Looking for some great women’s fiction

Met today with an editor of romance novels, among other women’s fiction, who wished she were seeing more great Western romances — cowboys, frontier women on the range, gunfights, and all that good stuff. It’s yet another example of the cyclical nature of publishing — things go out of favor, and then pop back in again. Highlanders, however, seem a perennial favorite. Who doesn’t love a Scotsman in a kilt?
Well, besides Kind Edward. William Wallace reference, anyone?
Her house’s publishing plan was pretty evenly split between contemporary romances, romantic comedies, paranormals, and historicals. Another division of the same house does the chick lit-y stuff, as well as what’s termed in British publishing circles, “faux lit.” Think Alice Sebold, Phillippa Gregory, The Dogs of Babel
Speaking with her got me excited to find some great women’s fiction authors, so keep those queries coming! I’ll be taking a week or so off from April 8th through the 15th, but will try to get to the letters I do have before I throw up the “temporarily closed” sign. Anything that comes in after the 8th will have to wait!

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