Best Clean Romance Novels for Moms

Clean Romance Novels You Won’t Want to Put Down

There are a lot of great love stories out there that make for a great read during the summer months. However, so many of them have really graphic sex or pornographic scenes that go a little more in-depth than we want.

If you are looking for a romance novel that’s clean and still a page turner, you will want to stick around! I have put together a list of the best clean romance novels that are perfect for moms to read over the summer.

Spring Clean Romance Books

Here are the top 5 clean romance novels to read this Spring

1. Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After: A sweet romantic comedy collection

This sweet romcom collection contains 20 original humorous novellas from best-selling authors that are heartwarming, feel-good, and laugh out loud funny. Between the pages, you’ll find tropes such as enemies to lovers, second chance romance, high school sweethearts, opposites attract, friends to lovers, fake dating, and more. Pre-order your copy now (release date: July 20, 2021).

2. To Sir, with Love

Love Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, by Lauren Layne, following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry. Fall in love with To Sir, with Love this month!

3. It’s Better This Way: A Novel

Coming from the #1 spot on Amazon’s New Releases in Clean & Wholesome Romance is this cute novel by Debbie Macomber, New York Times Best-Selling Author. It’s Better This Way tells the story of one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces after her marriage ends as she is lead to new beginnings. But is her past truly behind her?

4. I Hated You First: Sworn To Loathe You

Kindle Unlimited members can enjoy this book, I Hated You First by Rachel John, for free and get lost in the story of two individuals, Clay and Lauren, who fight against all odds to stay enemies.

5. An Unlikely Pair: (Dream’s Edge, #1)

After a family tragedy, aspiring ballerina Amaliya Marcell is adrift. When she is forced to leave behind everything she knows, the lost young woman struggles to build a new life in an unfamiliar city. But when she meets a handsome world-class figure skater, she finds a glimmer of hope. Read An Unlikely Pair Traci Hunter Abramson today!

Clean Romance Books

Here are the top 5 clean romance novels to start out your summer with! 

1. Runaway to Romance: A sweet and clean small town romance

Runaway to Romance is currently ranked #1 on Amazon’s Clean & Wholesome Romance New Releases. This story about a runaway bride, a charming small town, a hero who has to stay, and a heroine who needs to leave is one you don’t want to miss. You will laugh, have fun, and fall in love with this small town, and their characters. 

2. The Seat Filler: A Novel

The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson will keep you on the edge of your seat. Follow the story of the famous movie star Noah Douglas and the unknown dog groomer, Juliet Nolan. You will love this cute, fun, and unexpected story of these two characters.

3. Before I Saw You

For fans of Close Enough to Touch and Me Before You comes a poignant and moving novel about two patients, Alice Gunnersley and Alfie Mack, who fall in love as they recover from traumatic injuries in the same hospital ward…all without seeing each other. A tender novel of healing and hope, Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton reminds us that connections can be found even in the most unexpected of places—and that love is almost always blind.

4. All That Really Matters

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese is a book about self-discovery as Molly McKenzie begins volunteering with a summer youth program. The program’s director, Silas Whittaker, challenges her at every turn, but she swiftly grows more attached to the kids–and him–every day.

5. The Goose Girl

If you haven’t read The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale and its accompanying books in the Books of Bayern series, then add these to your summer reading list. Follow the story of Ani as she tries to develop her forbidden talents and works to discover her own true, powerful voice.

All of these books are excellent options, and no matter which book you choose, you won’t be able to put it down! Here are 20 more clean romance novels for moms to enjoy this summer. You can start a book club with your teenage daughters and/or other mom friends. 🙂

20 Highly Recommended Romance Novels That Are Clean and Swoon-worthy!

1. Far Side of the Sea

Set in 1918 England during the first World War, Kate Breslin’s Far Side of the Sea is truly a tale that you will not want to put down. It’s filled with adventure, romance, and exciting plot twists that will leave you wanting more.

2. Glimmer of Hope

Glimmer of Hope by Sarah M. Eden is an emotional story about a married couple who, after three years of not seeing each other, are thrust together again in a series of events that neither of them could have planned for. This is a beautiful story that will keep you engaged at all times.

3. Undeniably Yours

Being the first part of a four book series, Undeniably Yours is the perfect intro into the mind of Becky Wade (the author). With relatable and interesting characters, an incredible storyline, and a romance that seems almost impossible, you might want to finish this one all in one sitting.

4. Longing for Home

Longing for Home by Sarah M. Eden follows Katie Macauley who, after feeling responsible for some family problems that occurred when she was younger, moves to the US to win her families forgiveness. Planning to move back with her family after earning enough money, Katie doesn’t expect to be caught in a love triangle, and she now has to decide what to do, stay or go?

5. Shadow among Sheaves

A retelling of the story of Ruth and Boaz, Shadow among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens follows Rena and her mother-in-law who both decide to move to England together after their husbands pass away. After arriving in Abbotsville and going through a series of hardships, they meet Lord Barric, who decides to help them and eventually becomes more and more interested in Rena.

6. Edenbrook

Edenbrook by Julianne Donaldson is one of the highest rated clean romance novels on this list. The story follows Marianne Daventry, who, after joining her twin sister at a country estate in England, expects nothing but a relaxing time in the countryside. Fate, however, has something else in store for Marianne.

7. The Moonglow Cafe

Mixing romance and mystery, The Moonglow Cafe by Deborage Garner is a book that will keep you engaged until the very last page. In the story, you’ll follow Paige MacKenzie, a reporter who heads to a small town to do research for a story, but ends up getting a lot more than she bargained for.

