So, this is the first book on my list. It has the dramatic title of No Other Love and it is historical fiction from MacFadden romance you guys!! It’s from 1978 (the year of the Star Wars Christmas Special) and it sounds like a doozy.
The back cover dramatically proclaims:
A HOUSE DIVIDED
A LOVE UNITED
She was the spoiled daughter of a wealthy Southern aristocrat. He was a stubborn Yankee abolitionist. They were at odds from the start, yet they fell hopelessly in love. Hopelessly, because it was the eve of a civil war which was destined to tear them-and the nation-apart.
Separated by opposing armies and isolated by their conflicting values, they were nevertheless inexorably drawn together.
This is the bold, daring story of a love that conquered all odds…a passion that defeated the raging fury of a nation in conflict with itself…a destiny that forged a chain of love in the hot crucible of war.
Screw that stuff you learned in history about the Civil War. This book by Julia Wentworth is the REAL DEAL.
No matter what, we know we will be treated to some steamy/poorly written love in the time of the separation of the North and South.
BRING IT ON, No Other Love!
When I decided I would read romance novels for analyzing purposes/funsies, I was asked this question multiple times:
I gave multiple reasons. I absolutely love the corny titles and covers these things seem to have. I want to find out why these books seem to flood stores and used book sales. I want to figure out why people read them. I want to pseudo-analyze them because analyzing is what English majors do.
So why am I really doing this?
Because it’s fun for me, so why not?
In the end, as long as I find this worthwhile, it is worthwhile, gosh durn it.
So sit back, relax, and let us browse through the Good, the Bad, and the Fabio.