Not an authority, but will gladly pose questions for those more experienced!
1. Historical – after WWII
2. Romance – main aspect of the plot romance between characters
3. Always ends in a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN)
4. Classified according to time period or trope
Medieval time period, include highlander romances and viking romances
Regency period – most commonly written in (1811-1820)
Note: American romances are like another layer! Think of the side by side!
Civil war time period
Western Period in Canada, America, or Australia until WWI
4. Tropes – archetype & themes reported over time ❤️
5. Covers & stepbacks
Can help you identify the genre!
Illustrated = rom-com
6. Smut = intimate scenes
Watch alone! 😂
7. Romance is legit!
– The romance genre grosses a lot for the book industry!
This might help https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/The-British-Peerage/
Monarch (Prince, King)
Diamond 💎 of the 1st Water
Lady of the night
Cinnamon roll hero
What are they talking about?
Saphic romance/ W/W romance – woman-woman
M/M romance- male-male
Steampunk – Story takes place within a specific period of time (early 1900s)
Harlequin – publisher
The YT videos reference below, contain recommendations! Still learning so unsure about recommending stuff…
Historical Romance contains a historical portion, so understanding history is important! 👆🏼 did a good job breaking it down 😉
Videos used for reference:
These videos were great at introducing you to historical romance (HR).
Breaking Down The Time Periods In Historical Romance by @bookswithsamantha – https://youtu.be/qLOnbFJwQwU
Historical Romance Terminology 101 @bookswithsamantha – https://youtu.be/VqvgrCVKQ68
Historical Romance 101: Genre Breakdown and Recommendations by @thebookrefuge https://youtu.be/OQ-SAjBsa3Q
Fated Mates podcast – What makes a romance novel a romance