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8 Clean Books to Get You Ready for St. Valentine's Day

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

So... I kind of LOVE romance books, and St. Valentine's day is the perfect day to read them. As the story goes, St. Valentine was a priest martyred for marrying Christians, and when he refused to stop, the Romans beheaded him. There was little known about St. Valentine, and there are many different stories about what he did, so no one can be sure exactly how or when he died. We know that he died for his faith, and he somehow became known as the patron saint of lovers.

Whenever I start a new book, I have to be really cautious and make sure it is appropriate because pretty much all of the romance books out there are inappropriate, and the good romance books are far and few between. It took me almost two years to come up with this clean list of books, and I absolutely love all of them! I suggest that you get some chocolate, pick up one of these eight books, and have a fantastic read!


1: Maybe This Time


Age Range: 13 and up

This book is a cute story about a girl named Sophie Evens, who lives in a small town in Alabama. She works for the local florist, so she has to be at every major event in her town, and then one day, a famous, wealthy chef comes to help her friend's family restaurant get bigger, and the chef brings along his arrogant son, Andrew Hart.


2: The Princess


Age Range: 15 and up

The Princess is a contemporary love story in the land of Pendaran. Shelby Parker lives in a humble little house and lives a good life. She does bible studies with cancer patients at hospitals and helps her father give speeches because he cannot hear, so she provides sign language. Her unique qualities are eventually noticed by the queen and king of the House of Markham.


3: Catch A Falling Star


Age Range: 12 and up

In this charming novel about finding true love and yourself, Carter Moon has her life set up precisely the way she wants it. She lives in a small town called Little, CA, and she works in a small coffee/sandwich shop until Hollywood moves in. Former movie child star Adam Jakes comes to make a cute family Christmas movie after wrecking his reputation.


4: The Healer's Apprentice


Age Range: 13 and up

A young healer's apprentice named Rose vows that she will never get married until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her Village. Lord Hamlin is everything a girl could want. He's kind, understanding, and has great faith in God.She knows that Hamlin can never marry her because she is only an apprentice with no money. He is a Lord who is betrothed.


5: Love, Life, and the List


Age Range: 13 and up

Abby Turner has her whole summer planned out. She will hang out with her three best friends, enter an art show, and help her mom with her anxiety issues. But then she is rejected from the art show because her art has no heart and two of her best friends leave for the whole summer and she's left alone with only one, Cooper.


6: Protect My Heart


Age Range: 14 and up

This is a cute book about an unaware heiress and a bodyguard. After being cheated on by her boyfriend, Emma Howard decided that the rest of her senior year will be boy free, that is, until the new boy shows up in town, Arie Blackwell. She thinks he is one of those full of himself guys who thinks all girls should like him, but as Emma gets to know him.


7: P.S. I Like You


Age Range: 13 and up

One day, while spacing out in chemistry class, Lily Abbott starts to write some of her favorite song lyrics on the desk. The next day she is surprised to find that somebody has written back, which is the start of an anonymous pen pal. They start to send letters to each other every day, sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other.


8: On The Fence


Age Range: 13 and up

Charlotte Reynolds, AKA Charlie, is a tomboy with three older brothers, and she would instead be playing basketball than flirting with boys. After getting another speeding ticket, her police officer dad demands that she get a summer job to pay for it, and she's surprised to find herself working at a Chichi Boutique and going out with a boy who thinks she is a girly girl.


If you have read these book, let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts! What was the best book or books you read this year? Let me know, and I'll add it to my list to read! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're here! Happy St. Valentine's Day!





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