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Subject: Book suggestions
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 6:53 PM ET
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HI!

I need light romance books,

No historical

VERY light sex scenes

NO swearing (I mean the F word and others like it)

and No violence.

I should point out these are not for me but for one of my library patrons.

She has liked books by Robin  Jones Gunn but will have soon read all her stuff.

Any suggestions would be great :)

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 7:24 PM ET
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Has she read Linda Windsor? I think she is considered a christian writer but I don't think she was too preachy. I love her humor. Some of her books include Along Came Jones and It Had To Be You.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 7:50 PM ET
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Debbie Macomber

Curtiss Ann Matlock

these 2 popped up into my head immediately as they're about the only 2 I actually read and enjoy that aren't loaded with sex sex sex or dirty words and yet they're good!

I * think* Robin Carr's Grace Valley trilogy is pretty mild..reads like a romantic Mitford series if that makes sense...sex isn't the focus though the couple 'sneak' to have it ti's not overly descriptive and could be skipped over. the 'better' series' Virgin River does have sex in it and more innuendos and flat out discussing it though not sure about the language in that series.

we had a thread on here a while back title something like 'need sweet romance' it may still be here but probably way down in the threads.I'll see if I can find it or if you have time scroll through.

oh, Sherri I think it was recommended the Dee Henderson books for romantic suspense..they're Christian ficiton I think so I'm pretty sure there's no swearing or sex in those(they're in my TBR pile so haven't read them yet myself) but they're supposed to be good 'cause she's always posting good books she's read.

I've been liking the Homecoming Heroes series from love inspired the little series on Christian romance harlequin distributes. like all the harlequins they're hit and miss..I started a couple I couldn't even finish more than a chapter or two befoer tossing but the 3 out in that Homecoming series have been pretty good so far and different authors with one ongoing storyline and then individual romances with each book. deals with the military coming home to station in a little Texas hill country town.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 9:13 PM ET
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Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath is one of my favorite books and I think it meets your requirements. They won't regret reading the book! The Wives of Bowie Stone by Maggie Osborne is another great romance I read recently, that I think they might like. Both of these are "Old West" romances and both are touching and well-written love stories.

ETA: Both these books do contain sex scenes, but I believe it is only one in each book and not graphic (and is between married couples).



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Date Posted: 9/9/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Those are historicals, though. Maybe you can encourage her to expand to historicals? ;-)

I'd think a category line would be her best bet -- I don't know offhand which ones are light on the sex, but I'm sure they exist.  And you can pretty much take for granted they wouldn't have swearing.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:13 PM ET
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You Had Me At Halo by Amanda Ashby was a really cute story with no sex scenes, although the premise is kinda strange. . .

Also, even though this is considered a YA book, I consider Twilight by Stephenie Meyer one of the best romances I've ever read, although there is some violence in the book, it isn't excessive, so I thought I'd mention it.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:29 PM ET
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I am trying to get this lovely lady to read YA books but as yet she will not do it.  I will see if I can get my hands on You had me at halo.

Linda Winsor

Debbie Macomber

Curtiss Ann Matlock 

Robin Car

I have a feeling she has read Macomber already but it wont hurt to send one and see.

Historical is pretty much a big No for her, which is sad since I have seen some pretty great ones lately.

Gotta love a job where I can come onto PBS AND be working at the same time..hehe

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:29 PM ET
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Dee Henderson, Terri Blackstock, Wanda Brunstetter, Debbie Macomber - all those would fit your bill.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:55 PM ET
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Janet Dailey might be a good option too. Or does she write mostly historicals?



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Date Posted: 9/9/2008 11:21 PM ET
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How about older Rosamunde Pilcher? Pretty sure those were clean and violence-free.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 12:41 AM ET
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Yeah, and if historicals are out, your friend would missing out on Lynn Kurland.  She writes well, the trouble from my standpoint being the lack of sex in her books:P  There's some, but it's not very detailed or descriptive at all.  Blah for me, but for some others, she might be just the thing.  And there's Georgette Heyer of course.  Her books are very clean, but very good from what I understand.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 3:32 AM ET
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Kristin Higgins- fun, family oriented contemporaries (her latest, "Catch Of the Day"  won Best Contemporary at the latest RWAs)

I'd also suggest Patricia Gaffney, though I'm not sure how many are contemporary (a lot are set only a few decades though, if that doesn't fall under "historical")

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 8:39 AM ET
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How about Dorothy Garlock.  She always tells a good story with little or no sex. 

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:55 AM ET
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Beverly Lewis

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:45 AM ET
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