Pope, Elizabeth Marie. The Perilous Gard: Set in the time of Queen Elizabeth about a girl who gets banished to a remote castle, falls in love, and her love is captured by fairies to be used as ransom. She goes to save him. Suspenseful, but not too dark.
Pope, Elizabeth Marie. The Sherwood Ring. A girl visits her uncle, who lives in an old mansion, which is inhabited by ghosts. As the ghosts tell their story, historical and contemporary romance intertwine.
McKinley. Beauty: Turns the story of Beauty and the Beast into a palpable, realistic, romance.
Haddix, Margaret. Just Ella: Cinderella with a sense of humor and no fairy godmother.
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted: You probably already know the story. The book is much better than the movie!
McGraw, Eloise. Mara, Daughter of the Nile: An exciting story about a girl who is forced into being a double spy and falls in love with one of her enemies.
Rinaldi, Ann. Brooklyn Rose: A girl of fifteen marries and learns what love is from her husband.
Rinaldi, Ann. Sarah's Ground: A girl determined to prove herself applies to be the keeper of George Washington's estate during the civil war and finds courage and love.
Alcott, Louisa. Little Women: A beautiful story about the relationships, lessons, struggles, and romance of four sisters.
Bauer. Hope Was Here: A fast-paced and funny story about a girl and her aunt about starting a diner and running for mayor.
Tuck Everlasting. About a girl who falls in love with a boy who will live forever.
Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars: A great adventure about escaping from Nazi Germany.
Haddix, Margaret. Running Out of Time: A girl has believed her whole life that she is living in the 1800s, but when an epidemic hits her town, her mother tells her it's really 1996. She has to enter the outside world to save her town- super interesting to see her describe all the modern stuff.