Thursday, 10 February 2011

RNA Love Story of the Year 2011

Woohoo! At last I can announce my sheer delight at being on the shortlist for the 2011 Love Story of the Year!

I was thrilled to be shortlisted in 2010 with my Regency romance Fair Deception - I’m stunned and ecstatic to have made the cut again this year with the sequel, Fortunate Wager!

Fortunate Wager is a story very dear to my heart as it is set where I live in Newmarket. I loved stepping back 200 years or so to find out what the town would have looked like and felt like then.

The Love Story of the Year is administered by the Romantic Novelists’ Association. The full shortlist for 2011 is:

Abby Green - "Bride in a Gilded Cage" (HM&B)
Jan Jones - "Fortunate Wager" (Hale)
Caroline Anderson - "Mother of the Bride" (HM&B)
Valerie Holmes - "Moving On" (Thorpe Large Print)
Mary Nichols - "The Captain's Mysterious Lady" (HM&B Historical)
Louise Allen - "The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst" (HM&B Historical)

To be in such company is an honour in itself, but the overall winner will be announced at the Pure Passion Awards Champagne Reception on Monday 7th March. The event takes place in the Gladstone Library at One Whitehall Place... and I for one can’t wait!


J. Fishler said...

Have goosebumps 'for' you!!
Yayyy, YOU! :) :)
And btw, YOU look FABULOUS!!!
xxxx Jen

liz fenwick said...

Yay!!! Love your excited!!!

Nina said...

Many, many congratulations Jan. I am mega thrilled for you.
Nina x

Jan Jones said...

Thank you Jen, Liz and Nina - I'm still pinching myself.

Couldn't resist wearing The Dress - I got some very knowing "Haven't you been home yet?" looks on the tube wearing short red shimmer that time in the morning - but it was worth it!

Debs Carr said...

I was so thrilled to see you'd been shortlisted. Congratulations and good luck.x

Love that dress. said...

Cor! So many HUGE congratulations. Pity I won't be across the table from you this year - but perhaps that'll bring you luck.

What a lot of mates on the lists this year. Brilliant. And what a dress.

Lesley x

Mark Thornton said...

Congratulations Jan - great news and well deserved...

Jane Odiwe said...

Congratulations, Jan! You deserve such success and more - such a lovely lady, I'm thrilled for you.

Liz Fielding said...

Wonderful, Jan. So exciting. And you look fabulous. :)

Rosalind Adam said...

Congratulations. Keeping everything crossed for you.

Jan Jones said...

Gosh, more congratulations! Thank you to Debs, Lesley, Mark, Jane, Liz and Rosalind. I'm very lucky to have such nice, supportive pals.

Lucie said...

Congratulations Jan! How exciting for you :-)

Elizabeth Hanbury said...

Congratulations Jan! I'm absolutely thrilled for you!

Effie said...

Just caught up with this - fantastic! Love the dress too ; )
Good luck and rooting for you!