8. Blackmoore

Blackmoore is another regency romance by Julienne Donaldson, but with a bit of a darker, more emotional plot. The book follows Kate Worthington, a woman who wishes to travel to India and who knows she will never get married. but who must first secure and reject three marriage proposals as part of a bargain with her mother.

9. The Memory House

The Memory House by Rachel Hauck is a story that follows two women, Beck Holiday and Everleigh Applegate. Although these women are fifty years apart, they have gone through similar tragedies in their lives and both find healing in a place known as The Memory House.

10. Pride and Prejudice

Taking place in the English countryside in the 19th century, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen follows the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. The story is filled with wit, engaging characters, and fun.

11. Austenland

Austenland by Shannon Hale takes an interesting approach to romance by introducing Jane Hayes, and young New Yorker who is obsessed with Mr. Darcy, a fictional character from the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane hopes to one day find a Mr. Darcy of her own, and after being bequeathed a trip to a Regency-era English resort, the possibilities of her dream coming true becomes more and more real.

12. Hello Love

First, his wife passes away, and then Dan and his daughter lose their dog, Anni, after she’s stolen out of the front yard. Luckily, she’s rescued by Andrea Keller, a recently divorced woman going through her own heartbreak. Hello Love by Karen McQuestion starts off quickly and the fast-paced story is one that you will not want to put down.

13. Short-Straw Bride

Set in the 1880s in Texas, Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer is the first book in a series of three about The Archer Brothers. The story follows Meredith Hayes and Travis Archer who end up on an exciting, engaging adventure that will have you laughing and enjoying yourself all the way through.

14. Sweet on You

Sweet on You by Becky Wade is a story about two friends, Britt Bradford, and Zander Ford, who’ve been friends for nearly their entire lives. The problem? Zander has been in love with Britt since the day they met, but he doesn’t want to jeopardize their friendship.

15. Seeking Persephone

Seeking Persephone by Sarah M. Eden is a regency romance that tells the story of Persephone Lancaster and the Duke of Kielder. The Duke has no plans to fall in love, he simply just needs a wife, but once he meets the woman that he has arranged his marriage with, his plans start to change.

16. Promises and Primroses

Josi S. Kilpack has quickly become a new favorite author for my daughters and I. The first book in a series, Promises and Primroses, delivers a captivating story about young Julia who takes a governess job for the handsome widower Peter Mayfield, even despite her mother’s objects. Amelia, Julia’s mother, has nothing good to say about the Mayfield men, especially since Peter’s uncle, Elliot, broke Amelia’s heart. This is a tender story about mending and healing old relationships and discovering new ones.

17. Just Ella

Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen is the first book in a series about the royal family of Dalthia. Ella doesn’t like anything about being a princess, so she often escapes to the gardens. There, she meets and quickly befriends the gardener, Gavin. This is a cute and lovable story of Ella learning to balance her heart with her duty.

As a side-note, Book 4, Painting Rain, is my favorite in this series . It can be read as a stand alone, as there are different characters. However, reading the books in order does make it more rich. It follows the story of Ella’s sister, Lorraina, who embarks on a journey to become a professional painter. But it seems this journey is a lot more about self-discovery than she anticipated. It is a beautiful story about redemption, self-worth, and healing, with a sweet romance on the side.

18. First Light

Michele Paige Holmes is one my favorite authors. First Light is a beautifully-written and fascinating story about Adrielle who has to deal with the tragedy that her magic has brought to her home, family, and village. Adrielle is forced into a new and mysterious world as she struggles with impossible choices to follow her heart and save the kingdom.

19. Roommaid

This new best-seller, Roommade by Sariah Wilson, tells a charming story of Madison Huntington, a girl determined to follow her dreams. Yet, the real world proves to be a lot harder than she thought and she isn’t sure how to handle the charms of her employer, who is everything she ran away from.

20. Always the Last to Know

New York Times’ Best-selling author Kristan Higgins in her latest book, Always the Last to Know, delivers a heart-warming yet honest story about a family’s unexpected hardships that will either bring them together or tear them apart.

Which Novel Will You Read First?

Now that you have 20 clean romance novels to choose from, it’s time to start reading! I recommend either going down the list one-by-one or picking whatever sounds interesting and starting with that.

Either way, all of these books should be quite enjoyable for you, so you don’t have to be too picky!

Do you have any favorite clean romance novels that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments! 


  • Thanks for this, I’ve found some titles that really look like I won’t be able to.put down. I also like Darcy Flynn’s Eagle Eye, Driving Miss Crazy by D.J. Van Oos and on Her Way home by Sara Petersen

  • Thanks for this list. I’m going to check out several of these. It is so hard to find clean romance, so I really appreciate that you put this together.

  • I really enjoyed Austenland and I’ve read a ton of others on this list too. Thanks for the recs! Unfortunately, I started reading Always the Last to Know, and there’s quite a lot of language. I’ll probably end up skipping that one—just a heads up for people who are sensitive to that.

  • Just saw this post today while searching out a video for air frying a small prime rib.
    I want to suggest Georgette Heyer’s (1902-1974) historical & regency, romance books plus her detective fiction books. You can find some in an audio format. I only came across her when I took my daughter to a program in Toronto (back in 2014) and I had to find something to do. I came across a used bookstore and found one of her books in the $1 section and thought I would check her out. Naxos had some of her books in audio and I would get these wrapped for my Christmass and birthday for a few years.

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