Black Romance Novelists Talk Love In Difficult Times : Code Switch Too often, Black history is portrayed as a story of struggle and suffering, completely devoid of joy. So we called up some romance novelists whose work focuses on Black history. They told us that no matter how hard the times, there has always been room for love.
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Too often, Black history is portrayed as a story of struggle and suffering, completely devoid of joy. So we called up some romance novelists whose work focuses on Black history. They told us that no matter how hard the times, there has always been room for love.

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Wild Rain is author Beverly Jenkins' newest steamy novel.

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The articles and books featured on the show this week:

Here's Carole V. Bell's essay on Black romance novels: "There's much more to black history than pain and hard times, and romance authors, more than anyone else, know it."

The Preacher's Promise: A Home to Milford College novel by Piper Huguley

The Washerwomen's War, a novella by Piper Huguley published in The Daughters of War anthology

Eagle's Heart by Alyssa Cole, currently out of print

An Extraordinary Union: An Epic Love Story of the Civil War by Alyssa Cole

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins