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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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Browse the inspirational fiction section of your local bookstore, and you will likely find cover after cover depicting virtuous young women cloaked in modest dresses and wearing a pensive or playful expression. They hover innocently above sun-drenched pastures or rustic country lanes, often with a horse-drawn buggy in the background -- or the occasional brawny stranger. Romance novels with Amish protagonists, such  Read more...
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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 pages : illustrations ; 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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By asking questions about authenticity, cultural appropriation, and commodification, Thrill of the Chaste considers Amish fiction's effects on Amish and non-Amish audiences alike.  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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