AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS

Reviewers' Choice Awards honor the best books of the year.

The winners and nominees are selected by our staff of over 50 reviewers representing the readers' voice in the women's fiction industry.


   

Historical

BEST AMERICANA HISTORICAL ROMANCESUMMER FANCY
Anne Avery, Topaz, (July 1997)
DESPERATE
Millie Criswell, Warner, (July 1997)
BE MINE
Cait Logan, Dell, (July 1997)
THE BECKONING SHORE
DeWanna Pace, Jove, (June 1997)
DEAR LADY
Robin Lee Hatcher, Zondervan Publishing House, (November 2000)
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BEST HISTORICAL NOVELTHE BRIDE FINDER
Susan Carroll, Fawcett, (March 1999)
LADY OF THE GLEN
Jennifer Roberson, Kensington, (Feb 1997)
BEAST
Judith Ivory, Avon, (April 1997)
WHILE THE MUSIC PLAYS
Diane Austell, Bantam, (November, 1996)
PENDRAGON'S BANNER
Helen Holbrook, St. Martin's, (Feb 1997)
BEGUILED
Alice Borchardt, Dutton, (Jan 1998)
LONDON
Edward Rutherford, Crown, (October, 1997)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCENIGHT IN EDEN
Candice Proctor, Fawcett, (November, 1997)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE IN A SERIESDANGEROUS VIRTUES: PURITY
Elaine Barbieri, Leisure, (July 1997)
ONE PINK ROSE
Julie Garwood, Pocket, (June 1997)
THE COWBOYS: WARD
Leigh Greenwood, Leisure, (Sept 1997)
JADE
Ruth Langan, Harlequin, (Feb 1997)
TEXAS WILDCAT
Adrienne de Wolfe, Bantam, (June 1997)
THE SILVER ROSE
Jane Feather, Bantam, (Aug 1997)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANTIC ADVENTUREALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
Connie Brockway, Dell, (October 1997)
THE LAST ARROW
Marsha Canham, Dell, (May 1997)
ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT MOON
Carol Finch, Zebra, (Sept 1997)
CAPTURE THE WIND
Kit Garland, Del, (July 1997)
DREAM LOVER
Virginia Henley, Dell, (Aug 1997)
BRIDE OF DANGER
Katherine O'Neal, Bantam, (Sept 1997)
JACEY'S RESTLESS HEART
Cheryl Anne Porter, St. Martin's Press, (Dec 1997)
A MATTER OF HONOR
Mandalyn Kaye, Pinnacle, (Dec 1996)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANTIC MYSTERYLEGACY OF THE DIAMOND
Andrea Kane, Pocket, (Feb 1997)
AFFAIR
Amanda Quick, Bantam, (June, 1997)
THE BRIDE'S BODYGUARD
Elizabeth Thornton, Bantam, (April 1997)
THE MERMAID'S SONG
Marianne Willman, St. Martin's, (July 1997)
OF SAPPHIRE DREAMS
Elizabeth Ann Michaels, Zebra, (Feb 1997)
SEEING A LARGE CAT
Barbara Michaels, Warner, (July 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCEUNFORGOTTEN
Tamara Leigh, HarperMonogram, (March 1997)
THIS TIME TOGETHER
Susan Leslie Liepitz, Jove, (December, 1996)
YESTERDAY'S GOLD
Bobby Hutchinson, Leisure, (October, 1997)
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Leslie LaFoy, Bantam, (Nov 1997)
DANGEROUS WATERS
Amy J. Fetzer, Zebra, (Dec 1997)
REFLECTIONS IN THE NILE
Suzanne Frank, Warner, (April 1997)
SWEETER SAVAGE LOVE
Sandra Hill, Love Spell, (August 1997)
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BEST INNOVATIVE HISTORICAL ROMANCETHE WAY HOME
Megan Chance, Monogram, (November, 1997)
THE MERMAID
Betina Krahn, Bantam, (September 1997)
THE PROMISE OF JENNY JONES
Maggie Osborne, Warner, (April 1997)
MY SWEET FOLLY
Laura Kinsale, Berkley, (March 1997)
JEZEBEL
Katherine Sutcliffe, Jove, (November, 1997)
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BEST MEDIEVAL HISTORICAL ROMANCEFALCON AND THE SWORD
Julie Beard, Jove, (May 1997)
A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER
Christina Dodd, Monogram, (January 1997)
THE RAVEN'S MOON
Susan King, Topaz, (Feb 1997)
WILD IRISH ROSE
Lisa Ann Verge, Zebra, (March 1997)
THE INHERITANCE
Antoinette Wrighton, Pocket, (July 1997)
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BEST NORTH AMERICAN HISTORICAL ROMANCEA WOMAN'S HEART
Rosalyn West, Avon, (April 1997)
THE RECKONING
Jeanette Baker, Pinnacle, (October, 1997)
FIRE DANCER
Colleen Faulkner, Zebra, (November, 1997)
MY HEART'S DESIRE
Patricia Grasso, Dell, (Jan 1997)
