Top 5 Favorite Clean, Christian Romance Reads


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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. πŸ˜€

*rubs hands together* *swoons*


1. Ready or Not by Chautona Havig (and the next two books! I need to read the fourth…)Β  is one I always mention without fail. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜‰ I reviewed the first three books in the series here. (Which needs to be updated someday when I get the chance to re-read.) πŸ˜‰


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. πŸ˜€ 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!)Β 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! πŸ˜‰ My review-self can explain it all better than my blog-self can, so go check out my review here.Β Β (And if you would like to vote it up, that would be awesome.) πŸ˜‰

FFF - boatsBoats are the perfect place to read a book or play the Lady of ShallotΒ 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. πŸ˜‰


(P.S.– If you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy my romance recommendations from last year’s party found here.)

48 thoughts on “Top 5 Favorite Clean, Christian Romance Reads

  1. Ah yes, “Ready or Not” is so much fun. πŸ™‚ I still pull it off my shelf when I want something to smile over. And the romance in it is just beginning. πŸ™‚
    I haven’t read any of the other books on your list. So many books to read, so little time! πŸ™‚

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    1. From the scene where she accidentally gives the baby coffee onward, I enjoyed Aggie immensely. πŸ˜‰ Yes, that’s my favorite kind! πŸ˜‰

      Oh, yay! You have much to look forward to. πŸ˜€


  2. Ooh! The Garden Wall, is so amazing! I love that book! I know, I know. It’s technically a children’s book, but I don’t like technical.

    Last Wish looks so good!


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  3. A Man Called Peter is one of my favorites too! I’m actually currently reading Catherine Marshall’s “To Live Again”, which tells about Catherine’s journey through grief and life after Peter died, including everything about how she got to write his biography… only halfway through, but it’s pretty good too!

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    1. Oh, that’s great! πŸ˜€ Wow, that sounds like it could be a very heartbreaking but overall good book. πŸ˜‰ I just might have to check it out… Thanks for the recommendation!


  4. I love your introduction! That is a great perspective on romance, and so true about an overdose being disastrous-that’s why I try to stay away from too much of it. Laddie, by Gene Stratton-Porter, is a book I just finished reading. It’s a really good book, and has clean romance in it, so I guess that would be a top one for me. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Martin Hospitality-hopefully I’ll get a chance to read it someday. And I love missionary biographies…or autobiographies..whichever one it is πŸ˜€ I’ll have to look into Peter Marshall’s. I love how you added a picture book as one of your favorites!

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    1. Thank you, Jewels! I’m glad you agree! πŸ˜‰

      Oh, neat! I’ve never heard of it, but I should definitely look it up. Thanks for the recommendation! πŸ˜‰

      I hope you like it–it’s truly a special book.

      πŸ˜€ Picture books are some of my favorites! Last year, one of our categories was all about picture books actually. It was pretty fun. πŸ˜‰


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