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Romantic historical fiction?

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1pgturner
Mar 11, 2014, 9:00pm Top

Is there a way to tell the difference between historical Romance Fiction and actual historical fiction? Does this sound confusing? Sorry, it just seems like when I search for "Historical Fiction" i.e. Amazon, I get so much Romantic Historical Fiction.

2andejons
Mar 12, 2014, 5:39am Top

Try doing a tagmash here! "Historical fiction -romace" gives a list which should be more to your taste:
http://www.librarything.com/tag/historical+fiction%2C+-romance

3thorold
Mar 12, 2014, 6:00am Top

If it has a picture of a well-muscled man brandishing a sword on the cover it's probably a military action adventure, but if it has a picture of a well-muscled man brandishing a sword on the cover it's probably a romance....!

>2 andejons:
You could also try "-Regency" or "-Tudor" - that gets rid of most of the bodice-rippers.

4mamalaz
Mar 12, 2014, 12:25pm Top

Try "Historical Fiction" and perhaps add a country or a time period or event (e.g., World War II). Might narrow down the field.

#3 Thorold - love your sense of humor.

5KayEluned
Mar 12, 2014, 1:00pm Top

#3 thorold

ha ha ha ha ha

6pgturner
Mar 18, 2014, 4:47pm Top

#2,3,4 ha ha...ya'll are funny. Good information from everyone. I DON'T want the "romance part"...just historical fiction. Seems like when I do a search on kindle, etc. I get more "romance" than "historial"....will try regency, tudor or country. thanks so much!

7dkhiggin
Mar 18, 2014, 4:54pm Top

No, pgturner, you are missing the point. If you place a minus sign in front of a word, it excludes those results. So if you search for "historical fiction -romance", it should exclude anything with romance.

This is just normal search protocol.

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