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Subject: I need some NON sexy books!
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 2:19 PM ET
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Well, not to go overboard in the opposite direction... but my husband's out of town for a week, so I don't want to read anything too exciting.  I'm going to have to dig out all my traditional Regencies and Lynn Kurland. ;-)

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 2:50 PM ET
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How about Curtiss Ann Matlock? I like her 5 books set in Oklahoma(might bemore but I've only read these 5) open highways, driving lessons then these 3 occur later in same town: cold tea on a hot day, at the corner of love and heartache, recipes for easy living.

debbie macomber's good for no sex..

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 3:02 PM ET
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Isn't Jude Devereaux's stuff pretty tame?  Seems like her reviews are usually good.

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 3:22 PM ET
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I second the Debbie Macomber books. She's great, IMO. I love all her stuff. She's not very racy for the most part but still great reads.

I also like Robin Lee Hatcher's books (her old historicals are awesome). Not a lot of sex in them either. Some of her titles are...Dear Lady; Liberty Blue; Chances Are; Kiss Me Katie. In fact she re-wrote some of them to make them Christian Fiction. But I haven't read them since they were re-writen. I know the originals were good.

I also like Stef Ann Holm's series Honey, Hooked, Harmony and Hearts. They were good. So was Portraits.



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Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:00 PM ET
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I love Curtiss Ann Matlock myself, but another good pick for sweet romances would be LaVyrle Spencer. I would highly recommend " Years" and "Morning Glory".

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:19 PM ET
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I've read a couple Edith Layton books and they had little to no sex in the them.

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:28 PM ET
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Ah, but the tension is excellent! I think I've already read all of her early "clean" books.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:13 AM ET
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Non-sexy.  What's the point in even reading them?  Personally, thats something that holds no interest for me.  If you insist, here's a link for you:

 

 www.likesbooks.com/onefoot.html



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Date Posted: 3/7/2008 10:43 AM ET
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If you're willing to jump genres, there's always Mary Higgins Clark.  They're mysteries, but very clean.  Even the bad guys don't cuss or have sex LOL!  So clean that I find them distracting, but maybe that's just me.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:37 PM ET
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I was actually mostly joking. I'm still reading the same stuff. :-)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:38 PM ET
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My recommendation:  keep reading the same and get yourself some nice toys. 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 2:34 PM ET
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Toys are good when reading romance and the husband is away. 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 2:55 PM ET
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Well, considering that he has business trips every four months now, I guess you guys are going to have to give me some toy recommendations. ;-)

We've been together 22 years and practically never been seperated before. Sniff.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 4:38 PM ET
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Loretta Chase or Carla Kelly for regencies!

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 9:27 PM ET
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here's a few (bumping up for the non-steamy thread)!