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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Winterman This is, unfortunately, a much overlooked genre. It has all of the dry information that oozes out of ancient, biased history books, and are easier to read, not to mention far more relatable. These are some of my top picks.


message 2: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Apr 24, 2013 08:30PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Uh, Jane Austen didn't write "historical romance"; for one thing, she was writing about her own time.

Also, in re: Oryx and Crake - how can a book set in the future be "historical," and how is it a romance in the first place?


message 3: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I do feel that between "straight" historicals and historical romances there is a nice continuum rather than a divide and that "romantic historical fiction" (historical fiction with strong romantic plot line) has a lot of fans. There is a great website that reviews such books -- http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp...


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