A happily ever after is an emotional reckoning
July 26, 2020 8:37 PM Subscribe
"Romance centers stories of love and connection and belonging, but it's also about accountability." In her keynote speech for this year's virtual Spring Fling conference, Alyssa Cole highlights what it really means to demand happily ever afters for everyone. "America is the protagonist that refuses to grovel, refuses to admit the sins of the past, and refuses to make amends. I don't know about you, but I think that I'm allowed to expect as much from this country as I would from a repentant rake." Need a recommendation for romance novels continuing to push us forward? Carole V. Bell writes about finding Black joy in romance novels and the special alchemy of African-American history and historical romance.
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