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Subject: Christian Romance
Date Posted: 10/4/2011 1:52 PM ET
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I'm looking for some suggestions on some christian romance novels.  I like what I consider a good short read like the Love Inspired novels that come out each month.  I also love what I think are called Novellas - when there are several short stories in one volume.  I guess they wouldn't have to have a christian theme, but I definitely don't want them to have any sex in them....just nice quick feel good reads that don't suck me into a plot or a series....does that make sense.

I like most romance books just fine, but I just can't stand getting sucked into a series, because it drives me crazy until I've read the entire series and I just don't have a lot of time.  I can usually read a short love inspired in a couple of hours so that is the size I'm looking for, unfortunately I can't seem to find a harlequin that doesn't contain sex scenes.

So, if you know of any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it!

Thank you,







Date Posted: 10/4/2011 2:09 PM ET
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Most Christian romances are usually series. If you haven't already heard of them, I'd recommend the Heartsong books from Barbour. they are pretty much like the Love Inspired books

Date Posted: 10/4/2011 5:40 PM ET
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Another thumbs up for the Heartsong books. They are not being published anymore after this year but the old ones are still good. I like the LI books too as they are such a nice easy read. Also, many of the series books can be read as a stand alone so not sure if that helps. I could give you some suggestions of books that I reviewed that were just nice romance novels with not a lot of mystery or anything in them. Just let me know and I can PM you:)

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Date Posted: 10/4/2011 6:54 PM ET
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Some of the Heartsong books are good. Some of the Love Finds You books by Summerside Press are good too but longer than Heartsong or LI. They're about 300 pages each and stand-alone books.

Date Posted: 10/5/2011 11:58 PM ET
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The Love Find You Books were a good suggestion, Virginia. Totally forgot about them:)

Date Posted: 10/6/2011 9:05 AM ET
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There  are many Christian romance books that have 4 novellas in the same volume. The stories usually have a common theme such as they all take place in a certain city or state or  they all take place at Christmas, or all are Amish or all are brides or whatever. There are contemporary stories and historical ones. Barbour is one of the publishers of such books. I think you would enjoy them.