Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Romance. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Secret Messenger: The gripping historical fiction novel from the international bestseller


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

The highly awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War ). Venice, 1943 The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as a typist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against all odds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies and produce an underground newspaper on her beloved typewriter. But when German commander General Breugal becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothing to find the mole, and Stella knows her future could be in jeopardy. London, 2017 Years later, Luisa Belmont finds a mysterious old typewriter in her attic. Determined to find out who it belonged to, Luisa delves into the past and uncovers a story of fierce love, unimaginable sacrifice and, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal… Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Praise for The Secret Messenger : ‘Rich and captivating…a vivid story of love, sacrifice and betrayal.’ Woman’s World ‘Intriguing, pacy and fascinating.’ Suzanne Goldring, author of My Name is Eva ‘Unique, emotional and life-affirming.’ Melanie Hudson, author of The Last Letter from Juliet ‘A beautifully written novel, perfect for historical fiction lovers.’ Soraya M. Lane, bestselling author of The Girls of Pearl Harbor ‘Another fantastic page-turner.’ LP Fergusson, author of A Dangerous Act of Kindness ‘I felt I was walking alongside Stella over bridges and along canals at every heartstopping moment… Wonderful.’ Molly Green, author of An Orphan’s Wish ‘One of the stronger novels that pays homage to the women involved in the movements of resistance.’ Reader review ‘Refreshingly different. Even if you think you have read enough war books this year I strongly recommend you read this one.’ Reader review ‘If you like WWII stories, this is a must read.’ Reader review

  • Author: Mandy Robotham
  • Publisher: Avon (December 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction

                 

2. Ever After (Lost Love Series Book 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

Two couples torn apart—one by war between countries, one by war within. In this moving sequel to Even Now , Emily Anderson, now twenty, is attending college on a soccer scholarship when she meets the man who changes everything for her: Army reservist Justin Baker. Their tender relationship, founded on a mutual faith in God and nurtured by their trust and love for each other, proves to be a shining inspiration to everyone they know, especially Emily’s reunited birth parents, Lauren Gibbs and Shane Galanter. Lauren and Shane still struggle to move past their opposing beliefs about war, politics, and faith. Shane believes it’s possible but Lauren doesn’t. So she says a painful good-bye to her long-ago love and returns to her job as a war correspondent in Afghanistan. Both hearts are shattered, and Lauren and Shane believe that this time their relationship has truly ended forever. Then tragedy sends shock waves through all their lives. Can Lauren and Shane set aside their opposing views so that love—God’s love—might win, no matter how great the odds?

  • Author: Karen Kingsbury
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Reprint edition (May 19, 2008)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

3. Finding Love for the Loner (Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church Book 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

A light-hearted, faith-filled, fun series that will make you smile and warm your heart. Moms go the distance! New from Laurie Larsen, Award-winning author of Inspirational Romance: Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church. A team of mothers determined to covertly jumpstart the stalled love lives of their adult children. Book 2: Finding Love for the Loner The Matchmaking Moms are in for a tough job finding a romantic match for Lily's son Winston. Gun-shy from love due to past rejections, he's built a life around his job, his dog and his online videogame prowess. He's perfectly happy, thank you very much. Except Lily knows his life will be better when the moms find a perfect match for him. Rose is the matchmaker for the job, finding Tina, a fellow dog lover. Will the two of them connect, and if they do, will they be able to get past Winston's solitary ways, and Tina's need for control? Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church Book 1: Meet the Moms (releases June 7, 2020) Book 2: Finding Love for the Loner (releases July 7, 2020) Book 3: Finding Love for the Workaholic (releases August 7, 2020) Book 4: Finding Love for the Playboy (releases September 7, 2020) Book 5: Finding Love for the Matchmaker (releases October 7, 2020) This fun, fast-paced, inspirational romance series awaits you! Buy all five books today or read them for free through Kindle Unlimited.

  • Author: Laurie Larsen
  • Publisher: Random Moon Books (July 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

4. Purple Hibiscus


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

“One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation.” —Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home—a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father’s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins’ laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.

  • Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1616202415

                 

5. Redeeming Love


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY  BESTSELLER • ECPA   BESTSELLER •  A story of love that won't let go—no matter what! 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. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.     But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go.     A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Includes a six-part reading group guide!

