Friday, January 18, 2008


No, not me - but this week the UK Romantic Novelists' Association announced the short lists for their two awards for 2008. So here they are

Shortlist for RNA Romance Prize 2008

Breakfast at Giovanni's
by Kate Hardy
(Harlequin Mills & Boon)

Driving Him Wild
by Julie Cohen
(Harlequin Mills & Boon)

English Lord, Ordinary Lady
by Fiona Harper
(Harlequin Mills & Boon)

Her Parenthood Assignment
by Fiona Harper
(Harlequin Mills & Boon)

The Mediterranean Rebel's Bride
by Lucy Gordon
(Harlequin Mills & Boon)

The Secret Life of Lady Gabriella
by Liz Fielding
(Harlequin Mills & Boon)

Shortlist for Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2008

One Last Summer
by Catrin Collier

Pillow Talk
by Freya North
(Harper Collins)

Silk and Steel
by Catherine King
(Little Brown)

Silver Bay
by Jojo Moyes
(Hodder & Stoughton)

The Leaving of Liverpool
by Maureen Lee

Young Wives' Tales
by Adele Parks

I have read all the books and friends in the Romance list - in fact, all of them! - so I'm not going to express any preference for any title. I'm just going to say Good Luck to each and every author nominated and I shall be fascinated to see who wins. Sadly I won;t be a ble to be at the RNA Awards lunch this year - as it's held in February, not April, and in the same week as the important lanuch of the Mills & Boon Centenary Celebrations, going to both would mean having to be in London for a week - which is time I just can't afford away from writing with this dreadline looming. But I shall be keeping my fingers crossed for everyone and cheering loudly from my desk when I find out who wins.

I'll have to admit that I haven't actually read any of the shortlisted Romantic Novels but I shall be fascinated to hear who wins that too - and I shall try to fiond time to read that one too . . .dreadlines permitting.


Jan Jones said...

What do you mean you're not going to be there, Kate! How can I pressure you into anything if you aren't present???

Oh, I forgot, I already did...

Miss you anyway.

Unknown said...

Kate, you aren't going? If I'm coming all the way from Dubai surely you can bring your laptop and work in London for a week.......please........


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