Love Inspired

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Love Inspired
Parent companyHarlequin (HarperCollins)
Founded2000
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationToronto
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresChristian Fiction
Official websitewww.harlequin.com

Love Inspired is an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises that is focused on Christian Fiction. The original and largest body of works under the "Love Inspired" name is the romance novels. Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical represent a branching of the romance genre to a more particular theme and setting. A number of books have been released as Love Inspired Special releases sometimes containing the listing of Love Inspired Classics or going under different brands. In total more than 762 books comprise the Love Inspired brand.

The first release of Love Inspired was The Perfect Couple by Valerie Hansen in November 2000, with the second book being Tested by Fire by Kathryn Springer in August 2004. [1][2] Books have been released monthly since, with the Love Inspired Suspense line of books beginning in July 2005 with Note of Peril by Hannah Alexander and Love Inspired Historical beginning in February 2008 with The Briton by Catherine Palmer.[3][4] A collection of Love Inspired Special releases, including bearing the name Love Inspired Classics or other brandings have been used; with the first publication being Hearts Evergreen containing the work of Robin Lee Hatcher and Kathryn Springer.

Focus[edit]

Love Inspired books are romances that are strongly rooted in traditional Christian and moral values. Publications include faith elements, have no graphic violence, premarital sex and romances based on emotional over sexual desires. Harlequin's website states that Love Inspired is likened to Touched by an Angel, Seventh Heaven or Gilmore Girls in terms of content.[5]

List of Love Inspired books[edit]

Number Title Author Released Reference
1 The Perfect Couple Valerie Hansen November 2000 [6]
2 Tested by Fire Kathryn Springer August 2004 [7]
3 Gabriel's Discovery Felicia Mason September 2004 [8]
4 A Heart's Refuge Carolyne Aarsen September 2004 [9]
5 A Tender Touch Lenora Worth September 2004 [10]
6 Everlasting Love Valerie Hansen September 2004 [11]
7 Redeeming Travis Kate Welsh October 2004 [12]
8 A New Life Dana Corbit October 2004 [13]
9 Gold in the Fire Margaret Daley October 2004 [14]
10 Loving Constance Lyn Cote November 2004 [15]
11 Peter's Return Cynthia Cooke November 2004 [16]
12 Shadows in the Mirror Linda Hall October 2007 [17]
13 Shadows at the Window Linda Hall July 2008 [18]
14 Shadows on the River Linda Hall April 2009 [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Perfect Couple". Harlequin. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Tested by Fire". Harlequin. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Note of Peril". Harlequin. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  4. ^ "The Briton". Harlequin. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Love Inspired". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  6. ^ "The Perfect Couple". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Tested by Fire". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Gabriel's Discovery". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  9. ^ "A Heart's Refuge". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  10. ^ "A Tender Touch". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Everlasting Love". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Redeeming Travis". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  13. ^ "A New Life". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Gold in the Fire". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Loving Constance". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Peter's Return". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Shadows in the Mirror". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  18. ^ "Shadows at the Window". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Shadows on the River". Harlequin. Retrieved 11 May 2014.