‘Bridgerton’ Isn’t Bad Austen — It’s An Entirely Different Genre (Press This! HuffPost)

Now this article gets it right about what historical romance is all about. Great article and worth the read!

“By building a love story between the primary couple, one that is guaranteed to end ‘happily ever after’ or ‘happy for now,’ a romance novel not only provides escapism and the heart-pounding rush of vicarious passion, but a space in which to explore how romantic relationships can and should be, and how women can find fulfillment and happiness. And that means these stories have little to do with how the marriage market of Regency high society actually functioned; they’re about what readers — predominantly women — want to see in their lives today.”

Source: ‘Bridgerton’ Isn’t Bad Austen — It’s An Entirely Different Genre | HuffPost

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