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Subject: Any ideas of clean books to read?
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 1:29 PM ET
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I'm looking for books that are clean of language and sex.  I like romance books, but I don't like the erotica that most seem to have.  For example, I LOVE the Cape Light books by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer.  They are cute books without language, and romance without sex.  Another author I like is Anita Stansfield, and LDS author.  If you know of any others I could check out, let me know... They don't have to be Christian, but that may be a plus

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 1:51 PM ET
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if you like the Cape Light books, my recommendation is the Mitford books by Jan Karon

Subject: There a tons out there
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 5:37 PM ET
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I just posted a fun sci fi book written by the Archbishop of New Jersey and his best friend Space Vulture

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 7:14 PM ET
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If you like Christian romances, you can't go wrong with Steeple Hill Love Inspired romances. They have both contemporary and historical romances--even romantic suspense. They are similar in size to Harlequins and you can often find someone in the Bazaar with deals that include them.    

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 11:02 PM ET
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Follow this link and you'll find a whole list of male authors and Christian books with links.    You do NOT have to be playing in the swap to read about the books offered.

Let's Bring out the Men! A Christian Fiction Male Authors Swap ~ Playing!

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 11:37 PM ET
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Subject: there are lots
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 2:12 AM ET
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Some authors I like:


Karen Kingsbury

Lynn Austin

Gilbert Morris


There was another one I was thinking of... but now I can't remember.  I just finished "Proof" by Bill Bright & his co author who I can't remember.  It has a little flash of romance in it towards the end but not too much (and very innocent).

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 9:32 PM ET
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Davis Bunn, a great Christian writer who writes mysteries, thrillers, down-home stories, all great stuff!

Lee Harris' holiday mysteries, a former nun who solves mysteries as a hobby.

Alexander McCall Smith's #1 Lady's Detective Agency series (set in Botswana; quirky stories, great!)

Subject: any ideas of clean books to read?
Date Posted: 1/20/2009 8:37 PM ET
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i suggest you read an author by the name of Max Lucado he is a christian author , he writes inspirational stories that are a real pick me up i love reading his books i reccomend him to everybody

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 10:09 PM ET
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Karen Kingsbury is the best!  But some other good clean authors are Robin Jones Gunn, Lori Wick & Terri Blackstock.

Subject: Great ideas!
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 1:57 PM ET
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These are all great ideas!  Thanks so much for helping me out!