Nice post. And yes I agree Death and the Campus is a fine read.I cannot think of a book that encompasses three genres but will confess I am confused by the term "historical romance". A lot of historical fiction has romance so what makes these stand out? What separates Phillipa Gregory from Susan King? Another recent library problem is the blurring of YA and adult. The Life of Pi is now in both places as is some others. The librarians in my town would love to merge the two, if for no other reason than to cut down on the confusion.
I never thought about the idea that historical romance and historical fiction are so much alike. I think that the difference is that in historical romance there is a guaranteed HEA, whereas in historical fiction there may be romance, but that doesn't mean both parties are going to be together in the end...or even a live.
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