Christina asked if I’d ever do a contemporary, and I’m starting a new post on the subject in case anyone wants to talk about contemporaries. My answer is probably not. I hardly ever read contemporaries and have to admit that’s in good part because in my own life I don’t see much that makes me able to believe in the HEA aspect. I tend to feel that however romantic and wonderful the story is, strife and divorce lurk a few years down the road. So I’m a contemporary cynic. No matter how awful it may have been in a lot of cases, in the good old days, once you were married, you were very much married for better or for worse until death did you part. The incentive to make something good of it had to be a lot more powerful.