Inspirational Romance

B-
The Midwife's Tale

I think The Midwife's Tale might be the first Pennsylvania-set book I've read in ages that doesn't have an Amish person in sight. Instead, readers get to visit a sleepy 19th century country town and follow the adventures of the local midwife as she treats patients and starts to find a love story of ...

B+
A Worthy Pursuit

A schoolmarm turned kidnapper is the star of Karen Witemeyer’s new novel A Worthy Pursuit. Charlotte Atherton is working as headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths when her boss advises her the school will be shutting down. Wise to just why this will be, Charlotte takes three o ...

C
A Love Like Ours

Now here's a book that I think will be polarizing. On the one hand, the writing is strong, the characters likable, and the conflict quite emotional. I love friends-to-lovers stories and I'm enjoying a lot of the current crop of inspy romance writers, so for a while I was lapping up A Love Like Our ...

B+
Tiffany Girl

Deeanne Gist has caused quite a stir in the inspirational romance community with her new novel Tiffany Girl. Some have gone so far as to call the novel porn and those same reviewers are advising Christian readers to avoid it lest it lead them straight to hell. What exactly has everyone in such a ...

D+
The Last Heiress

Anyone who reads my reviews probably knows I'm a sucker for historicals set outside the usual Regencyish fantasyland. However, no amount of fantastic setting can save a story that just isn't told well. And that's the problem with The Last Heiress. The last gasp of the Confederacy makes for a fascina ...

B-
Where Trust Lies

This is the second in the authors’ Return to the Canadian West series. Like the first book in the series, it is low on romance and rich in the drama of daily life. I think that would have worked better if the book had not also had the tendency to veer towards a travelogue. The fairly high grade fo ...

C
The Advent Bride

The Advent Bride, first of The Twelve Brides of Christmas novellas, appears meant to be heartwarming story of a schoolteacher reaching a difficult student and also finding love during the Christmas season. However, it all felt just a bit too flat for me to truly enjoy it. An orphan ...

B-
The Forgiven

World War 2 romances are a favorite of mine and I tend to pick up anything set in this time period. With this particular novel I was excited to explore a piece of history heretofore undiscovered by me – the part of the Amish in this important conflict. I hadn’t really thought about what it would ...

B+
With Every Breath

Some books keep you reading late into the night, long after you should have been asleep. This is one of them. Not only was I breathless with anticipation regarding the romance between Trevor and Kate but I was deeply immersed in the history of tuberculosis and its treatment. Kate Livin ...

B-
The Butterfly and the Violin

Do you believe that love can survive even the direst of circumstances? In this engaging tale of hope amidst horror the author looks at what happens to love when the worst we can imagine separates us from the one we love. As a young girl, Sera James saw a painting which has haunted her ever since. ...