Chapter 3 Podcast

S1E25 | Inspirational Romance & The Vivian Controversy with Books Like Whoa

August 31, 2021

Let’s talk about inspirational romance, especially in light of recent events involving the Vivian Award and the RWA. I’m joined by Mara from Books Like Whoa and Changeling Cast. For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon

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Books from On My Radar segment:

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang:

The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova:

The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh:

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley:

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood:

Selected Other Books/Authors Mentioned

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:

Romancing God: Evangelical Women & Inspirational Fiction by Lynn Neal:

The Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels by Valerie Weaver-Zercher:

Faith and Fiction by Anita Gandolfo:


The Vivian Awards Live Reaction:

The Vivian Controversy Discussion:

Bethany’s Judging the Vivian Vlog:

Bethany’s Re-Reading Christian Romance Vlog:

Mara’s Video Essay on Historical Accuracy:


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