13. Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood
Set in the 1900s, many reader friends have nothing but glowing things to report about this novel. It’s described as a “novel that burns as brightly as the suffrage movement it depicts.”
14. A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
Anything by Jody is well written and is a memorable experience. This one features a swoony hero and a kiss that epic romances are made of.
15. Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson
A debut novel, this Civil War-era novel is an impressive and well-written story. It’s ideal for anyone who enjoys the era, or the period drama Mercy Street.
16. The Mail Order Bride Series by Al and Joanna Lacy
An oldie series that’s more of a western series; what they have in common is they all feature a mail-order bride trope.
17. Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman
A Texas oil heiress clashes with a “handsome pauper” hoping to marry well.
Note: Julie’s novels do tend to be on the more adult side of Christian fiction with some innuendo/adult themes.
18. The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews
Praised for her prose and novels, this novel marks book one in her Parish Orphans of Devon trilogy. It also has an impressive 4 ½ star rating and 200+ reviews! This one is about a marriage of convenience, and though it does have the “clean” tag, just be aware, there are some minor expletives.
19. Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell
Historical fiction set in a Puritan settlement, this one uses the love triangle trope to tell its story.
20. Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
If you want to read something that’s really sweet, and goes way back into the Christian Fiction archives, there’s none better than Love Comes Softly; and this year it celebrates its 40th anniversary!
21. Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano
This one is a 1800s mystery you’re sure to enjoy if you like period dramas like Mystery of a Hansom Cab or The Moonstone.
22. Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin
When it comes to WWII fiction, you really cannot go wrong with anything by Sarah Sundin. But one of my favorites by her is Through Waters Deep, a cozy mystery that reminds so many readers of Nancy Drew! Most importantly, it’s romantic, too.
23. A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano
If stories with a bit of humor are more your thing, then know that Turano’s books always have a nice sense of humor, and also tend to feature spunky heroines!
24. The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White
Titled as The Codebreakers, this series follows a group of people who work to break codes in “Room 40” during the Great War.
25. Marrying Miss Marshal by Lacy Williams
This is a reprint novel and seems to be a western about a fierce lady marshal who’s determined to keep order in her small town. Sounds fun, right?
In addition to these 25 titles, there are countless other Christian historical romance novels written by many other authors! Just a few of these include Karen Barrett, Ann H. Gabhart, Elizabeth Ludwig, Lorna Seilstad, Mary Lu Tyndall, Karen Whitemeyer, and so many more!
To sum up this list, I’m curious about your favorites. Tell me, which of these have you read? Do you have any must-read Christian (or inspirational) historical fiction favorites? I’d love to know about your favorite Christian historical romance novels! Sound off below with all of your thoughts.