What are the best clean romance books?

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    #1Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Donald Brooks
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I've read this book probably more than ten times. I enjoy the classics and this one is right at the top. I enjoy it every time."
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    #2Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Julie Watkins
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Charlotte Bronte tells the story of Jane Eyre in a refreshing and clean way. It is about a character who suffers under cruel guardians and employers and a rigid social order. "
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    #3Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.

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    #4Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.

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    Linda Hopkins
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Yes, this is good. Very clean and yet very romantic."
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    #5Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility
    Sense and Sensibility follows the two sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood's lives as they experience romance and heartbreak for the first time. It was the first of Jane Austen's works to be published.


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    Sara Garcia
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Of course, who does not love Jane, if you like romance stories you love her, she is clean, not smutty. You cant go wrong with Sense and Sensibility"
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    #6Beauty

    Beauty
    In Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty goes to the enchanted castle in the forest as a willing prisoner. She tames the Beast during her stay and they lived happily ever after.
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    Robert Warren
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I like my romance books to be clean and not too sexual. The best one I've read to date is Beauty: A retelling of the story of Beauty and the Beast. Its the story we all know and love, but a bit more mature and for adults."
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    #7The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl is a young adult fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It tells the story of Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee and her magical ability to speak to birds. It is the first book in the Books of Bayern series.

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    Joseph Reyes
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A magical retelling of the Grimms's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become queen. Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, is born with the ability to speak to animals, a gift that is nurtured by her aunt. It is the first book in the Books of Bayern series fantasy novel by Shannon Hale."
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    #8Book of a Thousand Days

    Book of a Thousand Days
    Book of a Thousand Days is a novel by Shannon Hale. It tells the story of Dashti, who gets locked into a tower with her mistress, Lady Saren, after the lady refused her father's command to marry. Despite being sequestered, Dashti finds love.
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    Christian Estrada
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Seems like a great story that I would actually want to read. I think bringing in a foreign book into a clean romance section is a nice touch. "
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    #9Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    Kyle Brewer
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Awesome book to read and this is one of the best books I have read so far. The book made me yearn for more and more because the story is clearly told. It is one of the books that you will never get bored reading no matter how many times you read."
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    #10Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.

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    #11The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult historical fiction written by Elizabeth George Speare. This classic fiction is first published in 1958. 

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    Walter Richardson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A great novel for those wanting to experience puritan life. This book is great for all ages. "
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    #12Edenbrooke

    Edenbrooke

    Edenbrooke is the first book in the historical romance series Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson which centers on Marianne Daventry who joins her sister Cecily at a country estate to relax, but her plans don't go according to her plan.

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    Helen Reed
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Edenbrooke is a proper romance with absolutely stellar reviews. You can't go wrong if this genre interests you."
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    #13Persuasion

    Persuasion

    Published 6 months after her death, Persuasion is the last fully completed novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of Anne Elliot, whose family is having economic struggles so they decide to rent their home to an Admiral and his wife, whose brother happens to be Anne's ex-fiancée.

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    Judy Peterson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Jane Austin's Persuasion is a lovely romance book that is a clean read. I know many schools won't allow certain books to be read by students, but I believe that this one is one of the best clean romance books out there. Although I would still prefer to read Pride and Prejudice. "
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    #14The King's Agent

    The King's Agent
    The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin is a historical fiction and romance novel originally published in 2012. This book tells the story of an art collector named Battista della Paglia.
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    Carolyn Garza
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The King's Agent is the book for you if you love historical fiction and Romance. This book shows all the good without any inappropriate."
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    #15The Jade Temptress

    The Jade Temptress

    The Jade Temptress is a historical romantic fiction novel for adults written by Jeannie Lin. This is the second book in The Pingkang Li Mysteries series. This was originally published in 2013.

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    Alice Graham
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I keep on seeing the The Jade Temptress as this written form of the modern day Korean dramas that some of my friends really like. I do not like those kind of things, as I do not feel that I can relate to people of that culture, even though I am Asian. But I see a lot of potential and interest with this kind of book to hardcore Asian romance fans."
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    #16The Toll-Gate

    The Toll-Gate

    The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer is a detective fiction and historical romance novel originally published in 1954. This book was preceded by Cotillion and followed by Bath Tangle. The story was set during the Regency era.