  • Author: Francine Rivers
  • Publisher: Multnomah; Paperback with Study Guide edition (May 9, 1997)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1590525135
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.25 x 8.9 inches

                 



6. A Coastline Retreat (Feels Like Home Book 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

FROM  AMAZON #1  BEST SELLING AUTHOR Everything changed when Ally was pronounced dead for exactly 3 minutes. Forty-one, already widowed, and an empty nester. That was Ally’s life before the accident. In those brief moments on the other side she saw vast blue waters, endless coastline, and the familiar sound of her best friends laugh. Spurred on by these images, she contacts an estranged friend about her family home in Maine which needs to be sold. Arriving on the island to find the house in much worse shape than she ever imagined, Ally becomes the talk of the village – and the object of a handsome local man’s affection. Trying to juggle the house renovations, her old friend, and dating – it’s a whole new world. Through impulsive romances, rekindled relationships and discovering a family past she never knew about, Ally finds out that her life is only just beginning. This feel-good beachside read is the perfect escape from everyday life. If women's fiction and clean romance are your thing, this series is a must-read for you! Book 3 of 6 in the Feels Like Home Series

  • Author: Sage Parker
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

7. The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!

  • Author: William P. Young
  • Publisher: Windblown Media; 1st edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0964729230
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches

                 

8. Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (Heavenly)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask, and how would He answer?   Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.  Then a curious stranger lands on Chelsea’s doorstep, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions.  When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask God a question of her own—and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.  “Max Lucado’s remarkable gift of storytelling brings the pages to life in his novel  Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café . This highly relatable story of working through heartache and standing firm on your faith is intertwined with a good dose of humor and overflowing with biblical truth. This message will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.” —Lysa TerKeurst,  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Best Yes  and  It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way   “Step inside the Higher Grounds Café, a place brimming with whop, a heaping helping of comfort food, and a direct line to heaven. Where faith lives, all things are possible, for a family, a community, and one woman who wasn’t sure she had the courage to believe again.” —Lisa Wingate,  New York Times  bestselling author of  Before We Were Yours   “Now, here is the in-depth breakdown on why YOU will love it: First of all, Max Lucado is the best. Of course, angels, miracles and neighborhood cafés are also at the top of the list. Most of us love stories and according to statistics, 54% of us actually love coffee. So, there! Read  Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café  immediately. It’s a story by Max Lucado about an angel and the miracle performed for some folks (who drink coffee) in a cool neighborhood café. Can a book even get any better than this? I don’t think so.” —Andy Andrews,  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Noticer  and  The Traveler’s Gift   Full-length inspirational novel USA TODAY  bestseller Includes discussion questions for book clubs

  • Author: Max Lucado
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (February 17, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

9. A Voice in the Wind: The Mark of the Lion, Book 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #1 A Voice in the Wind: This first book in the classic best-selling Mark of the Lion series 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, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

  • Author: Francine Rivers
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Historical

                 

10. Return to Huckleberry Hill


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Romance - August 2021

An elderly Amish couple play matchmaker for their brokenhearted grandson and his best friend’s sister in this romance by the author of Huckleberry Hearts . When it comes to matchmaking, Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s unstoppable octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never seem to run out of opportunities—or grandchildren . . . Reuben Helmuth is plenty bitter. John King, his best friend—or so he thought—is engaged to the girl Reuben loved. Humiliated, Reuben flees from Ohio to his grandparents’ home on Huckleberry Hill, where he knows he’ll find comfort. He’s enjoying wallowing in his misery—until John’s sister, Fern, shows up. She won’t stop pestering Reuben about forgiveness—or trying to help him find love again. Yet Fern’s efforts only reawaken Reuben’s long-buried feelings—for her . . . With her brother too ashamed to face Reuben, it’s fallen to Fern to help mend fences. But as she and the Helmuths do all they can—even organizing a knitting club event filled with eligible girls—it may take one more challenge to inspire Reuben to forget his heartache, recognize his own blunders, and embrace the true love that’s right in front of him . . . Praise for Return to Huckleberry Hill “One of my favorite installments yet in this series . . . ! I invite fellow readers to read Return to Huckleberry Hill as it is a story you will not want to put down!” — Harlequin Junkie

  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Publisher: Zebra Books (May 30, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality