Romance is the fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of things as they are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination.
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's any less true.
If, then, one should try to sum up the character of women's fiction at the present moment, one would say that it is courageous; it is sincere; it keeps closely to what women feel. It is not bitter. It does not insist upon its femininity.
People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars.
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.