Make Mine

Make Mine… a Gentle Read

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Those who are drawn to gentle reads are often looking for a good story with wholesome characters.  Relationships and character development are the important factors and the pace is usually slower.  These stories are not devoid of problems to solve or difficult situations to face, but the response is upbeat and constructive. Characters can be colorful, but generally maintain positive values.

If you think you would enjoy these vintage-feeling but eminently readable tales, the following authors tend to write in this genre:

Mitch Albom
Lynn Austin
Maeve Binchy
Olive Ann Burns
Elizabeth Cadell
Jennifer Chiaverini
Sandra Dallas
Barbara Delinsky
Harriet Doerr
Clyde Edgerton
Richard Paul Evans
Fannie Flagg
Benedict and Nancy Freedman
Ernest J. Gaines
Elizabeth Gaskell
Kaye Gibbons
Philip Gulley
Garrison Keillor
Sue Monk Kidd
Lorna Landvik
Alexander McCall Smith
Debbie Macomber
Annette Mahon
Charles Martin
Joan Medlicott
Rosamund Pilcher
James Michael Pratt
Jeanne Ray
Miss Read
Ann B. Ross
Rebeca Seitz
Nicholas Sparks
Mary Stewart
Adriana Trigiani
Nancy Turner
Rebecca Wells
Eudora Welty
P.G. Wodehouse
Read-a-Likes

Read-a-Likes: Danielle Steel

If you like Danielle Steel’s heartwarming, fast-paced romantic tales with strong protagonists, try these authors:

Barbara Taylor Bradford
Diane Chamberlain
Jackie Collins
Barbara Delinsky
Eileen Goudge
Fern Michaels
Belva Plain
Luanne Rice
Nora Roberts
LaVyrle Spencer
Nancy Thayer

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Read-a-Likes: Debbie Macomber

If you like Debbie Macomber’s contemporary romances and novels of women’s lives with  domestic settings and sympathetic heroines, try these authors:

Mary Kay Andrews
Donna Ball
Robyn Carr
Jennifer Chiaverini
Lori Copeland
Barbara Delinsky
Richard Paul Evans
Dorothy Garlock
Kristin Hannah
Jan Karon
Susan Mallery
Fern Michaels
LaVyrle Spencer
Susan Wiggs
Sherryl Woods

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