delighted to announce this years’ contenders for the RoNAs (Romantic Novel
Awards) 2017 and the overall, most prestigious, award – The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
mainstream romantic novels set post-1960, including genres such as chick lit
and romantic suspense.
Dear Dad, Giselle Green, Yule
Victoria Walters, Headline Review
themes, including gritty, multi-generational stories.
Mercer, Lake Union Publishing
O’Loughlin, Black & White Publishing
novels set in a period before 1960.
Kerrigan, Head of Zeus
Catherine Law, Zaffre Publishing
for romantic novels that include elements beyond the range of scientific
explanation, whether paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, time slip or
worlds that include ghosts, vampires or creatures of legend.
Christina Courtenay, Choc Lit
Johnson, independently published
Jones, independently published
Lyn, The Wild Rose Press
consistently humorous or amusing novels.
Baxter, Choc Lit
Parkes, Simon & Schuster
recognises the best in category/series and shorter romance that focus on
developing a love affair between the hero and heroine.
Hardy, Mills & Boon Cherish
Heath, Mills & Boon Historical
Louisa Heaton, Mills & Boon Medical Romance
Christy McKellen, Mills & Boon Cherish
Wilson, Mills & Boon Cherish
protagonists who are teenagers or young adults.
Prejudice, Natasha Farrant, Chicken House
Fenton, independently Published
Tamsyn Murray, Usborne Publishing
Toon, Simon & Schuster
varies, a change made by the committee to create a fairer reflection of the
numbers of books being entered into those categories. In addition, we’re delighted that for the
first time four independently published books have been nominated, particularly
as the authors are all long-standing RNA members.
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