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The new pulp fiction: Romance novels for graying baby boomers

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Romance novels from Harlequin's NEXT series at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Lincoln Center. (Photo by Julie Onufrak)

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Connie Brockway's novel "Skinny Dipping," published by Onyx, at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Lincoln Center. (Photo by Julie Onufrak)

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The cover of "Prime Time" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, a novel in Harlequin's NEXT series. (Photo courtesy of Hank Phillippi)

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The heroine in the latest romance novel may not be 20 years old anymore with sparking eyes and peach-colored cheeks. She's just as likely to be 50, sprouting crow's' feet and divorced with three kids--but still the same old spunky lady, sexy and searching for true love.


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