Nominations for Romantic Novel of the Year
November 14, 2009
Novelists Erica James
, Santa Montefiore
and Rachel Hore
have been nominated for the 50th Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010
, presented by the Romantic Novelists' Association.
It's The Little Things
(Orion, 2009) by Erica James depicts the dramatic changes and struggles that occur in the lives of three survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami. ‘By the time I was half-way through it I really couldn't put it down...it is definitely recommended' The Bookbag
Santa Montefiore's best seller The Italian Matchmaker
(Hodder, 2009), of which the Daily Telegraph
said, ‘it is as believable as the writing is beautiful,' tells the story of former high-flying city broker Luca, who flees to Italy to reassess his life following his failed marriage, and begins to fall for a grieving woman with a great secret.
Rachel Hore's The Glass Painter's Daughter
(Pocket Books, 2009) is about travelling musician Fran Morrison who, left in charge of her ill father's stained glass workshop, begins to restore a shattered angel window and uncovers a fascinating Victorian love story that resonates in her own life. 'What a delightful and romantic tale...Brilliant. The best yet'. Barbara Erskine
A shortlist of six titles, to be announced on 11 February 2010, will be chosen and sent to the final judges. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 at the Award Luncheon at the Royal Garden Hotel, in Kensington.