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Thrill of the chaste : the allure of Amish romance novels

Author: Valerie Weaver-Zercher
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Series: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
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Weaver-Zercher blends academic analysis with her own experiences of researching, reading, and talking with others about Amish fiction in order to explore the phenomenon, with particular attention to the hypermodernity and hypersexuality that are fueling the appeal of the genre for evangelical Christian readers.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Weaver-Zercher
ISBN: 9781421408903 9781421408910 9781421408927 1421408902 1421408910 1421408929
OCLC Number: 806456138
Description: xx, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Slap a bonnet on the cover --
The DNA of Amish romance novels --
An evangelical and an Amishman walk into a barn --
Taking the Amish to market --
Is Amishness next to godliness? --
An Amish country getaway --
Virgin mothers --
Amish reading Amish --
Something borrowed, something true --
Happily ever after.
Series Title: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Responsibility: Valerie Weaver-Zercher.

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Romance novels with Amish protagonists, such as the best-selling trailblazer "The Shunning" by Beverly Lewis, are becoming increasingly popular with a largely evangelical female audience. This book  Read more...

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The promise of the cover is borne out by the content: an engaging analysis of 'bonnet rippers' and their audience. -- Marilyn Dahl Shelf Awareness Weaver-Zercher's book is a fascinating read, that Read more...

 
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