I'm also going to post a list of author recommendations for some of my favorite examples of historical romance authors who handle unusual settings and characters well--with deftness, nuance, and beauty. I think, during our session, I mentioned Jeannie Lin and Beverly Jenkins in particular, but there are so many more!
I had a wonderful, WONDERFUL time at NECRWA2017! Kudos to all the organizers and the varied, talented, thoughtful presenters! (If you follow me on Twitter, you might also have caught a glimpse of me participating in one of the evening festivities--a Hamilton: the Musical singalong!)
Are there any historical romances with unusual settings or unusual characters that you would highly recommend? If so, post them in the Comments section, and I'll add them to my list (with credit to you, of course, even if I thought of them too)!