A few days ago I participated in a social media promotion called #WhyIReadHistoricals / #WhyIWriteHistoricals. I know why I read and write them: because I love history and can really connect with the characters. British Isles set and, of course, westerns are my favorites.
How about you? As a reader, why historicals?
Writers, same question.
What was the last historical you read? Or which one are you reading now?
I’m flying through Lorraine Heath’s The Duke and The Lady in Red. Fabulous characters and a setting I can disappear into for hours. I tend to shy away from westerns while I’m writing just to keep myself in my own story.
If you had to choose only one book, which historical romance is your absolute favorite read EVER?
All right—let’s talk.