Historical Romance Week: September 15-21

Historical Romance Week

Historical Romance was declared on life support earlier this year, and this sparked a frenzy of discussions and debates across the blogosphere from authors, readers, and industry professionals. Whether or not this is true, what is true is that historicals are the backbone of the romance genre. From Kathleen E. Woodiess’s The Flame and The Flower kickstarting a new generation of romance novels where the heroines experienced passion and adventure on the page, Loretta Chase’s intelligent comedies that gently–and fondly–skewer Regency romance tropes, to Beverly Jenkins’s lusciously detailed novels that prove love is an indomitable force no matter the backdrop or color of the characters’ skin, readers of historical romance displays a myriad of experiences that echo both the past and the present day. Because of this unique perspective, the theme of historical romance week is “In Pursuit of the Allure of the Past.” I do hope you will visit next week, where I welcome guests to ruminate and reflect on the role of historicals in their life.

Author: Evangeline Holland

Evangeline is a public historian who brings her academic skills to fiction, in order to fill in the gaps in the historical record. Her love for history permeates just about everything she does, going so far as to "suffer" for this love--as the bruises and stuck fingers from fencing and sewing costumes to understand life in the past firsthand can attest.

2 thoughts on “Historical Romance Week: September 15-21”

  1. I think historical romance week is a great idea! I’m not sure I’d say historical romance is on life support, but I do think it could use some revitalization and definitely some more variety in terms of tone, settings, etc..

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