Today author Marianne Evans challenges readers' perceptions about Christian romance. Evans shares her own transition into writing inspirational tales of love, and offers a taste of what types of stories one might find in the genre!
“Aren’t inspirational romances kind of preachy?"
“Aren’t they pure, and sweet, but lacking in realistic, relatable characters?"
“I’d read them, but, where’s the type of sparkling chemistry that gives me the butterflies of falling in love?”
Well, hang on my friends; you’re about to enter the "New Age" of inspirational romance!
I’ve heard comments like these a number of times since I made the change from writing secular romance for Kensington to writing Christian fiction and romance for White Rose Publishing, and what I always ask in return is: Have you read one lately?
I’m amazed by the evolution of Christian romances. Name a current cultural trend, and you’ll find it addressed. Inspirational romance isn’t shy about taking on tough topics like abuse, alcoholism, bullying and autism, death, betrayal. I think that answers the realism argument pretty effectively.