Posts Tagged ‘historical’

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This is kinda sorta historical fiction. It’s set long before I was born, so that makes it historical, right? 1948?

In the autumn of 1948, young millionaire Will Darcy comes to the sleepy, backwater town of Meryton, South Carolina to visit his best friend, Charles Bingley. When Darcy becomes enchanted by a local beauty with a heavenly voice, his business dealings with Longbourn Farms may close the door to his romantic hopes before they are given a chance to thrive.

Still healing from heartbreak, Elizabeth Bennet takes solace in her family, home, and the tight-knit community of Meryton. That foundation is shaken when Will Darcy makes a successful offer to buy the family farm. Blinded by hurt, will Elizabeth miss the chance to find in him the peace and comfort her heart truly needs?

Confronting the racial, economic, and social inequalities of the times, Longbourn’s Songbird is an imaginative romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and told through the lens of postwar America, a story layered with betrayal and loss, love and letting go.

Maybe this isn’t Rock Fiction in the usual sense, but it’s got a music theme — or it claims to — and that alone lets it count. Besides, it’s different, and you guys ought to know I like different by now.

I’m just curious how important music is to the story. Anyone know?

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So I said I was looking for some different sort of Rock Fiction. And all the open tabs on my computer are starting to cooperate with me. I didn’t even have to bribe them.

This one’s a historical AND I don’t think it’s a series. Woot!

Ready? Here we go.

From stowaway…

After years of playing the local gin joint to pay off his father’s debts, talented musician Brock Ness has landed a radio gig in Chicago. Now he’s on the up-and-up, his next stop is securing the dame of his dreams, Ginger Nightingale…

…to Chicago celebrity!

If Brock is headed for fortune and fame, Ginger won’t be left behind! She may be the youngest of the Nightingale sisters, but she’s old enough to know what she wants. And Brock is right at the top of her wish list!

Daughters of the Roaring Twenties: their hair is short and their skirts are even shorter!

Susan pointed out that this is a Harlequin, so it’s a romance. But… but… it’s set in the 1920s! That’s a century ago! And we have local gin joints and radio gigs.

When was the last time you heard about radio gigs?

When was the last time you listened to the radio?

So here’s hoping this one doesn’t sacrifice this killer setting for the lurve. I want the setting. Bring it.