Spoiler Alert: If you’re boycotting Valentine’s Day, this post might not be your favorite… but, if you love love and you’re looking for themed reads to go along with your conversation hearts and chocolate-covered cherries, I’ve got nine great romance recommendations for you!
1. The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann. Christian romantic suspense. If you like to fall in love from the edge of your seat, give this one a try. I loved this book so much, I read it twice back-to-back. I just wasn’t ready to leave that story!
2. Grand Central. Collection, foreword by Kristin Hannah. General market post-WWII romantic fiction. I’m taking a risk recommending it before I’ve finished, as I’m actually reading this tender collection right now. Full of short post-WWII stories set at Grand Central Station, this one boasts some names you’ve heard me mention before, like Karen White and Sarah Jio, as well as eight other bestselling and critically acclaimed authors. Plus the gorgeous cover is completely irresistible. (Again, this one is general market fiction, so for those who usually stick to Inspirational/Christian fiction, consider this your salty-language warning/disclaimer.)
3. Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer. Christian historical romance. Speaking of short fiction: another of my favorite authors has a new novella out! This connects to her previous release, Full Steam Ahead (which I loved!) but can also be read as a stand-alone. Novellas are enjoying a resurgence thanks to eReaders, and I’m really liking these quick reads.
4-6. Rich in Faith series by Lindi Peterson. Christian sweet romance. Lindi’s books are such a feel-good treat. I’ve read and enjoyed Rich in Love and Rich in Hope. As the titles suggest, these books bring a glamorous setting and stories of things money can’t buy. The third and final book, Rich in Faith, just came out so I’ve got that one on-deck to read soon!
7-9. The Royal Wedding series by Rachel Hauck. Christian contemporary romance. These modern-day princess stories are so fun. Once Upon A Prince and Princess Ever After imagine strong Southern women caught up in the glitz and decorum of Royals. The third book, How to Catch a Prince, doesn’t come out until later this month. but there’s a neat pre-order contest on for it. Details here!
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Love-themed reads to go along w/ your conversation hearts & chocolate-covered cherries! [Tweet this]
And now you should be loaded up on love!
How about you? Got a rec for me? Let’s hear it!
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Full Disclosure: I was in no way compensated for mentions in this post, and my opinions are my own!