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Old 02-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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This did not read like a Romance to me. Yes the elements were there (again towards the latter half of the book) but this was certainly more Historical Fiction.
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For me, historical fiction is set in a time before that in which it was written, ie, it's historical fiction from the get-go. Town was contemporary fiction when it was written and it remains so. Historical fiction relies on research and can reveal an author's expertise or lack of knowledge regarding the setting; it also frequently benefits from authorial knowledge of what happens next.
I didn't realize it was written/published in the 50s. So yes, Contemporary Fiction.

The main point for me was that it did not feel or read like a Romance, IMO.
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