Read Free Inspirational Romance Novels

A romantic relationship can be intertwined with spiritual or religious beliefs. The characters in an inspirational romance novel often find themselves dealing with the challenges of their feelings, needs and desires within the tapestry of their beliefs and the beliefs of those around them.

These faith-based, inspirational romance novels can be set in historical or contemporary settings with the themes of decency, fidelity, honesty and forgiveness. Inspirational romance novels are just one of the many types of free online romance novels on PublicBookshelf.

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  1. The Kiss that Saved Her
    The Kiss that Saved Her
    by E.M. McCarthy

    Rating: 2.8/5 (225 votes cast)


    Princess Joanna is expected to marry to protect her kingdom from the threat of war but she loves David, a common man. The Kiss that Saved Her is a retelling and expansion of Snow White, moving beyond the poisoned apple to what happens next. Will Joanna chose duty or love?

    Categories: Romance, Inspirational Romance

  2. Benign Flame: Saga of Love
    Benign Flame: Saga of Love
    by B S Murthy

    Rating: 2.7/5 (23 votes cast)


    Roopa marries Sathyam, hoping that he would help her become a doctor but he fails her, and feeling used by him, she insensibly seeks lesbian solace in her friend Sandhya's embrace to whose husband, Raja Rao, she later loses her heart, the dilemma of it all raises the bar of novel.

    Categories: Romance, Inspirational Romance

  3. The Gift of the Magi - A Short Story
    The Gift of the Magi - A Short Story
    by O. Henry

    Rating: 3.2/5 (382 votes cast)


    A delightful Christmas classic about a young married couple with very little money who each, without telling the other, give up something of value to earn money to buy the other a special Christmas gift. It is a sentimental love story with a twist ending that gives a moral lesson about gift-giving.

    Categories: Inspirational Romance, Romance

  4. Pygmalion
    by George Bernard Shaw

    Rating: 3.0/5 (173 votes cast)


    To settle a bet, phonetics professor Henry Higgins teaches a cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, that being a lady means more than just speaking like a lady. The witty, rags-to-riches play was later adapted into a musical and film called "My Fair Lady."

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational Romance

  5. Pages
    by S.J. Johnson

    Rating: 2.3/5 (477 votes cast)


    Pages is a collection of four very different novellas, all with heart-grabbing similarities of family challenges and insights. Each page turn gets the reader closer to understanding the heart of the characters and the situations encountered.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Inspirational Romance

  6. A Courageous Battle
    A Courageous Battle
    by Susan Bracken

    Rating: 2.8/5 (781 votes cast)


    Lacey Wilson overcomes neglect as a child and abuse in her first marriage to find fame and fortune and true love. When cancer strikes Lacey wants help to die. Her daughter will help but her doctor does not approve and those two have fallen in love. Can they resolve the conflict?

    Categories: Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance

  7. St. Elmo
    St. Elmo

    by Augusta J. Evans

    St. Elmo
    by Augusta J. Evans

    Rating: 2.5/5 (267 votes cast)


    Although an orphan, Edna Earl grows up morally certain and spiritually confident. Her beliefs are challenged, however, when she meets St. Elmo Murray, who seems to be a sinner of no small substance. Edna will put all of her intelligence and persistence into helping this man turn his life around.

    Category: Inspirational Romance

  8. Over Paradise Ridge
    Over Paradise Ridge
    by Maria Thompson Daviess

    Rating: 2.5/5 (232 votes cast)


    Betty is an unusual muse to two very different men. For Sam, she is a farmer's help mate, bringing to life all of his hard work in the fields. For Pete, she is a playwright's inspiration, reflecting his art back to him. For herself, she must choose one way of life and forsake the other.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance

  9. Thelma
    by Marie Corelli

    Rating: 2.5/5 (221 votes cast)


    A true innocent, Thelma is the object of desire for the men around her. She is worshipped by her father's servant, loved from afar by her husband's friend, and whisked away from Norway by a passionate gentleman. All are left wanting when Thelma dies, leaving her daughter to inherit the choice.

    Category: Inspirational Romance

  10. Lo, Michael
    Lo, Michael
    by Grace Livingston Hill

    Rating: 3.3/5 (691 votes cast)


    True selflessness shines through when young street urchin Michael risks his life to save wealthy Starr Endicott. Years later, he meets Starr in the city again. Ever honorable, he tries to keep his feelings in check, but when a suitor with bad intentions comes after Starr, he cannot stay away.

    Categories: Inspirational Romance, Historical Romance


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