I read this interesting blog essay, which reminded me of something. On Goodreads, someone added a “Modern Christian Romance” category for the book.
Rather surprising, I didn’t think anyone would get it. I wonder who put in the category? A Goodreads librarian?
Here is what I posted to the blog:
Hi, thanks for posting a review of this book! It looks great. I’ll have to look for it.
Although I don’t think of myself as a writer of religious romances, religion matters for my characters.
The women are more religious than their partners, and that is part of their appeal. But these aren’t prudish young women, since they are members of Protestant sects that are more liberal regarding sex.
The men had been lapsed. Their relationships provide a means of getting back on track with a new faith tradition and a new sense of community.
But the sex is closed door, because I don’t think graphic sex scenes are necessary–these are sweet romances!
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