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In memory of Christine Monson

andrew potter
Historical romance writer Christine Monson published six novels and had finished the draft of another when she died Sept. 11, 2003. Author Christine Monson, whose romance novels "Golden Nights" and "Stormfire" were the most successful of her six published books, died at her former husband's home in Greeley. She was 57 when she committed suicide.

Her historical romances were colloquially known as bodice-rippers - novels that pitted a strong-willed woman against a headstrong man who behaves extremely badly for much of the story. Sometimes, even her fans thought her male characters got carried away. "In later years, Christine was somewhat embarrassed by her romance writing," Jon Monson said.

She moved to London to research the new novel but found herself overwhelmed with depression and asked her former husband to bring her back to Colorado shortly before she died.

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