Faith, Love, Hope and Popular Romance Fiction

Publication year

This book was put online during the pandemic of 2020 and is still open to being revised somewhat in response to comments from readers. This method of publishing is a bit of an experiment.

Drawing on theology, in this book I want to suggest a new definition of the romance novel to complement other definitions which focus on structural elements: modern popular romances are novels whose authors have assumed pastoral roles, offering hope to their readers through works which propagate faith in the goodness and durability of love.


Works in this collection