Romantic Novel of the Year winner

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14 March 2017
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Sophia Bennett wins The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017 for YA novel Love Song

 

Sophia Bennett wins The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2017 for YA novel Love Song

It's only the second time in its 57-year history that the Romantic Novelists' Association's top prize has been won by a young adult novel. Sophia was presented with her £5,000 prize at a ceremony last night.

Eileen Ramsay, chairman of the RNA, said: ‘This is the second year that a young adult novel has won the overall award, demonstrating the growing appeal of YA fiction. This wonderful story celebrates the sensitive treatment of first love. Huge congratulations to a very deserving winner!’   

At the same ceremony, the Romantic Novel of the Year category winners were also announced. They are: contemporary romantic novel: Debbie Johnson, Summer at the Comfort Food Café; epic romantic novel: Janet Gover, Little Girl Lost; historical romantic novel: Kate Kerrigan, It Was Only Ever You; speculative romantic novel: Kate Johnson, Max Seventeen; romantic comedy novel: Penny Parkes, Out of Practice; RoNa Rose: Scarlet Wilson, Christmas in the Boss's Castle.

Outstanding achievement awards were presented to Barbara Erskine and Adele Parks.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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