Bringing History to Life in Romance
Readers of historical romance choose it over contemporary romance for a variety of reasons: because it takes them away to a time and place when life was different… because it teaches them about their heritage or past… because it brings history alive. Whatever their reason, they want a certain amount of history in their books. But how can an author provide it without either boring them silly or turning the book into a costume drama with no sense of history or place? Here are my suggestions.