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Step Aside Mommy Porn, Amish Women in Bonnets Make for Instant Best-Sellers

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With mommy porn bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey whipping up a sadomasochistic storm in the female book market this summer, it might seem safe to assume that old-fashioned romance novels, in which the protagonists prefer hastily confessed feelings and ...

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Rose Becke (141)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 7:17 pm


Barb K (1688)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:13 pm
50 Shades sounds too raunchy for me, but these Amish books look like they'd be interesting. Personally, I could never be Amnish and if I were, I'd leave my family because I belive in one man/one woman marriage! Thnx Carrie.

pam w (139)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:21 pm
"Amish romance novels are big business."

++++++++++++++++++ Really? No offense....what's the plot line? Her beloved wants to install zippers in his overalls?

Carrie B (306)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:30 pm
These sound like they would be great romance novels for preteen and young teen girls. Rather than giving them a purely sexual view of romance, it could be a refreshing look at romance before sex enters the picture. Not a bad thing. Don't you remember reading the Sue Barton books and then all of the Jane Austin novels? Those had plenty of romance without sex.

P A (117)
Monday September 3, 2012, 4:38 am
Yes, I read my share of romantic books in my teens - and will avoid 50 Shades like the plague - it sounds from the article as if it takes 50 shades to go from innocent to the very opposite - not nice! Jane Austin remains a wonderful author even today as her books weren't just romantic, her characterisations are sooo perfect! (Glorious memories of Mr Collins in P & P going on and on about his stairs - oh crumbs - hysterical!!!).

. (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:22 pm
Are these Amish based books the answer to Barbara Cartland?

. (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 2:14 pm
Does papa still paint the door a certain shade of blue when a young lady comes of age? It would indicate that she does the choosing and not the other way around.

Sandi C (98)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:00 pm
I don't read that kind of book!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 4:23 am
People will do anything for money. these appear to be "formula" novelettes a bit like "mills and boon".
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