The list author says: "Looking for African American romances that have factual historical backgrounds, strong Black men and female heroines? This is the list for you. She has three major sub-genres: 1) Historical African American romances that take place in the late 1800s; 2) Contemporary African American romance; and 3) Teen African American romance. Read one and you'll find yourself reading another and another. I tried to order the historical titles in the order that you should read them so that you have a frame of reference for some of the characters mentioned."