Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Celebrating Historical Romance

In the '80s and '90s, I read little else but historical romances. These were the times of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Celeste De Blasis, of Jude Deveraux and Roberta Gellis. I devoured these books and they largely contributed to my love for history.

While I don't read a lot of straight historical romances any longer, I *do* love historical fiction that has strong romantic elements - and that's what I write.

My friend Evangeline Holland, a writer who focuses on the Edwardian Era and World War I, has a great series this week on historical romance and I've added my thoughts on the subject. If you're so inclined, head on over to her site and check it out.


  1. An interesting discussion Melissa. I will have to go back and read some more posts!
    I grew up reading novels set in WWII and loved them. Particularly favourite authors were Elizabeth Darrell, Maureen Lee and R.F.Delderfield. All of them British. There definitely is a shortage of American stories. Hopefully yours, and others, will get picked up. I'd love to read them!

    1. There are SO many more WW2 novels from Great Britain - which I can understand. I even thought of approaching a British publisher with my novels, but didn't think it would work since mine are set in America and not Britain.

      Hopefully a U.S. publisher will take a chance!


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