I need a little #writer and #RomanceReader help…

This is going to be a good test to see if anyone ever reads my blogs!!


I told you recently that I’m all atwitter and discombobulated because I’m putting together a Power Point presentation for my local NHRWA chapter in March and then for the New England (NECRWA) Chapter in April and I’m learning (slowly) the ins and outs of the PP program.

That’s fine. No worries there.


I need a little help from my romance writer and reader friends. Who ( what author) do you read who writes romance with heroines and heroes OLDER than 45 years old? I’m not looking for writers who write about the fabulous 20 somethings or terrific thirty-year-olds. I want romance titles and books written about folks in their middle years. If you read romance books concerning this age group, please send me book titles or the authors who write them.

I have a few in mind, but I want to explore more. Please.

I’ll say thank you in advance.




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8 responses to “I need a little #writer and #RomanceReader help…

  1. Angie Fournier

    Diana Palmer writes about older people in some of her stories. I’m not sure if it’s in that age range, but having read a lot of her books, I know that she writes some.


  2. Hi Peggy,

    I checked my Books Read on Goodreads and came up with the following:

    “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen
    “The Unexpected Waltz” by Kim Wright
    “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende
    Gail Bowen–Check out her Joanne Kilbourn mysteries (Joanne is 50+)
    Debbie Macomber, Maeve Binchy, and Ann Patchett — some of their novels feature older protagonists

    Interesting note: Many of the novels I read featuring older protagonists are more women’s fiction or mystery without romance.

    Hope this helps.

    Joanne 🙂

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  3. Peggy Jaeger

    JOanne _ I sent you a private email. Thank for the help!


  4. Roxanne St. Claire has a series set around distinguished men, http://www.roxannestclaire.com/

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  5. My older readers ask me to write about older couples all the time. I think from my unscientific research that it is the same readers (80% femaie/20% male, mostly college educated) aged 40 -70+. In other words, just lop off the bottom on the age demographic and I think you are there.

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