Historical romance features a love story set in the past – whether it’s the 1700s or the 1950s. Readers can follow a heroine’s journey, including the ups and downs, to find her true love. Accurate descriptions, clothing and dialogue of the time period are relevant. The genre also houses the subgenre of Regency romance, a historical novel that includes stylistic traits as witty exchanges between protagonists and little to no mention of sex.