We’ve been hearing reports of this for a while now, but the New York Times today has an article on how well romance is doing in times of recession because of its escapist nature and guaranteed happy ending.  The article quotes Jane Litte from DearAuthor, mentions releases of Lora Leigh and J.R. Ward, and gives the outlook from publishers such as Avon, NAL, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain;  booksellers; and librarians.