In a recent article on HollywoodReporter.com, Dennis Parker, director of the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discussed the new movie Loving based on the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which made laws restricting interracial marriage illegal.
Unexpectedly, she saw a man standing on the sidewalk looking right at her. He was tall, with blond hair, and broad across the shoulders. He was also handsome; watching him stirred something in Olivia, a feeling that while unfamiliar was far from unwelcome………..
–Excerpt from Take Me Home by Dorothy Garlock
Romance novels have the same effect on their readers – stirring passion, happy memories, dreams, and, as public librarians know well, demand for more titles. Far more than the province of lonely women, romance titles attract readers of all ages with their lively story lines, adventurous plots, and exploration of all aspects of human emotion and experience.
We’ve talked a lot about how Gale Artemis: Literary Sources can help your students take their research to new levels. Topic Finder is often highlighted as a major reason for this type of success (in addition to the ability to cross-search, obviously).