Inspirational Romance

D+
Turning Home

Turning Home is an introspective inspirational romance with the intriguing premise of a heroine who leaves behind  the conveniences of the modern world when she falls in love with an Amish man. Unfortunately, the execution of this fascinating storyline leaves a lot to be desired. Julia Durant os ...

B-
Forever

I had not read Vanessa Miller's work before, and just happened to pick up Forever, her fiftieth book and a significant milestone for any author. Forever also serves as the first installment of her new Let's Stay Together series. I was pleased to find a smooth read with a story full of a traditional ...

B+
The London Restoration

It's been a long time since I've read a novel with layers of rich historical detail, espionage, and a poignant love story so deftly intertwined. The London Restoration brings post-World War II London to life in a book that deserves a long, slow read so the reader can soak up every nuance. Theirs ...

C
A Bride for the Season

Nothing’s more disappointing than a story where the author sets up a tough situation that will keep the characters apart for good, then provides a deus ex machina so that they get together. This may fit the definition of romance, but it doesn’t result in a wonderful read, and sadly, A Bride for ...

B+
Line by Line

Every time I pick up a new book by Jennifer Delamere, I find that her storytelling has gotten better. Her newest book, Line by Line, is no different. The novel is the first in a new series, Love Along the Wires, about three friends in 1880s London trying to succeed in business and in love. After a s ...

B-
A Springtime Heart

A Springtime Heart is a perfectly sweet romance between two former 'wild children' trying to fit back in with the culture of their native communities.  The only thing that really holds it back is occasionally dull narrative voice, which often comes off as pedestrian. The once-rebellious Dorcas B ...

B-
Carolina Breeze

Lately, I’ve been in a Carolina mood and picked up Carolina Breeze, a novel set in the fictional town of Bluebell surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Carolina Breeze is the second book of the author’s Bluebell Inn Romance trilogy and offers a gentle romance while following ...

B-
Hadley Beckett's Next Dish

A solid step up from Bethany Turner’s previous novel, Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish is a fine contemporary romance about two chefs with clashing personalities who find love. The titular Hadley Beckett is a wiz in the kitchen. With two Michelin stars to her name, she’s sugar sweet and southern ...

A
A Gilded Lady

A Gilded Lady is the absolutely fantastic second book in the Hope and Glory series set in the dazzling world of Washington D.C.’s Gilded Age. Fans of the first story - The Spice King - will recognize the heroine as a secondary character in that volume but you don’t need to have read that novel t ...

B+
At Love's Command

Ex-cavalry officer Matt Hanger is used to giving orders and having them carried out but when he meets Dr. Jo Burket, he learns that his heart doesn’t obey him but beats At Love’s Command. After the disaster of Wounded Knee, Matt critiqued the military’s handling of the situation and left th ...