Inspirational Romance

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 ...

A
Witness Protection Unraveled

In the Love Inspired Suspense line, balancing the romance, suspense and spiritual elements in a relatively short book must be tough for an author. In Witness Protection Unraveled, Maggie K. Black shows us how that balance can be achieved. This novel is the third in the author’s Protected Identitie ...

C+
Beach Haven

Think cozy mystery, then swap out the mystery for a love story, and you’ll have a feel for the rhythm of Beach Haven. The seaside town of Sunset Cove, its cast of characters, and how the main couple interacts within the community are the strong underpinnings on which the love story unfolds. Beach ...