Grown ups need diverse books too!

Diverse romance...

Diverse romance…

A little while ago, I wrote about kids needing diverse books. I’ve come to realise that grown ups need diverse books too!

As an escape, I enjoy reading romance novels. Most of the novels I read have main characters in their 20s who are looking for love. They are from many walks of life, live in a variety of countries, have varied backgrounds and jobs, and interesting family backgrounds.

I am in my 30s. I’ve been married, divorced, and have two kids. There have been a few books that I’ve read that have characters like that, however, I haven’t read many of them. If you have any that you can recommend, please, let me know in the comments.

Recently, I’ve been reading Nicki Edwards Escape to the Country books. Apart from them being good stories and set in stunning parts of Australia (country NSW and the Pilbara in WA), one thing I’ve been really enjoying is the main character in these first two books have been in their 30s. While they are looking for their first love, I’ve found the characters relateable because they are closer to my age.

Looking through some of the books on my shelves, I can see a diverse range of books, and that is fantastic. As authors, we need to keep writing diverse stories for all ages and stages. It’s not just kids who need to read books that feature people like them, grown ups need diverse books too.

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