Books by Cynthia Rutledge

Although I'm no longer writing Inspirational (Christian) romance under Cynthia Rutledge, I will be releasing some new inspirational romances under Cindy Kirk. The first will be Love at Mistletoe Inn: A December Wedding Story, available December 2014 from Harper Collins Christian Publishing.

Please note: The mass-market paperback novels you see on this page are now out of print. Look for them at used bookstores, in your local library, and at internet bookstores, including Amazon. You may also occasionally find them on eBay.


Rich, Rugged ...Royal

Rich, Rugged ...Royal
Silhouette Romance
June 2005
ISBN 0-373-19771-3
Waldenbooks Best Seller

Though her parents think she’s a fool, teacher Lauren Carlyle plans to marry for love, not money. She’s not about to enter into a marriage for any other reason, no matter how much sense it makes. Not even when her handsome housemate, Alexander Gabrielle, turns out to be a Prince who’s not used to taking no for an answer.

 


For Love's Sake

For Love's Sake
Love Inspired
December 2004
ISBN 0-373-87291-7

A GIFT OF FAITH

Caregiver Rachel Tanner thought her life was perfect until she took on the assignment of bringing hometown hero Jay Nordstrom back into the land of the living. She’d loved him from afar and hated to see him so broken. Nevertheless, Jay’s charismatic personality shone through, and soon Rachel was in danger of losing her heart once again.

A devastating accident had almost destroyed Jay’s will to live. No bit of sunshine could tempt him to believe in goodness, but then Rachel swept into his world and opened the curtains. She showed him how much he’d missed by abandoning God, how faith could empower him. Jay searched his soul to express his gratitude…and growing love for her.

"A sweet tale of love conquering many odds in order to survive."
Romantic Times


Love Enough for Two

Love Enough for Two
Love Inspired
August 2004
ISBN 0-373-87274-7
SURPRISED BY JOY

Vowing never to allow another man to disrupt her life, single mom Sierra Summers clung to her faith and worked hard to provide a loving and stable home for her daughter. But then attorney Matthew Dixon walked into her store with a proposition that threatened her resolve.

A ruthless lawyer, Matt had strong opinions about marriage—avoid the institution altogether! But Matt never counted on meeting Sierra. Or on falling in love with her. He was convinced their relationship was doomed…or was there hope? Could God have had something special in mind when He put them on the same path?

"Cynthia Rutledge has created multifaceted characters to care about and a fresh, believable plot."
Romantic Times 4 Stars


Two Hearts

Two Hearts
Love Inspired
March 2004
ISBN 0-373-87256-9

After a disappointing relationship, heiress Libby Carlyle needed to change her life. So she winged a prayer heavenward and traded places with her less privileged best friend. No sooner did she step into her new waitress shoes than Libby fell in love with her very stern, very handsome boss, Carson Davies. If she could only find a way to reveal her true identity...

Determined to succeed, Carson ran himself ragged and relied only on himself. When he looked up from his blinders, he noticed a beautiful woman working for him. Suddenly he wanted to be with her and share her faith in God. But did he dare trust these budding feelings, or the voice inside that urged him to believe?

"Interesting read, with plenty of romance and a light faith message."
Romantic Times


The Harvest

The Harvest
Love Inspired
October 2003
ISBN 0-373-87230-5
Loving Grace
A special 2 in 1 Harvest Collection- along with Gail Martin's "All Good Gifts"

Grace Comstock needed a date for Thanksgiving-fast! When she prayed for a handsome prince, suddenly Mr. Charming himself, Dr. Nick Tucci, appeared to escort her! At the feast, Nick convinced everyone he was Grace's adoring boyfriend, the man she'd been waiting for-and she found herself hoping their pretend relationship would blossom into true love.

"A quick and pleasant read."
Romantic Times


Pocketful of Blessings

Pocketful of Blessings
Love Inspired
August 2003
ISBN 0-373-78523-2

A 3-IN-I LOVE INSPIRED ANTHOLOGY
RE-RELEASE Of THE MARRYING KIND

THE ANSWER TO HER PRAYERS

Taylor Rollins was struggling to save her family; the last thing she needed was to be unemployed. She prayed for help, never dreaming God's answer would be a fake engagement to CEO Nick Lanagan III! Yet the deal Nick offered was too good to pass up…and so was Nick.

Nick needed a fiancée fast-and Taylor more than fit the bill. He had planned on keeping the relationship all business. The more time he spent with her, the more Nick wanted Taylor in his life for good. But how was he going to convince her that her pretend CEO fiancé was ready to become her loving husband?

"Though marriage of convenience is a typical plot, there is nothing typical about this wonderful story. The Marrying Kind is another winner from start to finish!"
A Romantic Times "Top Pick" 4 &½ Stars
Romantic Times Nominee "Best Steeple Hill Love Inspired 2001"


A Love to Keep

A Love to Keep
Love Inspired
May 2003
ISBN 0-373-87215-1
ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

Lori Loveland knew her faith would help her achieve her goals. And when she'd completed a six-month stint as nanny to Drew McCashlin's girls, she was determined to start her own adventure. But once she set eyes on the handsome single dad, she knew she was in trouble. Soon she was wishing that the six months could last a lifetime.

