Romantic Novelists’ Association ( A U.K. based author’s organization) has announced the winner of the their Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Love Song from author Sophia Bennett . This will mark the second time in the associations history, that a YA novel has been selected for the award. “Love Song is an intelligent and thoughtful read which handles the all-consuming emotion of a first crush rather beautifully,” the judges stated.
It is also the first time Indie Authors have been included with traditionally published works in the associations fifty-seven year history.
Love Song was selected from the winners among seven categories. Those winners were:
Romantic Novel of the Year Category Winners:
Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year: Debbie Johnson, Summer at the Comfort Food Café (HarperImpulse)
Epic Romantic Novel of the Year: Janet Gover, Little Girl Lost (Choc Lit)
Historical Romantic Novel of the Year: Kate Kerrigan, It Was Only Ever You (Head of Zeus)
Paranormal or Speculative Romantic Novel: Kate Johnson, Max Seventeen (independently published)
Romantic Comedy Romantic Novel of the Year: Penny Parkes, Out of Practice (Simon & Schuster)
RoNA Rose Award: Scarlet Wilson, Christmas in the Boss’s Castle (Mills & Boon Cherish)
Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year: Sophia Bennett, Love Song (Chicken House)