Oldies but goodies
I'm going to go check out my local library book store today in an attempt to find old romance novels from the seventies and eighties.
I began my love affair with romance novels in the nineties, so I'm unaccustomed to the themes in romances from the seventies I keep hearing ladies tittering about.
My sister and I like to trade books back and forth. (And I do mean books - not digital files. There's just something about the comfortable feel of an old paper back, and Fabio parading about on the cover is always good for a chuckle.) Her latest delivery featured some early Johanna Lindsey. I love Johanna Lindsey! One of my all time favorite romance novels is Man of My Dreams, so I was excited to see a Lindsey book among the offerings.
"A Pirate's Love. Have I read this one before?" I asked.
My sister frowned, a light of humor dancing in her eyes. "Um, no. I don't think so."
"Is it good?" I could tell she had an opinion to share.
"Um, I guess so. But a more accurate title would be A Pirate's Rape."
According to my sister, a lot of Johanna's early books feature heroines with Stockholm syndrome. Ah yes, the seventies, when men were men and women loved to be taken by force. (Maybe Todd Akin is a secret romance novel enthusiast?)
Wish me luck in my search for some out of print treasures! Where do you go to find old romances? Used book stores? Retro hair salons? Aunt Judy's attic?