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The novels themselves are straight out of another era, being sweet, old fashioned and overly romantic but definitely not too sexy unlike much of the romance fiction being published today. They all take place during World War II or just before and are set in either England, Austria or in one case, the Amazon Jungle. Most of them feature Jewish characters, or have an academic setting and heavily feature the performing arts. Ibbotson, as a child, immigrated from Austria to England in 1933 with her Jewish scientist parents. The heroines, in the romances, are always beautiful, smart, kind, endlessly sensible and the heros are gorgeous alpha males with relationship issues who are also, wealthy, brave, smart and tender hearted.

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