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    Mary Sullivan
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This book is certainly clean, so many may not place it in the romance category at all. Although there is mild romance and drama, it is mostly a mystery book. The characters are endearing but it's not particularly well written and not one of the author's best works."
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    #17These Old Shades (Alastair)

    These Old Shades (Alastair)

    These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1926. This book is followed by Devil's Cub. It is set during the Georgian era and follows the story of Justin Alastair.

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    Lawrence Diaz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Really good old historical romance about the Duke of Avon, and it's not raunchy at all, like most "romance" books today. Very clean, without a ton of "detail" about acts. Great book."
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    #18The Black Moon (The Poldark Saga)

    The Black Moon (The Poldark Saga)
    The Black Moon by Winston Graham is a romance fiction published on April 1st, 1996. This book can be likened to the love story of Romeo and Juliet who turned into a tragedy.
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    Deborah Brooks
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a great historical novel that includes some romantic points but it is about life and all it's facets, more than it is a love story. I also don't know whether it is clean, as I could find no mention of such a thing in the reviews. Overall this probably isn't the best solution for this this topic. "
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    #19Frederica

    Frederica

    Frederica by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1965. This book was published by The Bodley Head. The story was set during the Regency era. It is preceded by False Colours and followed by Black Sheep.

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    Brittany West
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Good romance book that doesn't feel the need to add eroticism for sales."
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    #20Material Girl

    Material Girl

    Material Girl is the first novel in the Material Girl series, This African-American fiction romantic story is written by Keisha Ervin. It was originally published in 2006.

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    Pranav Yadav
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "a very great book that hits close to home and many ways."
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    #21False Colours

    False Colours

    False Colours by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1963. This book is preceded by The Nonesuch and followed by Frederica. It tells the story of a young man masquerading his missing twin.

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    Carol Gray
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Just do not like these type of period books. I would rather read true crime."
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    #22Devil's Cub (Alastair)

    Devil's Cub (Alastair)

    Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1932. The story of this book was set during the Georgian era. It is preceded by The Conqueror and followed by An Infamous Army.

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    Sonia Cano
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I loved Devil's Club. I found the characters interesting and relatable. I truly enjoyed the story and quickly become engrossed in the romance. It's a historic romance that is a bit cleaner than some others that I've read. Give it a read!"
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    #23Longing for Home

    Longing for Home

    Longing for Home is a historical romance fiction and the first book in the series written by Sarah M. Eden. This book is about Katie Macauley and Joseph Archer. It is published in 2013 by Shadow Mountain.

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    Samuel Macías
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "a sweet romance"
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    #24The Lady of the Lakes

    The Lady of the Lakes
    The Lady of the Lakes is a historical romance fiction novel written by Josi S. Kilpack. This book is about Walter, Mina, and Charlotte which is set in Scotland. It is first published in 2017 by Shadow Mountain.
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    George Arnold
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Lady of the Lake is a decent, clean romance book and is widely regarded as a classic. It is still somewhat interesting to read but it has not aged very well for a classic book. The writing just doesn't seem to grip a more modern audience. I would suggest looking elsewhere unless you really want to read it."
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    #25The Grand Sophy

    The Grand Sophy

    The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer is a Regency romance novel originally published in 1950. This book is preceded by Arabella and followed by The Quiet Gentleman. It follows the story of Sophia Stanton-Lacy set in 1816.

