Best Christian Romance Books

Bless Your Heart, Rae Sutton by Susannah B. Lewis

Sometimes what your life is missing is an eccentric group of older ladies to take you under their wing…

When Rae Sutton’s mama passes away and leaves her the house where she grew up, Rae can’t imagine how the little old place might restore her broken life. Mourning the recent loss of her marriage, she takes the house and settles back into her tiny hometown with her fourteen-year-old daughter, Molly Margaret, and their overweight dog.

There she’s embraced by her mother’s close-knit circle of friends, the Third Thursday ladies. Though almost half their age and far less confident of positive outcomes, Rae joins their ministry-slash-book-club-slash-gossip circle and allows the women to speak wry honesty and witty humor into her tired heart. As a new career and a new romance bring their own complications, Rae relies on the unlikely family she’s found and begins to wonder if her future holds more hope than she ever could have imagined.

How the author on her inspiration for the novel:

“Years ago I was invited to a book club hosted by my great aunt to discuss one of my self-published fiction books, Ten Years Taken… While sitting in my aunt’s friend’s home and listening to their rhetoric, their prayer requests, their friendly digs at one another, I told them, ‘This would make a great book. And that’s where Rae Sutton was born… it’s the story of 30-something Rae who is invited to her mother’s friend’s “ministry” held on the third Thursday of each month. She learns so much from those eccentric Southern ladies. They help her mourn losses and find joy. They point her to the Lord.”
Susannah B. Lewis