The winners of the Romantic Novel Awards 2019 were announced today. Bestselling historical novelist, Alison Weir, presented the awards alongside author and broadcaster, Jane Wenham-Jones.

Nicola Cornick, Chair of the RNA, said, “As always, the RNA‘s Romantic Novel Awards showcase both the excellence and the diversity that exists within this amazing genre. We are proud and delighted to offer the only national awards that recognise the wonderful achievements of romantic fiction authors.”

And the winners are…

The Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction AwardCatherine Isaac, You Me Everything, Simon & Schuster

The Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel AwardIsabelle Broom, One Thousand Stars and You, Michael Joseph

The Books and the City Romantic Comedy Novel AwardNatalie Cox, Not Just For Christmas, Orion

The Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel AwardJoe Heap, The Rules of Seeing, HarperCollins

The Nicola Cornick Fantasy Romantic Novel AwardJane Lovering, Living in the Past, Choc Lit

The Goldsboro Books Historical Romantic Novel AwardSanta Montefiore, The Temptation of Gracie, Simon & Schuster

The Libertà Shorter Romantic Novel AwardJane Godman, Secret Baby, Second Chance, Mills & Boon Romantic Suspense

David Headley, M.D. of Goldsboro Books and founder of DHH Literary Agency, said, “I am really pleased that One Thousand Stars and You by Isabelle Broom and The Temptation of Gracie by Santa Montefiore have won their respective awards.

Both of them prove that sublime storytelling is everything we look for in a great novelist and Isabelle and Santa are proving to be at the top of their game in this regard. Goldsboro Books is, once again, delighted to be sponsoring these two fantastic awards.”

In addition to the category awards for 2019, the Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Liz Fielding, and a new award was announced for 2020.


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