Maggie Award 2019 Finalists

Published Maggie Finalist:

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Mischief and Mayhem

Lauren Rico

Second Place (tie):

Encore

Rachel Lacey 

Second Place (tie):
Unwritten   

Rachel Lacey 

Third Place:
The Guilt of a Sparrow

Jess B. Moore

Honorable Mention:
Save Me

Cecy Robson

Honorable Mention:

Love Over Lattes

Diana Hicks *

SHORT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Until We Kissed

Heather Moore

Second Place:

Three Day Fiancee

Marissa Clarke

 

Third Place:

A Daddy By Christmas

Teri Wilson

 

Honorable Mention:

Tanner’s Promise

Kaylie Newell

Honorable Mention:

The Sheriff's Little Matchmaker

Carrie Nichols *

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Earl of Sunderland

Aubrey Wynne

Second Place:

Rhapsody and Rebellion

Aubrey Wynne

Third Place:

Enter the Duke

Grace Callaway

Honorable Mention:

An Outlaw to Protect Her

Harper St. George *

Honorable Mention:

Lord of Misrule

Gail Eastwood

 

Honorable Mention:

War Serenade

Jill Wallace

MAINSTREAM FICTION WITH CENTRAL ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

The Accidental Beauty Queen

Teri Wilson 

 

Second Place:

FireBrew

Liz Crowe

Third Place:

Oh My Stars

Sally Kilpatrick *

 

Honorable Mention:

To Die Again

Sandy Parks

Honorable Mention:

Infinite

Cecy Robson

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

First Place:

Daughter of Death

Lexi C. Foss

Second Place:

Taxing Courtship

Jaycee Jarvis

Third Place:

Guardian of Darkness

Katie Reus

 

Honorable Mention:

Blood Heart

Lexi C. Foss

 

Honorable Mention:

In Absinthia (Phoenix Rising 3)

Alexandra Christian

ROMANCE NOVELLA

First Place:

Legacy of Love from The Christmas Heirloom Collection

Kristi Hunter *

Second Place:

Mistletoe in Mayhem: Baby Bedlam

Lauren Rico

 

Third Place:

For the Love of Laura Beth

Aubrey Wynne

 

Honorable Mention:

A Delicate Affair

Lindsay Evans

 

Honorable Mention:

The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount (tie)

Hildie McQueen *

 

Honorable Mention:

Liz & Nick: No Regrets (tie)

Jean Joachim  

ROMANCE WITH RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS

First Place:

Lone Witness

Rachel Dylan

Second Place:

At Home in Wishing Bridge

Ruth Logan Herne

Third Place:

A Defense of Honor

Kristi Hunter *

 

Honorable Mention:

A Baby for the Minister

Laurel Blount

 

Honorable Mention:

A Love Restored

Kelly Goshorn

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

Maggie Award Winner:

Dark Secrets - Dark Falls, CO #2

Savannah Kade

Second Place:

A Bend in Time

Anne C. Maxwell

Third Place:

Fast Fury

Kaylea Cross

 

Honorable Mention:

Firestorm

Rachel Grant

 

Honorable Mention:

Georgia Pine ~ Southern Promises ~ Book Three (tie)

KG Fletcher *

 

Honorable Mention:

The Fog (A Berry Springs Novel)

Amanda McKinney

YOUNG ADULT/NEW ADULT

Maggie Award Winner:

Life Happens on the Stairs

Amy Markstahler

Second Place:

Undefined

Jessica Ruddick

Third Place:

Breathe

Sara Fujimura

 

Honorable Mention:

Fade to Us

Julia Day 

 

Honorable Mention:

Spellcast Waters

Janet Post

BEST BOOK BY GRW AUTHOR

Maggie Award Winner:

A Defense of Honor

Kristi Hunter *

Second Place:

An Outlaw to Protect Her

Harper St. George 

 

Third Place:

The Butterfly Bride

Vanessa Riley *

 

Honorable Mention:

The Marine's Secret Daughter

Carrie Nichols *

 

Honorable Mention:

A Splash of Vanilla

Bethany Lopez *

 

Honorable Mention:

Cowboy On Her Porch

Pam Mantovani *

 

Honorable Mention:

Love Over Lattes

Diana Hicks *

* Denotes GRW Member.

2019  Unpublished Maggie Finalists

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Third Time Lucky* *

Catherine Rull

Second Place:

Fight For It**

Jessie Harper

Third Place:

Mirror Image**

B.L. Unkel

Honorable Mention:

Georgia

Jessie Harper

Honorable Mention:

Princess Charming

Sera Cassell

SHORT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Falling for Her Pretend Paris Husband**

Kate Ramirez

 

Second Place:

A Saucy Mix

Brenda Lowder *

Third Place:

Cowboy's Promise 

Becke Turner *

Third Place:

Silver-Tongued Devlin

Lorraine Quinn

Honorable Mention:

The Babe from Toyland

Daphne Case

Honorable Mention:

Warm Winter Wishes

Lexa Fisher

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Fallen for the Earl**

Amy Mackey

Second Place:

Baby and the Bandit

Candace Lucas

Third Place:

Tempting a Thief

Emmaline Warden

Honorable Mention:

A Duke's Place

Kelly Larivee

Honorable Mention:

An Inconvenient Engagement

Colleen Baxter *


MAINSTREAM FICTION WITH CENTRAL ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Lenswoman, a romance of the 1960s & '70s

Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Second Place:

What I'm Looking For

Karen Grey

Third Place:

Flirting with Fame

Brenda Lowder *

Honorable Mention:

Keeping the Pieces

Brenda Lowder *

Honorable Mention:

Confessions of a Mere Mortal

Catherine Rull

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Maggie Award Winner:

Forever-Linked**

Farrah Blake

 

Second Place:

The Fairy Godmother's Legacy**

Bryonna Nobles *

Third Place:

Dust Bound

Clementine Fraser

Honorable Mention:

Banished

Melora François *

Honorable Mention:

Barefoot in the Arc

Jessica Hunt    

ROMANCE WITH ROMANTIC OR SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS

Maggie Award Winner:

Mary and Bright

Kerry Johnson

Second Place:

Amongst The Locusts

Mindy Graham

Third Place:

Hidden Past

Sami A. Abrams

Honorable Mention:

Saving Jess

Sami A. Abrams

Honorable Mention:

My Vacation to Love

Jeanie Nance

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Maggie Award Winner:

Hardwired

RR Taylor

 

Second Place:

Protect My Heart

Diane Wiggs

 

Third Place:

Searching For Eden

Kimberly Ford

Honorable Mention:

Shining Knight 

Shelley Justice

Honorable Mention:

Protecting Little Flower

Crystal Ramos *

YOUNG ADULT/NEW ADULT

Maggie Award Winner:

Whisper**

Tracy Bilen

Second Place:

Impulse (The L.A. Love Rules Series)

Christina Crayn *

Third Place:

Casualty

Paula Huffman

Honorable Mention:

Types of Triangles

Jackie Rutherford

Honorable Mention:

Thirty Days

Christina Crayn * 

* Denotes a Georgia Romance Writer member.

** Received  a Full Manuscript request.

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