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Chelley's Other Passion

Hi! I’m so pleased you stopped by. I hope you’ll take time to poke around; there’s some really interesting stuff here that you won’t find anywhere else. You see, I’ve been a fan of romance novels since the 1970’s, and I saved all the early articles about my favorite authors and put it on this site. Do you believe in synchronicity - the coincidental occurrence of events that seem related but are not explained by conventional wisdom? I didn’t, but I do now. Find out why. So, pull up a chair and stay awhile, then drop me a note to say hi back.

History of Romance

Clergyman’s Almanac, 1815

“The indiscriminate reading of novels and romances is to young females of the most dangerous tendency. It agitates their fancy to delirium of pleasure never to be realized and opens to their view the Elysium fields which exist only in the imagination, fields which involve them in wretchedness and inconsolable sorrow. The most profligate villain, bent on the infernal purpose of seducing a woman, could not wish a symptom more favorable to his purpose than a strong imagination inflamed with the rhapsodies of artful and corrupting novels.”

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