Love and History – Best February Books Contest

Originally, this post was going to be a call for “Most Romantic Books” in observance of Valentine’s Day. But, February is also Black History Month, with the theme of Black Americans in the Time of War. I found myself in a quandary.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillian was certainly romantic, and although the heroine was African American, Stella is probably not considered an influential book about the inspiration of African Americans in U.S. history. With that in mind, I decided to do both.

What’s your favorite romantic book and why? What message did you take away from this book? Did it change your outlook on romance?

Or, the second option:

What’s your favorite book detailing the impact of Black Americans? What message did you take away or what did you learn in reading this book?

Share your selections in the comments section below this blog by February 12. We will discuss the submission results in the next Words To Write By blog post, published on February 15th.

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