7 Clean Romance Novels That Won't Make You Feel Dirty While Reading
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Clean Romance Novels
Whether it's for religious reasons or personal reasons, there's nothing wrong with preferring to read clean romance novels! Plenty of authors are writing clean romance books nowadays, giving you a lot of books to choose from.
From historical fiction to contemporary to suspense and thriller, there are clean romance novels there are romance subgenres from everyone's individual tastes! It's one of the best things about romance - getting a story told in your favorite subgenre with a nice helping of love tossed in too!
Take a look at these seven clean romance novels you should add to your reading list as soon as possible!
The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck
Decades between them in intertwining stories, two different women in The Wedding Shop decide to help make other people's dreams come true after their own haven't. In the 1930s, Cora Scott inherits a wedding shop from her great aunt in Heart's Bend, Tennessee. Cora waits for her lover to return to marry her, but months turn into years. Eighty years later, Haley Morgan returns home to Heart's Bend after her time in the military. She's trying to find herself after being betrayed by the man she loves and the death of her best friend. Haley decides to reopen the wedding shop she and her best friend used to play in as children.
The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes
The women in Ashley Tolliver's family have been the midwives in their small Appalachian community for nearly 200 years, and Ashley is no different. After helping deliver a baby in Ashley's home, both mother and child are abducted, and Ashley is determined to help them. While trying to track down his birth mother, Hunter McDermott gets a call from a woman who says she's the woman he's looking for. Hunter locates the midwife of the mountain town the call came from and finds Ashley, informing her she's the only one who can help him.
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Soniah Kamal's novel Unmarriageable is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Set in Pakistan, the novel follows the Binat family who have fallen from grace after rumor and scandal have destroyed any chance for desirable marriages for the five Binat daughters. Second born Alys works as an English literature teacher and tries to have a positive influence on the girls, knowing many will leave school to get married. The Binat family receives an invitation to a wedding and Mrs. Binat sees it as an opportunity to find her daughters rich husbands. Jena and Fahad "Bungles" Bingla fall for each other, but Alys overhears Bungles' friend Valentine Darsee talking about her and her family and writes him off. It turns out there may be more to Darsee than meets the eye.
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Meg Cole's father passes away and it is left up to her to take over his Thoroughbred racehorse farm, Whispering Creek Ranch in Texas. It's the last thing she wants to do. So she hires Bo Porter as manager and gives him six months close the ranch. Managing the ranch is the only job Bo's ever wanted. He should be furious with Meg that she's giving it to him only to rip it away. But the more he spends time with her, the more he comes to care for her.
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
After experiencing tragedy, Annie Marlow heads to Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest. She spent many family vacations there as a teenager and it's the one place that makes her happy. Oceanside's locals help Annie begin to return to herself - Mellie, her landlord, Britt, a teen with a secret, and Keaton, a man with a huge heart. Annie feels drawn to him, but Annie becomes torn between future success and her newfound peace.
Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden
Mollie Knox is proud owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. She's confident in the future of her business until the Great Chicago Fire destroys both her business and her city. Zack Kazmarek is an attorney for an influential department store in the city. Described as both shrewd and bold, Zack gets what he wants, but meeting Mollie changes him. As Chicago attempts to rebuild bigger and better than ever, Zack goes to bat for Mollie, using his influence to win her over.
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
A modern telling of Beauty and the Beast, Amy Harmon's Making Faces is the story of Fern Taylor, a young woman infatuated with Ambrose Young. Ambrose was beautiful, the type of person you saw on the cover of a romance novel. Considering Fern started reading romance at 13, she's seen a lot of them. Then Ambrose comes back from war and isn't beautiful anymore. At least not physically beautiful. But that doesn't make Fern care for him any less.
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