My thanks to Secret and Sweet Cravings Publishings for this weekend wonderful blog hop.
While my Sweet Cravings Publishings book, No Job For a Woman, is a Regency rather than a contemporary romance, the intrinsic basis for all romances are largely the same. It is the setting the fashions and the culture that differs. And it got me thinking, how would my heroine stand up in today's world, and was not too surprised when I decided she'd become the norm, rather than the potential outcast that threatens Deborah Stavely's future.
For a woman to work during the Regency period she did so knowing the risk could be social ostracization. But this happens to be the least of Deborah's problems. There are still those in today's society who think a woman's place is in the kitchen or the delivery room.
In every romance down the centuries readers are mostly looking for a happy ever after when they pick up a romance story. Perhaps today the heroines' actions are more 'in your face' but - take Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for instant, she has two heroines. One is quite and serene while the other, Elizabeth is feisty, not that bothered about protocol, but still does not step too far beyond its boundaries and both get their men.
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