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Maggie Award 2021 Finalists

2021 Maggie Award Published Finalists

Contemporary Romance

​​Designs on Forever by Susan Carlisle

Her Cowboy Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid

Never Date a Doctor by Melanie A. Smith

Salt & Stilettos by Janet Walden-West

Tempting the Prince by Christi Barth

The Hacker by Nancy Herkness

Winner: The Money Man by Nancy Herkness

Divorcing Mr. Right by Mary Vaughan

Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck

Historical Romance

Korina's Wild Winter by Tabetha Wite

Nothing but a Rakehell by Deb Marlowe

Winner: The Return of the Duke by Grace Callaway

Wylder Hearts by Kim Turner

Mainstream Fiction With a Central Romance

(Im) Perfectly Happy by Sharina Harris

Winner/Tie: Keeping the Pieces by Brenda Lowder

Winner/Tie: The Fat Chicks' Club by Catherine Rull

Paranormal Romance

Ancient Protector by Katie Reus

Winner: Beyond the Next Star by Melody Johnson

Six by Carrie Thorne

Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar by Seana Kelly



Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

Abigail's Secret by Marilyn Turk

Winner: Dangerous Deception by Evelyn Hill

Dangerous Exposure by Dianna Shuford*

Forever Home by Amy Grochowski

The Price of Dreams by Toni Shiloh

Romantic Suspense:

Beween Love and Honor by Tracy Solheim

Winner: Hemingway by Zoe Dawson



* Denotes GRW Member.


2021 Maggie Award Prepublished Finalists


Contemporary Romance

Beale Street Blues by Valerie Pepper

Winner: The Good Girls' Guide to Kissing Strangers by Charli Kent

Sparks on the Park by Daphne Chase

Roller Days by Priscilla Cook

Love on the Menu by Betsy Gray


Paranormal Romance

Winner: The Reaper' s Gambit by Janet Oppedisano

Veins of Stone by Amy Mackey

The Orphan's Gift by Tracy Koppel

Just A Fika by Rebeccah Newman    

Historical Romance

Winner: Stage Mouse by Jacqui Bosma 

The Perils of Pretty and Bella by Douglas Wakil

Talk of Tokyo  by Heather Hallman

Rescue in the Highlands by Kathleen Sheridan

Heart of the Shenandoah by Sherry Shindelar

Into the Shattered Night by Anastasia Huff

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

Third Second Chance by Jayna Breigh

Second First Impression by Jayna Breigh

Winner: His Double Decker Twins by Megan Besing

Young Adult/New Adult

A Voice in Wood and Water by Annalise Harris

Pulling Heartstrings by Lisa Bradley

Winner: Eclipsed by Caroline Noonan

Spooned by Angela D'Ambrosio

Romantic Suspense

Winner: Hunter's Treasure by Olga Jackson


**Denotes GRW member

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