Thanks for posting that. I'm an unabashed lover of romance novels--and have no problem appropriating the phrase "bodice ripper" as a positive description. As I mentioned the other day in a comment about the bad sex writing awards, those guys could benefit from reading a romance novel or two.
Kathryn Falk lives in Alvin, so I know a few romance writers.
Deb--My ex-wife writes romance (and seems to be doing reasonably well at it). Author name Blythe Gifford, mostly England/Scotland 1300-1600...Have you read anything by her?
Don--that name doesn't ring a bell, but I tend to read more Regencies (England in the early 19th century) or contemporaries with thriller/suspense elements. Now I know her name, I'll keep an eye out for her books. Romance novels are so popular that our local Friends of the Library chapter has a special "Second Chance at Romance" every year around Valentine's Day where all they sell is romance novels--and it's always one of their most popular sales and biggest fund-raisers of the year.
If you see one, and read it, let me know what you think. (Despite the divorce, I always hope she's doing well.)
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