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Subject: Romance novels with older women
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 1:51 AM ET
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I used to read some books that were based on women over forty finding love again, and I really enjoyed them. I'd like to find some more good books with middle aged romance. Could anyone give me some suggestions?

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 6:27 AM ET
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Oh yes.  The Affair by Sandy Hingston, and Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory.  Hot stuff.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 7:16 AM ET
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I just read one not too long ago, but it was a historical.  I'll see if I can remember it later. 

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 8:22 AM ET
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Ex's and Oh's by Sandra Steffen... it was excellent and she's over 40. Sherryl Woods has one...um, I think it was Destiny Unleashed, but I'm not quite sure. I know there's more, but I can't think of them right now. But, if you look up the Harlequin Next titles, most of them are middle aged women.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 8:36 AM ET
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Merline Lovelace had a NEXT title called Ex marks the spot that was really good.


Date Posted: 2/4/2008 10:26 AM ET
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Elizabeth Berg has written some beautiful books and the women are older.  They aren't classified as romance, but they are.   Open House is my favorite - I've reread it I don't  know how many times.  Also, Jeanne Ray has written some novels with older women finding love again -- Eat Cake is great; Julie and Romeo was fun too.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 11:03 AM ET
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I enjoyed Leaving Normal  by Stef Ann Holm but it gets mixed reviews, so it appeals to some folks but not others.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 11:46 AM ET
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Oh, there was a great Silhouette Intimate Moments I read a couple of years back.  Familiar Stranger by Sharon Sala http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373271528-Familiar+Stranger+A+Year+Of+Loving+Dangerously+Silhouette+Intimate+Moments+No+1082

I liked it so much it's on my keeper shelf, I still pull it out and read it now and again.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 3:46 PM ET
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The review of Familiar Stranger sounds so good I just ordered it -- somebody here has it.  Thanks, Sarah.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 5:30 PM ET
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Family Blessings  



all by LaVyrle Spencer and each one is unique in their story.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 5:37 PM ET
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I will second Karen's reccomendation of Jeanne Ray's books. I haven't read them yet but my mom had me order them all for her and she enjoyed them.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 7:06 PM ET
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Just remembered Step Ball Change by Jeanne Ray --- wonderful book!    We can relate to these regardless of age ... they women are older than their 20's, but vibrant, active, full of it!

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 8:11 PM ET
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How about Nancy Thayer's Hot Flash Club..I enjoyed all of her books..

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 10:02 PM ET
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The Harlequin NEXT books have been mentioned.  My #1 pick from those is Starting From Scratch by Marie Ferrarella.  But there were a lot of good ones.  I recently read Over 50's Singles Night by Ellyn Bache (a NEXT) and enjoyed it a lot.

edited to add:  Also there is a pretty old Superromance by Virginia Nielsen called Room For One More that I thought was very good.

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Date Posted: 2/9/2008 9:04 PM ET
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Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie is one of my favorites. I also recommend Fast Women by the same author.

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 9:07 PM ET
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I liked 'anyone but you' and had forgotten the woman is older! very cute short read! made me want a bassett hound!

I also 2nd the harlequin next books for quick reads. I've read ex's and oh's and liked it but loved the 2 by  merline lovelace - ex marks the spot and risky business. in ex's and oh's a 43 yr old career woman finds herself alone and pregnant for the first time! yikes! I have 'starting from scratch' in my TBR pile and might move it on up since it was recommended again here!

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Date Posted: 5/23/2013 10:11 PM ET
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I have just fiished Fern Michael's THE SCOOP...four feisty women in their 60's.  I really liked it.

Also, THE RED HAT CLUB series by Haywood Smith (3 books so far) is about women in their 50's who have been BFF's forever.  Highly recommended.

Date Posted: 5/25/2013 11:07 AM ET
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As posted way back in 2008, Familiar Stranger by Sharon Sala is a VERY GOOD book and like Sarah (gingerkitty) , it's on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 6/7/2013 11:02 PM ET
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How about Tim by Colleen McCullough.