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Reader Question: Fictional Character <3 Historical Figure

It’s time for a reader question! Rebecca W. wrote to me with this:

Would a book sell with the main fictional character becoming romantically involved with a real historical figure, but this romance used only to represent a theme, and would in the end not go anywhere? Would it be too unrealistic, or could the writer shape this romance so that it fits with the story, is not historically inaccurate, and is believable. I’m not saying that the character would end up marrying the historical figure, but there would be a romance. Would this work?

What a doozy! Let’s see if I can shed some light on the subject. Continue reading Reader Question: Fictional Character <3 Historical Figure