What Historical Setting is Overlooked in Romance?
I've been surfing the net lately, reading AMAZON reader's groups, and someone posted the question "What historical setting would you like to see more of in romance?"
I've seen this question a few times, but the answer that turns up repeatedly and continues to surprise me is ROMANCE IN ANCIENT ASIA. Of the 30 or so regular posters on one AMAZON reader's group, many responded they would like to see ancient Japan as a setting for a romance. China, too.
Traditionally, these are places and times that romance publishers have nixed or not encouraged writers to write about. We all know it only takes a good movie or blockbuster book to set the trend in historical fiction, romantic historicals included, but we haven't seen many mass market/ trade paperbacks set in Asia.
What do you think authors and readers? What period in history may soon experience a revival in the romance genre? What would you like to see more of?
Labels: Settings for Historical Romance?