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


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Carrie
- 757 days ago - alternet.org
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 NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 7:17 pm
GREAT POST I WILL NEVER BUY 50 SHADES OF GREY NOR READ IT

THANKS CARRIE
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1654)
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. (191)
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. (305)
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.
 

Pat A. (116)
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!!!).
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:22 pm
Are these Amish based books the answer to Barbara Cartland?
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
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. (234)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:00 pm
I don't read that kind of book!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
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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