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.


Sélection 2012

The Measure of Katie Calloway: A Novel

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2012

de Serena Miller

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

Sélection 2007


RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2007

de 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.

Sélection 2006

Heavens to Betsy

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2006

de Beth Pattillo

Blessed Are the Fabulous.

Life would be perfect for Reverend Betsy Blessing if it weren't for parishioners who keel over during her sermons, steal money from the collection box, and set her up with ex-cons. Not...

Sélection 2004

Autumn Dreams

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2004

de Gayle Roper

Somewhere between wishes and reality...lie dreams. Her mother, father, and nephew all need her—but have Cass's dreams gotten lost in the crunch?

They call it the “sandwich generation.” Daughter, sister,...

Sélection 2002

Beneath a Southern Sky

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 2002

de Deborah Raney

"Deborah Raney reminds us that God’s ways are not our ways…but His paths lead to fulfillment and joy.”

--Angela Elwell Hunt, author of The Note and The Heirs of Cahira O’Connor series

Her Second Husband...

Sélection 1997

The Scarlet Thread

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 1997

de 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...

Sélection 1995

An Echo in the Darkness

RITA Best Inspirational Romance 1995

de 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...