Romance novels — love stories and happy endings
February 14, 2014
Guests: Grace Burrowes, Mariah Stewart and Dena Heilik
Romance novels are big sellers. They account for $1.4 billion dollars in sales each year and are voraciously consumed by woman (and some men) of all ages. Itâ€™s a diverse genre that includes historical and contemporary novels, super-natural and suspense novels, inspirational and multicultural novels, and even erotica. As different as the settings are, they all have one thing in common â€“ a couple in love and a story with a happy ending (or the probability of a happy ending). Since its Valentineâ€™s Day, weâ€™ve invited two best-selling romance writers to join us — GRACE BURROWES and MARIAH STEWART — to talk about their work. Weâ€™ll also hear from DENA HEILIK, head of the Fiction Department at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, who is a fan of the genre.