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    Olivia McCoy
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The best thing about this book are the women. They are varied and have real strengths and flaws. Unlike most romances (and this is probably slightly more of historical fiction than a traditional romance) where the women just scream and need their problems solved the female characters here have real lives (well, for historical fiction) and make real choices. As a person who enjoys reading about people and their lives and loves, but not necessarily their bedroom habits, this was a great choice for me."
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    #2684, Charing Cross Road

    84, Charing Cross Road
    84, Charing Cross Road is a collection of 20 years' worth of correspondence between Helene Halff and Frank Doel, a book dealer. Halff, a lover of rare books, sends a letter to Doel, and from there blossoms an enduring friendship.
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    Austin Morales
    Written on March 28, 2018
    " This can be easily read. I like it. I highly recommend this book!"
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    #27Drops Of Gold (The Jonquil Brothers)

    Drops Of Gold (The Jonquil Brothers)

    Drops of Gold is the second book in the historical romance fiction series The Jonquil Brothers written by Sarah M. Eden which follows the love story of widow Layton Jonquil and Mary Wood.

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    Larry Mendoza
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The problem with this book is that there feels like the middle is missing. You have the beginning where a man and a woman see each other and you have the end when they're in love. The build up from first sight is missing. They see each other a few times and it doesn't feel or seem like sparks at all, it just feels like the real romance portion of this is fast forwarded."
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    #28Second Chances

    Second Chances

    After walking out of a thankless job at a prestigious marketing firm, feisty California entrepreneur Louisa Gibson is going into business for herself. Lous pioneering venture, The Mormon Bachelor, is a reality dating web series sure to be fabulous advertising for her new marketing firm. And as a bonus, she can solve a problem close to home while Huntington Beach is crawling with eligible, sun bronzed Saints, they ve forgotten the vital skill of dating. Lou hopes the reality show will finally inspire this group of hangout enthusiasts to pair off. But shortly before filming begins, the unthinkable happens Trentyn, a.k.a. The Bachelor, gets a girlfriend. And Lou needs a new leading man fast. Enter Nick, Lous devastatingly handsome exboyfriend. He s the stereotypical actor shallow, self serving and perfect for the job. A whirlwind of dating ensues, with Nick at the center of it all. Things are going according to plan that is, until Lou is forced to step in as a substitute bachelorette, becoming an unwitting cast member on her own show. Despite Nick s attempts to reestablish their friendship and the growing spark between them, Lou is determined to keep her distance. The show must go on but what s a girl to do when the Mr. Wrong of the past just may be the Mr. Right of the future?

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    Tang Zeng
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I've never read any of the author's other books so I didn't know what to expect. I enjoyed it! It was fun. Such a sweet story. Of course it's not fine literature, but I think I'll be looking at other books of hers for fun poolside/train reading."
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    #29The Reluctant Bachelorette

    The Reluctant Bachelorette
    The Reluctant Bachelorette is a standalone contemporary romance novel written by Rachael Anderson which follows the love story between Luke Carney and Taycee Emerson.
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    Alice Lane
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Finally a romance book that isn't dirty. I love that you can read this love story without needing a cold shower after. "
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    #30Divinely Designed

    Divinely Designed

    Divinely Designed is a standalone women's fiction novel written by Rachael Renee Anderson which follows the life of Kennedy Jackson who moves to Arizona to work after her recent heartbreak. 

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    Mark Welch
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Sometimes i don't want a romance that has a lot of smut. I have enough smut in my own life which is the best smut in the world. So I like to just relax and read a clean romance novel. This does a great job of doing that and leaving me feeling very wholesome. "
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    #31Cotillion

    Cotillion

    Cotillion by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1953. This book is preceded by The Quiet Gentleman and followed by The Toll-Gate. The story was set during the Regency era following Kitty Charing.

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    Amy Cruz
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I love romance books and this one was great. The characters and story lines are interesting and very fun to read."
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    #32Friday's Child

    Friday's Child

    Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1944. This book is preceded by Faro's DAughter and followed by The Reluctant Widow. It tells the story of Antony Vereist and Hero Wantage.

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Best What are the best clean romance books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pride and PrejudiceBooks 40 Paid
2Jane EyreBooks 38 Paid
3Little WomenBooks 34 Paid
4Ella EnchantedBooks 31 Paid
5Sense and SensibilityBooks 30 Paid
6BeautyBooks 27 Paid
7The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)Books 26 Paid
8Book of a Thousand DaysBooks 22 Paid
9Gone with the Wind Books 21 Paid
10Wuthering Heights Books 18 Paid
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