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Romance
Romance is derived from Old French romanz it can mean either a medieval narrative composition or a love affair, generally one of a rather idyllic or idealized type, sometimes marked by strange or unexpected incidents and developments; and to "romance" has come to mean, to "make up a story that has no connection with reality".
Romance is defined as a long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place.
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Alternatively, Romance may be defined any creative style of literature having to do with love, or heroes - especially falling in love. For example, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac or any Harlequin Romance. [AM] {CL}

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