15 Must-Read Christian Romance Novels Where Faith Takes Center Stage

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There’s nothing as amazing as reading a book where faith and romance intertwine and if books like this are more your speed, this post is 100% for you. 

With everything from friends to lovers to childhood friends reunited to even small-town romances, these Christian romance novels will crawl into your hearts and stay there for a while.

1. The Preacher’s Promise by Piper Huguley

The Preachers promise

In 1866 Oberlin, Ohio, Amanda Stewart, grieving her father’s death, rejects an indecent proposal and instead decides to start a school for the formerly enslaved in Milford, Georgia. 

Facing resistance from the mayor, Virgil Smithson, they must overcome their differences to build a new community in the aftermath of the Civil War.

2. Bring On The Blessings by Beverly Jenkins

Bring On the blessings

Bring On The Blessings follows Bernadine Brown, who, after a divorce leaves her armed with $275,000,000.

She then buys a struggling town in Kansas founded by freed slaves and alongside the town’s mayor, Trent July, they work to revive the community even though they face resistance from some residents.

3. On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White

On Wings of devotion

This heartwarming historical Christian romance novel follows Major Phillip Camden who is wrongly accused of causing his squadron’s death. 

Nurse Arabelle Denler sees beyond his reputation, and as their paths intertwine, they discover healing together amidst threats and challenges during World War I. 

Facing court-martial and a plot to exploit Camden, they find healing, love, and hope in the aftermath of the conflict.

4. Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble

Freedoms light

Hannah Thomas is a lighthouse keeper in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. 

After her husband’s death, she meets a mysterious captain, and soon their lives are intertwined in this story of love, war, and the pursuit of freedom.

5. Maid To Match by Deanne Gist

Maid to match

Tillie Reese, dazzled by wealth at the Biltmore, becomes entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage with Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. 

The forbidden romance in this absolutely beautiful Christian romance is everything my heart needed when I watched it and I know you’ll love it too!

6. Cascade by Lisa Tawn Bergren


Cascade follows Gabi and Lia as they time-travel to medieval Italy and despite the battles and many problems, they discover courage, sacrifice, and love. 

Gabi is drawn to Marcello, but the simple fact that they’re from totally different times threatens their connection.

7. When The Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall

When the morning comes

Hannah Lapp leaves her Amish community for a new life in Ohio.

And when she’s faced with challenges and relationships, she tries to redefine her identity and find a place where she truly belongs.

This Christian romance book is particularly precious to me because the romance is a huge part of the story, but even bigger is her self-growth and how she came to love herself in the long run. 

8. Stay With Me by Becky Wade

Stay with me

Genevieve Woodward returns to her hometown and finds out some family secrets, just as she connects with Sam Turner, owner of a historic farm who has his own scars. 

9. The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund

The Runaway bride

Arabella Lawrence runs away to British Columbia on a brideship to escape her marriage. 

And with the suitors and conflicting views on how to treat the natives during a smallpox outbreak, Arabella must make choices that could impact her future.

From the Queen herself (Jody Hedlund is easily one of the most popular Christian romance novel authors), this book is truly so fantastic and you’re going to love it!

10. Active Defense by Lynette Eason

Active defense

Heather Fontaine, a former field surgeon, is being pursued by a stalker. 

And with the help of Travis Walker, they discover a dangerous plot that threatens to sweep away their small town.

11. Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter

Carolina breeze

Carolina Breeze follows Mia Emerson who finds refuge in Bluebell, North Carolina, after a public scandal. 

Soon enough, Mia and innkeeper Levi Bennett set out on a treasure hunt, and they end up finding not only heirlooms but also unexpected feelings for each other.

12. Memory Lane by Becky Wade

Memory lane

Remy Reed’s solitary life is disrupted by an injured man with a forgotten past.

And as she helps him recover, they grapple with his lost memories and an unexpected connection that challenges her desire for solitude.

Amnesia? Check. Clean Christian romance novel? Check. Swoony romance? Check. This book has everything you could possibly want and it’s going to keep you hooked. 

13. Stranded by Dani Pettrey


In Stranded, reporter Darcy St. James and adventurer Gage McKenna are tasked with investigating the mysterious disappearances on a cruise ship. 

And they soon discover a more sinister plot that thrusts them into danger and challenges everything they thought they knew.

14. Even Now by Karen Kingsbury

Even Now

Shane Galanter is looking for a connection from his past, while Lauren Gibbs tries to live with the emptiness. 

Meanwhile, college freshman Emily Anderson discovers a love story that’s connected to her birth.

15. The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis

The bridesmaid

Joanna Kurtz, a single Amish woman with a secret passion for writing, must survive her many suitors and hidden dreams. 

What do you think? Will you add any of these clean Christian romance novels to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below.

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Hi! I'm Preye ("pre" as in "prepare" and "ye" as in "Kanye"), and I am a lifelong book lover who enjoys talking about books and sharing bits and pieces of all the fascinating things I come across. I love books so much that I decided to become a developmental editor, and right now, I work with authors to help them tell their stories better. On this blog, I share everything from book recommendations to book reviews and writing tips, so feel free to stop by anytime you like!

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