But here is the thing I need for you to know...
The fact that it is not easy to classify is not unintentional. It's not the result of an inexperienced author not knowing what she wanted to do with her story. Quite the contrary. What's the mantra around here? Reality is in the eye of the beholder. That's not the tagline just because it sounds good.
EVERYTHING REVOLVES AROUND IT!
You can read Abigail Phelps and get lost in the romance, and let it go at that. You really can. And to you, it is a romance. You love Chris and Abby together and you're just SURE those two crazy kids are going to make it. #TeamCuteBlondeBoy Forever!
Every single thing in these books (yes, everything) was thought out. And if something doesn't match up to the historical facts, there is a reason for that. (Example: In Scenes From Highland Falls, after so much meticulous fact-checking, I seem to disregard the fact that in real life Colin Firth was already married during a time that he is very importantly NOT MARRIED in AbbyWorld. Oops! No. Not oops. Intentional. And not just in a "Oh well! No one will notice!" sort of way. Actually in a "People who are paying attention will recognize that Abby is slipping with her fact-checking, and they will know why" sort of way.)
(Example: Abby writes a letter to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis shortly before her death - Jackie's, not Abby's - and in that letter there is a line which is almost a direct quote from the announcement JFK Jr. made when Jackie died IN REAL LIFE. Now, IF you even realized that - which you wouldn't without doing your research or being a complete nerd like me who actually just remembers things like that - hopefully you would realize that in AbbyWorld, John stole that line from the letter. Which meant he read the letter. Which meant he knew other things which were written in the letter as well. Which Abby NEVER intended for John to read. But John knew Abby would be watching that announcement, so not only did he read the letter, he wanted to make sure she knew he read the letter. Everything changed that day. And yet, none of that is stated in the book. WHAT?!? That's crazy! And this is what I'm saying, people!)
And if your brain works like mine, and you are a glutton for punishment, go on the Abby Scavenger Hunt. Find the clues. Dig deeper. And let me know what you find.
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