2009 Golden Rose Winners

2009 Golden Rose Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner
How To Reform A Rake by Anne Barton



Short Series Contemporary Romance
Final round judge: Melissa Jeglinski, The Knight Agency
First Place
The Wanted Bride
by Sylvia McDaniel
Second Place
Her Unexpected Family by Carol Burnside
Third Place
The Masked Maitland by Quinn Tellier

 

Long Series Contemporary Romance
Final round judge: Wanda Ottewell, Harlequin
First Place
Wanted: Wife/Mother for Christmas* by Barbara Geris
Second Place
The Perpetual Bachelor by Dawn Groszek
Third Place
It Had To Be You by Pepper Basham

 

Historical
Final round judge: Esi Sogah, Harper Collins
First Place
Master of Love* by Catherine Roach
Second Place
How to Reform a Rake by Anne Barton
Third Place
Good-Timin’ Man by Alison Atwater

 

Contemporary Single Title
Final round judge: Megan McKeever, Pocket Books
First Place
The Lake Effect by Gabrielle Luthy
Second Place
Deliciousby Judie Aitken
Third Place
In Deep by Meredith Clark

 

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Final round judge: Amberly Finarelli, Andrea Hurst Literary Agency
First Place
Partners* by Donna Keihle
Second Place
The Other Side of Heaven by Deb Cordes and Cary Frates
Third Place
Kincaid’s Hope by Grace Greene

 

Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Final round judge: Alissa Davis, Dorchester Publishing
First Place
Legend Of The Druid Laird* by Barbara Longley
Second Place
Castle In The Clouds by Carol Dunford
Third Place
Maelstrom by Elise Chand

 

Romantic Suspense
Final round judge: Leis Pederson, Berkley
First Place
In Her Jeans* by Aimee Carper
Second Place
Watch Them Die by Susanne Frost
Third Place
Closure by Death by Donna Meier

 

Young Adult
Final round judge: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger, Inc.
First Place
Pull My String* by Barbara Binns
Second Place
Adventures of a Teenage Truthseer by Cat Schield
Third Place
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

*Request from final round judge