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Surely there must be a giant market out there among Christian romance readers for nuns/holy women/Christians abducted by Vikings who then convert their abductors? You'd get it all: mad pagan violence, lots of barbarian chest heaving, the hand of God and so forth, and get to have a nice Christian marriage at the end.

Date: 2011-07-31 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raffaella.livejournal.com
What does it say about me that I was first very excited because I misread and thought the nun converted to paganism? I don't know, but "Fuck it Goshdarnit, I'm going heathen" is so much more interesting! With a former nun deciding that lust is amazing! Or is that too mediaeval Stockholm syndrom-y?

Date: 2011-07-31 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] namastenancy.livejournal.com
This sure sounds like something I read when I was young and dumb(er). I can't remember the name but I'll bet if you search on some site dealing with romance novels, you will find dozens of books.

Date: 2011-07-31 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] namastenancy.livejournal.com
I am not sure what search terms to use "Christian romances with Vikings" brought up a lot of sappy romance sites and a couple of decent history ones. But this site, which reviews romance novels, is hilarious. If there is a book with your description, it's got to be reviewed here:

http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php

Date: 2011-07-31 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
IIRC there are quite a lot of those type of books here, though sadly they're all in Norwegian. But plenty of Irish holy women/young girls raised in Convents who are abducted and then converts Eirik/Harald/Bjorn whatever.

Though then again the Norwegian romance book marked is pure gold. The best of (worst of?) which is Margit Sandemo's epic The Legend of the Ice People, and makes everything from fanfic to romance novels seem pale by comparison. And which happens to be the most read books in Norway, next to the Bible. Lol!

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