Romantic Novelists' Association

This Year’s for Me and You

Emily Bell

Penguin Michael Joseph

The Romantic Novel of the Year Awards

The Christmas/Festive Holiday Romantic Novel Award 2023

When Celeste discovers a list of New Year’s resolutions left behind by her late best friend, she is determined to complete them. Through Hannah’s last wishes Celeste begins to rediscover life – and love.

Islington-based author, Emily Bell, has WON the Christmas/Festive Holiday Romantic Novel Award with her novel, This Year’s for Me and You, for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual Romantic Novel Awards for 2023. The awards celebrate excellence in romantic fiction in all its forms.

Emily grew up in Dublin. She has had various jobs including bookseller and tour guide and now writes full time. Her first book Baby It’s Cold Outside was an Irish Times bestseller. She lives in North London with her husband and daughter.

She commented, ‘I’m so amazed and thrilled to have had my book chosen among such talented company! I owe a big thanks to my publishers Michael Joseph, to my agent Rowan Lawton at the Soho Agency, and to everyone at the RNA, from reader judges to volunteers on the night, who makes these awards possible.’