Powerful, engaging stories of romance, adventure and
faith set in times past, with rich historical details and complex stories.
Historical Key Elements
historical romance novel
uplifting stories with a Christian worldview and wholesome values
- Set in
historical time periods from the biblical ages to World War II
textured stories that illustrate the time period, bring the world to life
- Each story
should focus on an emotional, satisfying romance
that emphasize emotional intimacy rather than sexual desire
faith element that is integral to story and shows rather than tells,
avoiding didactic, preachy tone or doctrinal language
- Family and
community are strong features of this line
- Hero and
heroine should meet early in book, preferably by end of chapter one
- No drug or
alcohol consumption, gambling, profanity or pre-marital sex by Christian
characters within the course of the story. No graphic violence.
- Stories should contain both hero and heroine Point of View. No secondary character Points of View, please.
- Word count of
70,000 to 75,000 words
and tips about conflict, dialogue and emotion please click on: Frequently Asked Editorial Questions
.Featured in Love
heartwarming historical romances between relatable, spirited women and strong,
honorable men. The conflict between the hero and heroine should be an emotional
one, arising naturally from the story.
Christy or Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman or Little House on the Prairie or Hallmark movies based on Janette Oke's "Loves Comes Softly" series, for their solid stories and characters, sense of family and community, with tender romance and a level of faith at its core.
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Executive Editor: Tina James
Editor: Emily Rodmell
Associate Editor: Elizabeth Mazer
Assistant Editor: Dina Davis
Editorial Office: NY, NY