A top 18 of the best christian romance books

Last updated: Jun 8th, 2021

For those who prefer romance novels which are not just about relationships between couples, but also involve God, we have put together a list of the most popular and beloved christian romance novels.

We hope you'll enjoy our selection listed below, but if you are keen to check out even more christian romance books, take a look at our list of amazing contemporary christian romance novels or use our bookfinder to mix and match many more topic and themes.

  • #1 A Voice in the Wind - Francine Rivers

    A Voice in the Wind - Francine Rivers

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    The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome. This is a beautiful first book of an incredibly popular series, and if you want to get a taste of christian books and love historical romance novels, this is a great starter. more

  • #2 The Spice King - Elizabeth Camden

    The Spice King - Elizabeth Camden

    historical mystery christian suspense

    Gray Delacroix has dedicated his life to building an acclaimed global spice empire, but it has come at a cost. Resolved to salvage his family before they spiral out of control, he returns to his ancestral home for good after years of traveling the world.

    As a junior botanist for the Smithsonian, Annabelle Larkin has been charged with the impossible task of gaining access to the notoriously private Delacroix plant collection. If she fails, she will be out of a job and the family farm in Kansas will go under. She has no idea that in gaining entrance to the Delacroix world, she will unwittingly step into a web of dangerous political intrigue far beyond her experience. more

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  • #3 Far Side of the Sea - Kate Breslin

    Far Side of the Sea - Kate Breslin

    20th century historical christian military mystery

    In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life--a woman he believed to be dead. Traveling to France to answer her urgent summons, he desperately hopes this mission will ease his guilt and restore the courage he lost on the battlefield.

    Colin is stunned, however, to discover the message came from Jewel's half sister, Johanna. Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence, found Jewel's diary and believes her sister is alive in the custody of a German agent. more

  • #4 A Lasting Impression - Tamera Alexander

    A Lasting Impression - Tamera Alexander

    historical clean regency christian

    After an unwanted past, Claire strives to create something that will last as an artist among Nashville's elite society in the 1860s. Claire Laurent's greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim. Yet her father insists she work as a copyist. A forger. When she's forced to flee her home, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe, who shows her kindness by not turning her in to authorities. But when he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach--but only if her past remains hidden. more

  • #5 The Mistress of Tall Acre - Laura Frantz

    The Mistress of Tall Acre - Laura Frantz

    historical christian marriage of convenience

    The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. more

  • #6 Burning Sky - Lori Benton

    Burning Sky - Lori Benton

    historical western war christian abduction

    Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land. more

  • #7 The Lady and the Lionheart - Joanne Bischof

    The Lady and the Lionheart - Joanne Bischof

    christian historical

    Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia.

    Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice. more

  • #8 When Calls the Heart - Janette Oke

    When Calls the Heart - Janette Oke

    historical western christian western frontier

    Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Book 1 of the bestselling Canadian West series. more

  • #9 Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers

    Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers

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    From the same author that wrote the previous book comes 'Redeeming Love'. California's gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.

    Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.

    Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father's heart in everything, Michael obeys God's call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. more

  • #10 Fireproof - Eric Wilson

    Fireproof - Eric Wilson

    contemporary suspense christian men in uniform

    Inside burning buildings, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: NEVER LEAVE YOUR PARTNER. Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.

    Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter . . . just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough." Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks.

    As they prepare for divorce, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare. more

  • #11 Maid to Match - Deeanne Gist

    Maid to Match - Deeanne Gist

    historical regency christian

    From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled—by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack's rugged behavior by tutoring him in the ways of refined society, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid.

    But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs...and their hearts. more

  • #12 One Tuesday Morning/Beyond Tuesday Morning - Karen Kingsbury

    One Tuesday Morning/Beyond Tuesday Morning - Karen Kingsbury

    contemporary suspense christian men in uniform

    Based on the tragedy of the Twin Towers ... two powerful novels of heroism, loss, and redemption by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. ONE TUESDAY MORNING: The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the sound of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital bed remembers nothing. Not rushing with his teammates up the stairway of the south tower to help trapped victims. Not being blasted from the building. And not the woman sitting by his bedside who says she is his wife. Jamie Bryan will do anything to help her beloved husband regain his memory. more

  • #13 The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series #1) - Dee Henderson

    The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series #1) - Dee Henderson

    contemporary suspense mystery christian sassy heroine

    FBI agent Dave Richman from "Danger in the Shadows" is back. He's about to meet Kate O'Malley, and his life will never be the same. She's a hostage negotiator. He protects people. He's about to find out that falling in love with a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another! Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. more

  • #14 Christy Miller Collection, Vol. 1 (Christy Miller #1-3) - Robin Jones Gunn

    Christy Miller Collection, Vol. 1 (Christy Miller #1-3) - Robin Jones Gunn

    contemporary young adult christian

    The first nine books in the popular Christy Miller series are now available in three treasured volumes!

    Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn packs each one with enough action, romance, and drama to keep you reading and wanting more. It all starts the summer Christy vacations on a California beach and meets two friends who change her life forever. But after moving across the country with her family, Christy must begin her sophomore year of high school uncertain where she’ll fit in. A red-headed new best friend, a try at cheerleading, a job at a pet store, and expectations for the prom fill Christy’s high school years with a string of laughter-and-tears moments... more

  • #15 Cascade (River of Time #2) - Lisa Tawn Bergren

    Cascade (River of Time #2) - Lisa Tawn Bergren

    mystery paranormal magic medieval science fiction

    Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”

    Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead. more

  • #16 The Secret Journal of Brett Colton - Kay Lynn Mangum

    The Secret Journal of Brett Colton - Kay Lynn Mangum

    contemporary christian young adult

    A christian young adult and coming of age novel: Kathy Colton can’t stand her brother, Brett. Her family talks as if he were perfect! All Kathy knows for sure is that Brett is dead. He died of leukemia when he was sixteen and she was only two. But when Kathy turns sixteen, she discovers her brother’s hidden journal – a journal written especially for her - and learns about the brother she never knew. At the same time, Kathy is mortified by an assignment to tutor the popular high school quarterback Jason West, a football jock who, even worse, is a Mormon. more

  • #17 When the Morning Comes - Cindy Woodsmall

    When the Morning Comes - Cindy Woodsmall

    contemporary amish christian clean

    Her relationship with fiancé Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers.

    Back in Owl’s Perch, Pennsylvania, Paul is wracked with regret over his treatment of Hannah. Fearing for her safety, he tries to convince Hannah’s remaining allies–brother Luke, best friend Mary, and loyal Matthew Esh–to help search for his love. Hannah’s father, however, remains steadfastly convinced of her sinful behavior. more

  • #18 Love Comes Softly/Love's Enduring Promise/Love's Long Journey/Love's Abiding Joy (Love Comes Softly Series 1-4) - Janette Oke

    Love Comes Softly/Love's Enduring Promise/Love's Long Journey/Love's Abiding Joy (Love Comes Softly Series 1-4) - Janette Oke

    historical young adult marriage of convenience western christian

    The first series from the pen of Janette Oke, follows the lives of one family through three generations. Lets the reader see the impact that Christian love has on relationships despite adversity and hardship. more


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