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Romance… *happy sigh* It’s a genre I love because it serves to remind me of the beauty God created in the act of marriage between a man and a woman. Just like with a rich dessert, the results of an overdose can be disastrous, but today I’m sharing five books that include clean romance from a distinctly Christian perspective and that I think are worthy of reading. 😀
*rubs hands together* *swoons*
1. Ready or Not by Chautona Havig (and the next two books! I need to read the fourth…) is one I always mention without fail. 😉 Reason #1? It’s a lot of hilarious and beautiful ordinary life with romance thrown in. Reason #2, it sorta includes adoption. And Reason #3? I want to be Aggie when I grow up–sending prayers up to God in the thick of raising seven children, getting it done even if she feels like going crazy, and holding on to joy. 😉 I reviewed the first three books in the series here. (Which needs to be updated someday when I get the chance to re-read.) 😉
2. Okay, this book is so adorable!!! It makes me cry with the delight and the cuteness just thinking about it! ❤ The Garden Wall by Jennie Bishop is a picture book like none you’ve ever seen before. 😀 It tells a story based on 1 Corinthians 13 complete with adorable pictures. *heart squeeze*
3. This isn’t a romance novel. It’s actually the biography of one of my heroes of the faith. (Everyone should know about this awesome man’s life for Christ!) But since A Man Called Peter is written by his wife (Catherine Marshall), there is a cute glimpse into their romance that is really sweet. (Be prepared for this one to also make you cry…)
4. Okay, why do I keep picking books that make me cry??! There must be some conspiracy here… I love Last Wish by Valerie Howard because it portrays a friendship based on Christ growing into something more. It’s pretty sweet. ❤ (And Gospel-full!) Read my review here.
5. Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire is more about redemption than romance, but that’s the special thing about it. God taking broken pieces and putting them back together in Him, making something beautiful! 😉 My review-self can explain it all better than my blog-self can, so go check out my review here. (And if you would like to vote it up, that would be awesome.) 😉
Boats are the perfect place to read a book or play the Lady of Shallot if you ask me. And with autumn leaves falling all around, the whole setting is simply romantic! (To use the proper sense of the word.) Share about a book that makes your heart squeeze in the comments.
For links to the other blogs, Rebekah’s five favorites, and the giveaway, visit our hostess blog. 😉