Beyond the Gathering Storm (2000)
- After following his father's footsteps to become a Canadian Mountie, Henry discovers that his job comes at a high emotional cost, while his sister, Christine, leaves their family home to seek a new life in Edmonton, only to find herself torn between love and faith, in two love stories set in the Canadian West.
- Peart, Jane. A Distant Dawn (1995)
- Following the death of their parents, twenty-four-year-old Sunniva Lyndall and her younger brother, Tracy, leave the comforts and safety of their Ohio Valley home to travel west to California. But unplanned adventure awaits Sunny with the greatest challenge of her young life. Will her strong spirit be enough to see her through -- or is the happiness that California promised a dream that will never be fulfilled? Westward Dream series.
- Peterson, Tracey. Dawn's Prelude (2009)
- Newly widowed Lydia Sellers, longing to put the memories of a painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt. Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings things she didn't expect: the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill; and the discovery that she is pregnant with her dead husband's child. What will this mean for her budding relationship with Kjell? And what lengths will her stepchildren go to reclaim their father's fortune? Lydia soon finds her life -- and that of her child's -- on the line. Song of Alaska, Book 1.
- Raney, Deborah. A Vow to Cherish (2007)
- Jake and Ellen, a Christian couple looking forward to re-exploring their relationship now that their children have left home, are faced with unexpected challenges when Ellen begins showing signs of Alzheimer's disease.
- Richards, Emilie. Touching Stars (2007)
- When her ex-husband, an investigative reporter, returns from Afghanistan, searching for a place to recover from the emotional trauma, Gayle Fortman opens up her home -- and her heart -- in hopes that her sons can establish a real bond with their father and that the love that they once shared is still alive.
- Rivers, Francine. A Voice in the Wind (1993)
- A young Christian slave girl struggles to reconcile her love for a handsome aristocrat with her deep faith, as she confronts the dark and decadent forces of imperial Rome. Mark of the Lion series.
- Samson, Lisa. The Passion of Mary-Margaret (2009)
- When Mary-Margaret Danaher returns to a small island in the Chesapeake Bay to prepare for her final vows into sisterhood, she encounters Jude Keller, the lightkeeper's son, who Mary-Margaret met while she was studying at convent school, but when the Spirit tells Mary-Margaret she must marry the troubled boy who befriended her all those years ago, she is faced with forsaking the only life she ever wanted for a man she knows she will never love.
- Tatlock, Ann. The Returning (2009)
- Ex-convict John Sheldon returns home to his wife Andrea and their three children. While incarcerated, he committed his life to Christ and wants to hold fast to his newfound faith. Andrea is wary of his conversion, son Billy is delighted, and daughter Rebekah is skeptical. Six-year-old Phoebe doesn't remember her father and is withdrawn. Can John and Andrea mend the rifts that have torn their family apart?
- Turner, Jamie Langston. Winter Birds (2006)
- Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived most of her life without ever knowing genuine love. Her professor husband had married her for the convenience of having a typist for his scholarly papers. The discovery of a dark secret opens her eyes to the truth about her marriage and her husband. Eventually nephew Patrick and his wife, Rachel, take Sophia into their home, and she observes from a careful distance their earnest faith and the simple gifts of kindness they generously bestow upon her and others-this in spite of an unthinkable tragedy they've suffered. Dare she unlock the door behind which she stalwartly conceals her broken heart? An insightful and moving portrayal of the transforming power of love.
- Whitson, Stephanie Grace. Sixteen Brides (2010)
- Sixteen Civil War widows draw on all the courage and faith they can muster, after they are wooed by a land speculator to settle in Nebraska, only to discover that they were lured there in hopes that they would accept marriage proposals shortly after their arrival.
- Woodsmall, Cindy. When the Heart Cries (2006)
- Hannah Lapp, a seventeen-year-old who had been raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, wants to break with tradition and marry outside the sheltered community, but on a quiet night before Hannah and Mennonite Paul Waddell can be married, tragedy strikes and Hannah faces losing her place in the community forever.