Exciting news to announce this morning … Ordinary Girl in a Tiara has been shortlisted for the RNA’s RoNA Rose Award!
The RoNA Rose Award (formerly Love Story of the Year and before that the Romance Prize) recognises the best in category and shorter romance, and it’s an honour to be on the shortlist with writers like Liz Fielding and Kate Hardy. There are three historicals also on the list, from Jan Jones, Sarah Mallory and Mary Nichols, so Ordinary Girl is up against some very tough competition!
I have to say the news was a (very nice) surprise. Readers with long memories might recall that this was the book that I nearly hit the wall with, and I had to give up on it entirely before I went to Australia in 2010. So it’s reassuring to know that the pain pays off in the end … and a helpful reminder as I continue to struggle with Frith and George!
The Romantic Novelists’ Association awards celebrate romance fiction in its many different forms. See its awards website for books shortlisted in other categories. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 5th March and I predict another wardrobe crisis nearer the time!