Its popularity has waxed and waned over the years. In the 1980s and 1990s there were stand-out romances by such legends as Catherine Anderson, Pat Rice, Johanna Lindsay and Kathleen Woodiwiss. The early 2000s saw the emergence of Cindy Holby’s Wind series, but lately, the American historical romance has been hard to come by. Until now. Several large publishers are suddenly realizing the resurgence of the American historical romance. Becky Lower’s 5 reasons American historicals are coming back.