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Cherish stories are all about real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men experiencing the intensity, anticipation and sheer rush of falling in love

Cherish Key Elements 

  • As this is one of our shorter series with a word count of 50,000, the main focus of each story is the romance itself – the story is the romance!
  • These stories are high on emotional and sensual tension but have no explicit sexual detail
  • Whatever the plot, stories should be character-driven with strong emotional conflicts
  • The heroine is key in this series. Readers need to be able to relate to her, laugh with her, cry with her - as it's through her that we fall in love with the hero.
  • Our heroes are alpha but attainable – they're not all super rich international tycoons (although some might be!) but they're successful in their own right and should be a strong man our heroine would aspire to be with
  • Settings are international and aspirational – you can travel the world with Cherish without leaving your armchair!

For explantions and tips about conflict, dialogue and emotion please click on I Love Romance

Summing up Cherish

Cherish is…

Love Actually or Valentine's Day for their variety of storylines and tones but multiple happy endings and feel-good highs. One Fine Day for its warmth and its tear jerking properties.

Did You Know?

  • Cherish was the very first Harlequin series
  • Cherish is enjoyed by women all around the world
  • Cherish will publish two new authors in 2012

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Senior Editor: Bryony Green
Assistant Editor: Megan Haslam
Editorial Assistant
: Clio Cornish
Editorial Office: London, UK