After a fascinating overview of the genre as a whole (e.g., definition, history, reasons for appeal), the author discusses each of its major subgenres, listing and describing the titles in each and offering tips for readers' advisory and collection development. A list of recommended titles for young adults appears in an appendix.
A thorough and definitive guide to the literature of romance, for librarians, covering titles from the early classics up though present publications. Descriptions of thousands of books are grouped by categories, with background notes on each subgenre. A number of research aids are cited, including resources on history and criticism, author biography, electronic sources, organizations, awards, and collections. This work is a second edition of Happily Ever After: A Guide to Reading Interests in Romance Fiction , which was published in 1987. Four new chapters have been added, on ethnic and multicultural romance, alternative reality romance, building the collection, and regency period romance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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