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Subject: Interracial Romance
Date Posted: 8/2/2007 11:39 AM ET
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Anyone read or know of any romances (prefer historical settings) were the hero/heroine were of different ethnic/cultural backgrounds. just wondering.

 

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 2:07 PM ET
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hi Madeline

here is a link to a list over at AAR  http://www.likesbooks.com/ethnic.html

I read a great one years ago set in early New Orleans, I'll have to try and search for the title.

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 8:49 PM ET
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Thank you for the link Samantha.  I was able to find some Jewish romances that I don't already own!  I've already ordered one.

People must think Jews aren't romantic!  (rolleyes)

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 9:00 PM ET
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Ani, the 'life on long island can be murder' series in the Harlequin Next line, the woman is Jewish. It's sort of a mystery series but there's some 'romance/sex' though not overly graphic per se. I've enjoyed the series but took a little while to get the first one on the wishlist. that one's 'who makes up these rules, anyway' the 'what goes with blood red, anyway'. a few are in anthologies.

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 9:25 PM ET
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haven't read any, but absolutely would.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 6:29 PM ET
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Oh, the Stevi Mittman series?  I've read two of the anthologies (already forgotten the names of them) but Teddi doesn't appear to "really" be Jewish.  There's no references to her faith.  Do the stand alones touch on it? 

 

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 9:20 PM ET
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Ani, the standalones the faith is mentioned only because she's trying to do her daughter's bat-mitzvah?spelling might be off. if you're seriously Jewish it might be a bit offensive because she's always having problems and is really only doing it because of her parent, etc and the building burns down where she's having it and she has to 'make do'..by 'seriously Jewish'I mean if your faith is something you can't make light of in a humorous situation then they're not worth reading for that part of it if that makes any sense...as you could probably tell from the s horter stories she's a dingbat and her mom's nutso! but they're light and funny and personally Ilike the standalones better IMO the anthologies don't make much sense without the background, esp the first book which wasn't one of the murde mysteries but set the background. It' sjust that it's mentioned enough times that she's Jewish taht I remembered but her faith has nothing ot do with how she approaches life per se. Now i'm wondering if it's mentioned becaus ethat's a common faith on long island??

If you like stories that deal with faith though not romance! I found a great author after he was required reading in college and absolutely love love love 2 of is books 'My Name is Asher Lev' and 'The Gift of Asher Lev'.also enjoyed Davida's Heart (about a girl). and for me to like something this much outside my usual genre AND my faith they ahve to be awesome reads! and their faith is questioned and challenged and they're young people coming of age and not fitting in. really really good.. and sorry I"ve gotten offtopic! but  know if there are Christian romances there has to be Jewish ones as well just can't recall any...ETA: yikes! forgot that author is Chaim Potak or Potok not sure of the spelling but the asher lev ones are SO good!



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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 9:34 PM ET
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Thanks for the info, Susanna.  I appreciate it.

I can handle light.  I''m not much into mysteries but if they're light enough, I may give them a go.

It's Chaim Potok and if you haven't read it, try The Chosen .  Absolutely riveting.  Another good one is Snow in August by Pete Hamill. 

It's difficult to find Jewish romances.  I have a couple of (older) Chanukkah stories tucked away that I dig out every year.  They're not especially good but they're all I've been able to find!

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:13 PM ET
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you're welcome. now one of the stories where they're actually doing the bat mizvah they DO describe some of the ceremony..Iknow she's havingproblems as usual! but it mentions another girl doinghers at the same time and she and her mother/family do the first part and then Teddi and her daughter Dana are lighting candles and reciting something but they add humor into it because, well, of where they have the celebration afterwards and deal with other stuff. I think that books' why is murder on themenu anyway' (the pink covered one). andit's a minor part of the book but it does carryover from teh first book where sh e's off and on planning it(casually mentioned)

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 5:28 PM ET
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Woo hoo, I got my Jewish romance last night.  I haven't had a chance to start it yet but I can't wait!!

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 6:55 PM ET
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If it's good let us know the title! and how religious it is ..oh , and if there's any sex in it! LOL!

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:48 PM ET
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I'm moving it to the top of my TBR!  She's pregnant on the front cover so there's got to be some sex but who knows if it's the kind that's shared.

It's called The Best of Both Worlds (Silhouette Special Edition No. 1607) (Silhouette Special Edition) by Elissa Ambrose.  I'm going to check out her others, too!

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 1:23 PM ET
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Marjorie Liu's latest is inter-racial, and also a paranormal.  It's part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone, which is not true of all of hers.  She has at least one other inter-racial in her series, but I can't recall exactly how many there may be in the 5-6 books of the Dirk & Steele series.  All are current time period.

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 12:49 PM ET
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Something Real by JJ Murray



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Date Posted: 8/15/2007 9:16 PM ET
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Madeline, you might want to try Mary Jo Putney's The China Bride. It's set in Regency(?) England; the hero is a nobleman and the heroine is half-Chinese. I read it a couple years ago, and remember enjoying it. Good luck!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 10:37 PM ET
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Well, I got sidetracked and just finished The Best of Both Worlds (Silhouette Special Edition No. 1607) (Silhouette Special Edition) .  It was okay.  No sex but, more, I didn't really like her style of writing.  And the heroine whined, whined, whined.  She whined if she got her way and she whined if she didn't.

Sadly, it's not a keeper for me.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 4:46 PM ET
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