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This post is for a lovely lady named Barbara who I had dinner with at OWFI. She said she was working on a historical romance, and I remembered reading they were hot, so I've tracked down the agent posts that talk about the trend toward historicals.
Kristin Nelson's blog post says she had several editors plead for historical romances and literary agency BookEnds LLC had a similar post.
And agent Jenny Rappaport of the L. Perkins Agency is specifically looking for them according to her page on agentquery.com
Good luck, Barbara and let me know when you get an agent or sell your book so I can post it here.