RITA Best Inspirational Romance

Romance novels in which religious or spiritual beliefs (in the context of any religion or spiritual belief system) are a major part of the romantic relationship.

Judging guidelines: In this category, religious or spiritual beliefs (in the context of any religion or spiritual belief system) are blended with and form a significant part of the love story, and the ending is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.

 

2012 selection

The Measure of Katie Calloway: A Novel

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2012

by Serena Miller

A determined young woman with a secret past hires on as a cook in an 1870s Northwoods lumber camp.


2007 selection

Revealed

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2007

by Tamera Alexander

Anabelle and trail guide Matthew seek fresh beginnings from past mistakes as they travel west in search of the future. Fountain Creek Chronicles book 2.


2004 selection

Autumn Dreams

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2004

by Gayle Roper

The third book in the Seaside Seasons series, Cass's mother, father, and nephew all need her—but have Cass's dreams gotten lost in the crunch?

The proud proprietor of her own bed-and-breakfast in sleepy Seaside,...


1997 selection

The Scarlet Thread

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 1997

by Francine Rivers

Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra...


1995 selection

An Echo in the Darkness

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 1995

by Francine Rivers

This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface...