Faith, Love, Hope and Popular Romance Fiction

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This book was put online in stages during the pandemic in 2020 and was open to revisions until the end of the year. This method of publishing was a bit of an experiment. In 2021 it was also made available as a free pdf on the website and elsewhere it's available for purchase as a print-on-demand paperback and in other ebook formats.

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.


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