2021 FINALISTS - FICTION: ROMANCE
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the FICTION: ROMANCE category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Charming Falls Apart: A Novel
Author: Angela Terry
Publisher: Spark Press
After losing her job and fiancé the day before her thirty-fifth birthday, people-pleaser and rule-follower Allison James embarks on a self-help mission to find some new life rules, only to realize that her old life wasn’t as perfect as she thought—and that she needs to start writing her own rules.
Flower of Iowa
Author: Lance Ringel
Publisher: Distant Mirror Press
France, 1918: In the final months of the First World War, naïve, idealistic American soldier Tommy Flowers struggles to become a good soldier in the trenches with the help of his savvy new best buddy, British soldier David Pearson. But their friendship soon develops an intimacy neither young man expected.
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Publisher: 8th Circle Press
When Lord Arthur Godwick learns his brother is up to his bollocks in debt to Regan Ferry, owner of The Pearl Hotel, he agrees to work off the tab…in her bed. Soon Arthur discovers he’s a pawn in an erotic game of revenge, where nothing is what it seems.
2020 WINNERS - FICTION: ROMANCE
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: ROMANCE category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
The River Nymph
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Anne Lovett
Publisher: Words of Passion
In 1920s Georgia, a determined farm girl struggles to overcome poverty, abuse, and heartbreak, longing for a respectable future with the man she loves.
After Kilimanjaro: A Novel
2020 Silver Winner
Editor: Gayle Woodson
Publisher: She Writes Press
Dr. Sarah Whitaker is burned out, so she seeks renewal in Africa. If she survives the year, her life will never be the same.
Honey and Leonard
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Mark Paul Smith
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Honey and Leonard are in their seventies when they fall in love. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Honey thinks her love will cure him.
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