Tag Archives: Romance

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Unconditional Recommendation: Despite differing social classes, misunderstandings, ridiculous family members, prejudice and pride, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 344
Published: 1813

Genre: Romance, Classic Continue reading

Starclimber (Matt Cruse #3)

by Kenneth Oppel

Conditional Recommendation: Matt, Kate, Captain Walken and a new crew embark on the first expedition to space and on the way discover new celestial life forms and face dangerous odds of making it back to earth.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Matt Cruse, Book Three
Hardcover: 390 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (2009)
Genre: Adventure

Award: CLA Book of the Year for Children Award (2009) Continue reading

Flipped

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Unconditional Recommendation: A romantic story of growing up told from two different perspectives that will get you laughing over its lighthearted banter and leave you contented with its wonderful character development and even more wonderful ending.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books (2001)

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Comedy Continue reading

Sophie’s Heart

Sophie's Heartby Lori Wick

Unconditional Recommendation: Follow a gentle-hearted woman through the everyday life of caring for a grieving family with persistent faith and love that  can encourage the heart of the reader.

Age: Mature Young Adult
Series: Stand-Alone
Paperback: 426 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (1995)
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

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The Negotiator (O’Malley #1)

by Dee Henderson

Conditional Recommendation: Intriguing mystery and interesting characters combine to form this hard-to-put-down suspense/love/conversion story.

Age: Young Adult
Series: O’Malley #1
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (2000)
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance

 

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Danger in the Shadows (O’Malley Prequel)

Danger in the Shadowsby Dee Henderson

Unconditional Recommendation: Sharp detail and expertly written characters are woven together in this suspense story of a woman with real fears and a stalker, her brother who protects her, a man who wishes she would let him close enough to love her and a God who is just and does not want us to live our lives in fear.

Age: Mature Young Adult
Series: Prequel to O’Malley series
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (1999)
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance/Contemporary

Awards: RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Inspirational Romance (2000), Booksellers’ Best Award, OKRWA National Readers Choice Award for Inspirational (1999) Continue reading

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

The Maid of Fairbourne Hallby Julie Klassen

Unconditional Recommendation: Set in 19th century England this historical romance will keep you engaged with a sprinkle of suspense and a dash of history, and entertained with the antics of well-developed characters.

Age: Young Adult
Series: stand-alone
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 2012)
Genre: Historical Romance

Award: The Christy Award

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