Contemporary Clean Catholic Romances


#1

Does anyone have recommendations for good contemporary clean Catholic romance novels? I would like to read more novels like Snow in August by Margaret Anscombe, but I’m not sure what would be good. Mostly I read older novels because I can count on them not to have graphic sexual content most of the time. Do you have any favorite contemporary authors or any favorite books that are worth reading?


#2

Julie Lessman. (Author)
I don’t know if that falls along the lines of the book you listed, but her books (she has a couple related series) are about an Irish Catholic family back around the turn of the century. They are good…those feel good type of romance. I enjoyed them. Good luck though, I struggle finding Catholic fiction! I will be interested to see what else is suggested!


#3

Gone with the wind is a clean romantic book
The only catholic thing about it though is Scarlet O’Hara’s family is Catholic and there is one part in the book where they pray the rosary together.


#4

anne of green gables?

jane eyre?

not contemporary, i guess…


#5

Crazy how times have changed. Gone with the wind wasn’t considered that clean when it came out!


#6

I love GWTW! I would get made fun of in school cause I read it every year. The sequel "scarlett " was racy…I remember my mom flipping out when my dad let me rent it. She yelled “it’s not as innocent as Gone with the Wind!” Lol…but GWTW’s a classic!


#7

#8

Turn of the century as in 1999-2000 range?

Just a pet peeve of mine. We are nearly two decades into the 21st century… could say “turn of the last century” I suppose. Another one that will increasing bother me, as we get very close to 2020, is “the 20s”… we will be living “the 20s” in about 16 months time.


#9

2-3 decades at most before posting on this station ceases :slight_smile:
i’ll continue “googling” “clean catholic romance novels” until my failing memory keeps me from doing so…


#10

I’m not sure what you consider contemporary but I always like the Andrew Greely novels, especially the Irish seris; Irish Gold, Irish Lace, etc.

Patrick
AMDG


#11

https://www.amazon.com/Stealing-Jenny-Ellen-Gable-ebook/dp/B005M4K4S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536769540&sr=8-1&keywords=stealing+Jenny

Really, all of Gables’ fiction!

This one is not contemporary, but is soooo good

https://www.amazon.com/Come-Rack-Rope-Robert-Benson/dp/1470090090/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536769647&sr=1-1&keywords=come+rack+come+rope+by+robert+hugh+benson


#12

Thanks, I will have to check her work out. It certainly is a struggle to find good contemporary Catholic fiction though, especially in romance!


#13

You’ll find dozens of books in a variety of genres here. And from contemporary authors! My mystery novels are listed there, but they have some clean romance and humor and the murders are typically “off screen”!


#14

And check the Catholic Writers Guild website also. You’ll find a list of their quarterly recipients of their Seal of Approval.

https://catholicwritersguild.org/seal-approval


#15

That’s cool. I didn’t realize her family was Catholic. I have a copy but I’ve never read it. I’ll definitely have to now.


#16

I’ve also already read them. :slight_smile: For romance, I do love The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery. Not really contemporary either, but very good.


#17

I will have to check them out. I’ve never heard of them. Thank you. (And thank you to everyone who’s answered so far.)


#18

I’ve vaguely heard of her but never read her. I’ll definitely put her on my list. Thank you. :slight_smile:


#19

Cool, thank you for sharing those resources. I love mystery too so I’d be interested in checking out your books too. :slight_smile:


#20

I hope you enjoy the book!


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