Warning: Reading Sweet Romance Novels Will Make You Feel Better!

Romance is often is misunderstood genre. Too often, people confuse it for steamy moonlit encounters. This misconception is thanks largely to the cliché covers which dominate the shelves. Bare chested men are holding the body of a slender woman on the cover. Usually, there are some variances on the scenery. The truth is there are other subgenres have nothing to do with this. An example is sweet romance.
In sweet romance fiction, you have the romance and falling in love you’d expect in a romance novel. Intimacy is then shown in a loving way, rather than a physical one. You’ll have heroines in the story who will wait for marriage to move her relationship forward with the hero in the story. These works are often filled with self respect, soul searching and on occasion even angst.
Here are a few of the leading titles in sweet romance fiction:
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Wait for You by J. Lynn
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  • Fallen Angel by Charlotte Louise Dolan
  • The Vicar’s Daughter by Deborah Simmons
  • An Inconvenient Engagement by Joy Reed
  • Midsummer Moon by Laura Kinsale
  • Lucky Stars by Patricia Roy
  • A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
Typically in these books, there are also obstacles the hero and heroine must get through. These obstacles add to the dynamic of the book and help to reduce the risk of physical encounters. This might be something as simple as having a mysterious stranger donating a kidney to a family member the heroine falls in love with. The selfless gift is one which causes her to take a second look at the man.
Of course, most sweet romance also falls in line with what Christian readers are looking for. Typically, Christian moral values are focused on at all times. In addition to the lack of sensuality, there is also fewer occurrences of language and other objectionable content.
Most sweet romance writers have a solid foundation with their spirituality. You’ll find their work in Amish fiction, western romance and other genres are well rooted in faith. These authors have learned to master their craft and it shows in the novels they write. Of course, you’ll also find sweet romance fiction can cross genres and even times. Ensuring that there is uniquely something to interest everyone wanting to fall in love with a book.
If you are a sucker for romance and want to focus on falling in love, rather than 50 Shades of Grey, then sweet romance is the perfect choice for you. You’ll find that it is always endearing, heartwarming and destined to become a genre you’ll get lost in.
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