The first photo is by Annie Leibovitz and the second one is from the show Northanger Abbey
I popped this question to Candice Hern: In the publishing market right now, what do you think is more popular? The dark historical romances or the lighthearted ones? Her answer was: I think it’s pretty much balanced between light and dark these days. When Julia Quinn first took off, everyone wanted light. I think there might be a slight edge for darker books now, but there are lots of both types out there. I’m now curious to know what you guys (as in, anyone who randomly drops by my blog) think about this subject. Which one do you prefer and why? (Also, list example authors along with your reason so I can check the books out later). In fact, what IS the difference between these two styles of romances?