Heartwarming Books


  • 84 Charing Cross Rd. by Helene Hanff
  • A Pirate Looks at Fifty Jimmy Buffet
  • A Smile As Big As the Moon:  A Teacher, His Class and Their Unforgettable Journey
  • A Southern Belle Primer: Or Why Princess Margaret Will Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma  by Marilyn Schwartz
  • Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund William Morrow.  Just an awesome read that looks into the life of Captain Ahab in the classic novel but from his young wife's perspective.
  • All books by Fannie Flagg
  • An Hour Before Sunrise.
  • ART SPIRIT by Robert Henri, 1865-1929.
  • Ava's Man, a biography of his grandfather by Rick Bragg
  • Bald in the Land of Big Hair
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Dicamillo
  • Big Stone Gap, Cherry Creek Holler, and Milk Glass Moon by Adrianna Trigiani
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Blue Bottle Club
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Christmas Basket by Debbie Macomber
  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns
  • Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
  • Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year by Codell.
  • Elm Creek Quilts series.
  • Eudora Welty's "One Writer's Beginnings".
  • Everything but Money, by Sam Levinson.
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Gary Paulsen's Harris and Me
  • GRACE by Jane Roberts Woods
  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sister's First 100 Years By Sarah Louise Delany
  • Herriot, James. Any of his books about his life as a country vet are heart-warming and wonderful.
  • Home to Harmony.
  • Hometown Legend by Jerry B. Jenkins.
  • I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson is an extremely funny look at a working mother and it was published in 2002. It made the best book list of 2002 for NPR's book critic Maureen Corrigan.
  • I Heard the Owl Call by name by Margaret Craven
  • I Remember My Teacher: 365 Reminisces of the Teachers Who Changed Our Lives, by David Shribman
  • I thought my father was God" A series of short stories from NPR
  • Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party by Ginnie Siena Bivona
  • Jeannie Ray's Julie and Romeo
  • Keeping Christmas by John Grisham
  • Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser.
  • Last Girls
  • Letís Roll by Lisa Beamer
  • Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
  • Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White.
  • Neil Gaiman's "Stardust."
  • Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross.
  • Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ross
  • Mitford series by Jan Karon
  • Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgins Clark
  • My Cat Spit McGee by Willie Morris.
  • My Dog Skip by Willie Morris
  • No Way To Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley.
  • O Ye Jigs and Juleps.
  • Once Upon A Town by Bob Greene.
  • Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene
  • Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream" by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, & Rameck Hunt
  • Patterson, James
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.
  • Philip Gulley's Front Porch Tales
  • Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Winchester.
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Shop Girl by Steve Martin the comedian.  ("f" word was used rather liberally)
  • Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  • Sparks, Nicholas
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell. The story is heartwarming, and the illustrations of David Catrow add humor.
  • Standing in the Rainbow by Fanny Flagg
  • Step-Ball-Change
  • Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate.
  • Tending Roses, by Kate Wingate
  • Testing Miss Malarkey" by Judy Finchler.
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Victorian Rose by Catherine Palmer
  • Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
  • Walter Kronkite's autobiography.
  • Wangerin's Book of the Dun Cow.
  • What about the Big Stuff? by Richard Carlson
  • Where the Heart Is--Billie Letts
  • Wish You Well by David Baldacci

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