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Subject: Romance Book without a lot of sexual detail
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 1:11 AM ET
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I like reading Romance Books, but I am having a hard time finding ones that don't have a lot of sexual details. I want the love story without all the details when the characters are being intimate.

Date Posted: 5/25/2011 3:34 AM ET
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Hi Janee;


Have you ever read Mary Stewart?  It's been a few years since she was published, but her books are everywhere. Any used bookstore she have her. She is one of the most romantic writers I've ever read, and she likes to leave the reader with a kiss, and then close the door, and leave the rest to the imagination. My favorites are her Merlin trilogy, "The Ivy Tree", and "Airs Above The Ground." 


                                                                                                                    I hope this helps!




Date Posted: 5/25/2011 8:07 AM ET
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D.E. Stevenson is wonderful! Hard to find because they are out of print, but definitely worth the look!

Date Posted: 5/25/2011 11:31 AM ET
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Have you read any Debbie Macomber books?

Date Posted: 5/25/2011 3:10 PM ET
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Just finished Spellcast by Barbara Ashford...one love scene that gets a bit intimate but otherwise a lovely lyrical story.  I warn you that I needed Kleenex!

Date Posted: 5/25/2011 6:52 PM ET
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There's an OLD romance by Mary Johnston entitled To Have and to Hold, set in the 1600s in the English colony at Jamesown.   It fits your description of what you are looking for in a romance.   But be careful, because I know that title has been used for other romances, too.  (I seem to remember the closest (physically) the two principal characters get is when the two of them (the man 'colonist' and the maid (who is really a 'lady') are aboard the same horse, in order to get to the bowling on the green or something.)

Last Edited on: 5/25/11 6:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/25/2011 9:20 PM ET
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Lynn Kurland doesn't put any sex in her books. I would ask this in the Love/Romance forum. You might get more ideas. 


Date Posted: 5/27/2011 12:45 AM ET
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Thanks everyone! I will give these a try.