Monday, 26 September 2011



I have just found out that The Kydd Inheritance has been shortlisted for the Choc Lit Best Historical Romance award at the Festival of Romance!

It's a very strong list, so I'm thrilled to be included on it

The full list is:

For the Choc Lit Best Historical Read Award:
Charlotte Betts - The Apothecary's Daughter (Piatkus)
Annie Burrows - Captain Corcoran's Hoyden Bride (Mills & Boon, Historical Regency)
Christina Courtenay - The Scarlet Kimono (Choc Lit)
Jean Fullerton - Perhaps Tomorrow (Orion)
Jan Jones - The Kydd Inheritance (Robert Hale)

There is also another award, so congratulations to all my friends on that one too:

For the Total-E-Bound Best Romantic Read Award:
Juliet Archer - Persuade Me (Choc Lit)
Fiona Harper - Swept off her Stilettos (Mills & Boon, Riva)
Carole Matthews - Wrapped up in You (Sphere)
Sue Moorcroft - Love and Freedom (Choc Lit)
Talli Roland - The Hating Game (Prospera Publishing)

Background: the Best Romantic Read Award is for contemporary novels of any romance genre, and the Best Historical Read Award is for novels of any romance genre set prior to 1961.

The Romance Reader Awards are judged by a panel of real readers who considered the submissions on readability and enjoyment.

The winners will be announced at the Festival of Romance Have A Heart Ball and Awards on Saturday 22 October, along with the Festival of Romance New Talent Award to recognise writers of great talent who have not yet been commercially published.


liz fenwick said...

Huge congrats to you and of course to all! Fingers crossed.

Nell Dixon said...

Wonderful news and well deserved!

Phillipa said...

Congratulations, Jan. I love your writing so not the least bit surprised! See you at theb Festival.

Catherine Miller said...

Fab news, Jan and to the others short-listed. Katy x

Kath said...

Hurrah! Congratulations Jan on being shortlisted for The Kydd Inheritance, which I really enjoyed reading. Great to see some other Twitter pals on the shortlists, too.

Anonymous said...

Well done Jan - kudos to you!

Alison Morton said...

That's some list with strong contenders. The very best of luck.

Jan Jones said...

Thanks, all. They are all terrific reads. No idea how the judges are going to choose!

Debs Carr said...

Congratulation, so exciting.

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Congrats to you, Jan! :) :)

Shirley Wells said...

Congratulations, Jan! That's so exciting. Fingers crossed for you.

Susie Vereker said...

Congrats, Jan!

Liz Fielding said...


Jan Jones said...

Thanks again, everyone. Still thrilled!