Not a Moment Too Soon

BusinessWeek, of all places, looks at developing subgenres of romance; quilting, Amana (ultraconservative Amish) and military romances. Says one agent, “Such substratification might suggest… that readers have gone insane,” but Harlequin’s Katherine Orr says that readers are looking for tight-knit communities; “There is a tremendous desire for community. Somehow in this world, where everyone is constantly communicating, people have lost real friendships.”

Examples of the subgenres include:

The True Love Quilting Club (Avon Romance)
Lori Wilde
Retail Price: $7.99
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon – (2010-04-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061808903 / 9780061808906


The Bridge of Peace: A Novel (An Ada’s House Novel)
Cindy Woodsmall
Retail Price: $13.99
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press – (2010-08-31)
ISBN / EAN: 1400073979 / 9781400073979


Moonlight Road (Virgin River)
Robyn Carr
Retail Price: $7.99
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Mira – (2010-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 077832768X / 9780778327684

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