5 Wholesome Love Stories for Tweens


Our culture has accepted a slide in morality that is rampant in the stories we find in print and on screen.  Pointing our young people to great works of fiction that uphold Judeo-Christian morals can be difficult.

These five books have engaging, compelling characters who display values and integrity. They boast superbly crafted fiction. In addition, they are squeaky clean. What’s not to love?

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery has delighted girls for a century. It’s hard not to fall in love with Anne. And if recent social media is any indication–thousands of women today identify with the romantic lead, Gilbert Blythe.


Little Women by Lousia May Alcott follows the compelling story of four young sisters, based on the author’s own life. All the emotional ups and downs of growing up are covered here, along with more than one good love story.



These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder will delight girls who have loved the Little House books and shows.  Laura uses her indomitable style to tell the story of her courtship with Almanzo. These books, while categorized as fiction, are based on the actual events of the authors life.


Mrs. Mike by Nancy and Benedict Freedman is the best book you’ve never heard of. Also based on a true story, this engaging, compelling, wholesome love story will enrapture. Even my boys loved it.


Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter is completely fiction, but boasts all the best elements, one that can be wholeheartedly endorsed without reservation. The author’s life story is fascinating. Don’t miss the chance to tour her home if you’re in northern Indiana.

Which wholesome love stories can you add to this list?

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