It’s August and baseball season is up and running. Now I’m not a huge fan. I grew up with a grandma who loved it and would watch more than one game on TV. However, I always thought it a tad bit boring (pardon me if you’re an avid fan). However, I recently won some free tickets to a game since I’m an Air Force veteran. My family and I went to see the Washington Nationals (Nats) play the Houston Astros. Since I’m from Texas I really wanted to go; however, I did rep some Nats gear. It was my first time seeing a game in person and I really enjoyed myself. So last weekend, my husband and I made a date day of it and went to see the Nats play the St Louis Cardinals game. It was after the game that I came up with the inspiration behind this blog post. What could be better than books that have baseball hero(ines)?
Below you’ll find some books that have someone related to the game. Whether it be players, coaches, fans, etc. Have you read any of these? Did I miss any Christian contemporary romance books you’d recommend with a baseball theme? Let me know in the comments.
In Courtney Walsh’s A Cross-Country Christmas, our heroine needs to get a ride from baseball coach. Think old crush, brother’s best friend, enemies to lovers type of fun. And it’s a road trip during Christmas. What could be better than that?
But that’s not the only suggestion I have. Dana Mentink wrote a book called Sit, Stay, Love that pairs a baseball player, school teacher, and an old dog. Surely there will be many suggestions as this trio overcomes obstacles set forth by the author. If you’re interested, be sure to add it to your TBR pile.
Kathleen Fuller also created a story about a baseball player, only this time, he injured his arm and now his dreams are altered. In Hooked on You, Ms. Fuller brings the reader to the charming town of Maple Falls for a story that’s ready to charm you.
And because baseball players are so fun to make as heroes, Neena Gaynor chose that profession in her book The Bird and the Bees. This time the heroine has inherited a secluded cabin that intertwines her path with the hero. To find out more, be sure to check out this read.
Of course you can’t mention a baseball book without talking about Karen Kingsbury’s Angels Walking. This one was definitely different and intriguing all at the same time. Our baseball hero hits rock bottom and is searching for a way up.
Last but not least, I’ve got to mention Carol Moncado’s Small Town Girls Don’t Marry Baseball Stars. I rarely miss a Carol Moncado book because they’re so down to earth and relatable. This book is no different.
In the spirit of baseball and books, I’d like to do a giveaway for one lucky commenter. One random commenter will have a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. In order to enter, please leave a comment with your favorite kind of sports hero. If you have a specific book in mind, leave the recommendation as well! The more books, the merrier. Comment by 8/8/22, 11:59 PDT, and I’ll pick a random winner on 8/9/22.