After dealing with tragedy, Drew saw Lori as a ray of sunshine. With each day, he grew closer to loving her and to rediscovering his long-lost faith. His girls blossomed under Lori's watchful eye and soon they were a family. He knew that Lori had ther plans, but the closer she got to leaving, the more he hoped for the strength to ask her to stay.

"A Love to Keep is filled with excerpts of Lorelei's advice columns, making this enchanting story even more pleasurable."
Romantic Times 4 Stars


Kiss Me, Kaitlyn

Kiss Me, Kaitlyn
Silhouette Romance
March 2003
ISBN 0-373-19651-2

UNDERCOVER MILLIONAIRE

Wealthy businessman Clay McCashlin arrived in Shelby, Iowa, masquerading as an out-of-work laborer to investigate suspicious goings-on at a company plant. But since he'd met local beauty Kaitlyn Killeen, keeping his mind on business and off of Kaitlyn's tantalizing kisses was proving to be this sworn bachelor's biggest challenge…

A small-town girl with big-city dreams, Kaitlyn didn't have time for romance. Especially not with an obvious bad boy like Clay! But the attraction between them sizzled like a hot summer afternoon. And suddenly Kailyn found all her carefully laid plans being derailed…by her own heart!


Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding Bell Blues
Love Inspired
July 2002
ISBN 0-373-87185-0
A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN

Christy Fairchild never thought she was the Las Vegas wedding type. But when she'd run into David Warner after ten years, she was swept away by her feelings from long ago.

David needed a bride and finding Christy after all these years seemed to be a sign. Yet he couldn't help but wonder if their impulsive marriage was a mistake. He wanted to trust his heart…but his head kept getting in the way! Would Christy convince him that the emotions they felt were blessed from above?

"Cynthia Rutledge jumps off the beaten track again, with another notable book."
Romantic Times 4 Stars
Romantic Times Nominee "Best Steeple Hill Love Inspired 2002"
2003 Bookseller's Best Award Winner- Best Inspirational


Trish's Not-So-Little Secret

Trish's Not-So-Little Secret
Silhouette Romance
March 2002
ISBN 0-373-19581-8

YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY

Trish Bradley would never forget the prom night she blissfully gave the handsome, hugely popular Jack Krieger her innocence-only to hear he'd loved her on a dare…and to discover she was pregnant, to boot.

But how long could she keep her secret, her child and her heart safe from this beloved betrayer? Wouldn't he recognize himself in her young son? Worse, could Trish resist Jack's endearing romantic advances? And deny her own stubborn yearnings…?

"A poignant tale filled with powerful emotions."
Romantic Times 4 Stars


Judging Sara

Judging Sara
Love Inspired
December 2001
ISBN 0-373-87164-3
UNDER HIS WING

Rising Christian music star Sara Michaels had a voice like an angel-and a devil of a problem. With a stalker shadowing her every move, she was forced to hire a bodyguard. Now she prayed that the formidable Crow Tucci wouldn't discover her darkest secret-and that he wouldn't lead her into temptation…

"Characterizations and voice are her usual high standard."
Romantic Times


Redeeming Claire

Redeeming Claire
Love Inspired
October 2001
ISBN 0-373-87158-9

THE PASTOR'S WIFE

Reverend Tony Karelli knew the Lord worked in mysterious ways, but this was ridiculous. Before he could correct his new congregation's mistaken assumption that he was engaged, an irrepressible old flame popped up, offering to pose as his fiancée. And Claire Waters's impromptu bargain wasn't the only thing Tony couldn't resist…

"A delightfully unique story about selfishness, lies and trust."
Romantic Times 4 Stars

antic Times 4 Stars


The Marrying Kind

The Marrying Kind
Love Inspired
April 2001
ISBN 0-373-87142-2
THE ANSWER TO HER PRAYERS

Taylor Rollins was struggling to save her family; the last thing she need was to be unemployed. She prayed for help, never dreaming God's answer would be a fake engagement to CEO Nick Lanagan III. Yet the deal Nick offered was too good to pass up-and so was Nick.

"Though marriage of convenience is a typical plot, there is nothing typical about this wonderful story. The Marrying Kind is another winner from start to finish!"
A Romantic Times "Top Pick" 4 &½ Stars

Romantic Times Nominee "Best Steeple Hill Love Inspired 2001"


Undercover Angel

Undercover Angel
Love Inspired
December 2000
ISBN 0-373-87129-5

ANGEL IN DISGUISE

Police officer Angel Morelli was on a mission to save teens from a local drug ring. Posing as a high school student, Angel never expected to fall in love with her history teacher, handsome green-eyed Jake Weston. Suddenly, keeping her identity a secret was pure torture!

"Undercover Angel is a fresh detour from the conservative inspirational romance. Gritty situations and less than perfect characters struggling with difficult situations, are just two of the reasons this author will no doubt gain a faithful readership."
A Romantic Times "Top Pick" 4 &½ Stars


Unforgettable Faith

Unforgettable Faith
Love Inspired
May 2000
ISBN 0-373-87108-2

First Place- Touched by Love Contest 1998

HER LIFE HAD REACHED A CROSSROADS

Schoolteacher Faith Richards hopped on a motorcycle, hoping to outrun the God she felt had forsaken her. God, however, had other ideas.

"If you're looking for a non-traditional inspirational romance, look no further. Unforgettable Faith is also an unforgettable novel."
Romantic Times


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