Contemporary Romance

Don’t miss the first Southeastern MA Reader’s Advisory Roundtable (SE-RART) meeting of the 2015-16 year!

The meeting is Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10 am– Noon at the Brockton Public Library. After tabulating our survey results, we will be embarking on a year-long study of the Romance and Women’s Fiction genres, starting with the Contemporary Romance subgenre. Everyone attending should read the benchmark title —It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips — as well as a second title in the Contemporary Romance subgenre, and be ready to talk briefly about the benchmark title and your second title in terms of appeal factors: story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

it had to be you

Registered participants will receive an email with links to info to read before the meeting, and we will have printed copies at the meetings, as well. (Click on the links below for an online version of the readings.)

From The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 2nd ed., by Joyce G. Saricks:

And from Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd ed., by Kristin Ramsdell

If you’re looking for ideas for your second title in the Contemporary Romance subgenre, we’ve added some, from the book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interest, edited by Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald (click on the Genreflecting link below):



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