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BEST VICTORIAN HISTORICAL ROMANCEDANGEROUS TO LOVE
Rexanne Becnel, St. Martin's Press, (November, 1997)
LORD SAVAGE
Debra Dier, Leisure, (Dec 1996)
THE IVORY DUCHESS
Delia Parr, St. Martin's Press, (June 1997)
SEASPELL
Bronwyn Williams, Topaz, (Aug 1997)
UNTAMED ANGEL
Elaine Fox, Dorchester, (July 1997)
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BEST WESTERN HISTORICAL ROMANCESO WIDE THE SKY
Elizabeth Grayson, Avon, (March 1997)
ONE LONELY NIGHT
Susan Kay Law, HarperMonogram, (Aug 1997)
THE MERRY WIDOWS: MARY
Theresa Michaels, Harlequin, (July 1997)
RUNAWAY BRIDE
Pamela Caldwell, Zebra, (July 1997)
MY OUTLAW
Rachel Davis, Zebra, (July 1997)
TOPAZ
Beverly Jenkins, Avon, (Sept 1997)
SWEET SARAH ROSS
Julie Tetel, Harlequin, (May 1997)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF THE YEARSILENT MELODY
Mary Balogh, Jove, (Aug 1997)
SIMPLY LOVE
Catherine Anderson, Avon, (April 1997)
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
Elaine Coffman, Ballantine, (Sept 1997)
LYON'S GIFT
Tanya Anne Crosby, Avon, (June 1997)
JUST THIS ONCE
Jill Gregory, Dell, (June 1997)
HARMONY
Stef Ann Holm, Pocket, (Dec 1997)
FAIRY TALE
Jillian Hunter, Pocket, (April 1997)
SPLENDOR
Brenda Joyce, St. Martin's Press, (Dec 1997)
SAY YOU LOVE ME
Johanna Lindsey, William Morrow, (December 1996)
NOTHING BUT VELVET
Kat Martin, St. Martin's, (July 1997)
ONE PERFECT ROSE
Mary Jo Putney, Ballantine, (June 1998)
WAYWARD ANGEL
Patricia Rice, Topaz, (Feb 1997)
NO ORDINARY PRINCESS
Pamela Morsi, Avon, (June 1997)
TEXAS DESTINY
Lorraine Heath, Topaz, (June 1997)
THIS IS ALL I ASK
Lynn Kurland, Jove, (Aug 1997)
WAYWARD ANGEL
Sue Rich, Pocket, (August, 1995)
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K.I.S.S. HEROWILD AT HEART
Patricia Gaffney, Topaz, (Jan 1997)
REBEL
Heather Graham, Topaz, (March 1997)
WICKED
Susan Johnson, Bantam, (Jan 1997)
TRUE HEART
Arnette Lamb, Pocket, (Feb 1997)
THE PASSIONS OF EMMA
Penelope Williamson, Warner, (August 1998)
WINTER FIRE
Elizabeth Lowell, Avon, (November 1996)
LORD OF DANGER
Anne Stuart, Zebra, (July 1997)
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BEST HISTORICAL LOVE & LAUGHTERWONDERFUL
Jill Barnett, Pocket, (September 1997)
ANGEL FACE AND AMAZING GRACE
Lori Copeland, Fawcett, (Jan 1997)
TONIGHT OR NEVER
Dara Joy, Love Spell, (Sept 1997)
JUST ONCE
Jill Marie Landis, Jove, (June 1997)
TIGER LIL
Ellen Archer, Zebra, (May 1997)
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BEST BRITISH ISLES HISTORICAL ROMANCESOMETHING WICKED
Jo Beverley, Topaz, (July 1997)
THE PROMISE OF YOUR TOUCH
Annee Carter, Dell, (May 1997)
EVERY WISH FULFILLED
Samantha James, Avon, (Jan 1997)
DANGEROUS ANGELS
Amanda Scott, Pinnacle/DLP, (Jan 1997)
MY STEADFAST HEART
Jo Goodman, Zebra, (March 1997)
BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
Lisa Kleypas, Avon, (September 1997)
DARLING JASMINE
Bertrice Small, Zebra, (June 1998)
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BEST REGENCY ROMANCEINDISCREET
Mary Balogh, Jove, (Jan 1997)
A PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE
Eileen Putman, Signet, (March 1997)
THE PRIMROSE PATH
Barbara Metzger, Fawcett, (April 1997)
A RAKE'S REFORM
Anne Barbour, Signet, (Nov 1996)
THE WOULD-BE WITCH
Rita Boucher, Signet, (Jan 1997)
LOVE'S REWARD
Jean Ross Ewing, Zebra, (Dec 1997)
THE RAKEHELL'S REFORM
Elisabeth Fairchild, Signet, (Feb 1997)
CAMILLA'S FATE
Judith Lansdowne, Zebra, (July, 1997)
AN UNSUITABLE MATCH
Patricia Oliver, Signet, (March 1997)
MY WAYWARD LADY
Evelyn Richardson, Signet, (Aug 1997)
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Best First Historical RomanceNIGHT IN EDEN
Candice Proctor, Fawcett, (November, 1997)
BRAZEN ANGEL
Elizabeth Boyle, Dell, (Aug 1997)
LORD SAVAGE
Patricia Coughlin, Bantam, (Dec 1996)
CAPTAIN JACK'S WOMAN
Stephanie Laurens, Avon, (October 1997)
THE DEED
Lynsay Sands, Leisure, (April 1997)
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Best Regency Historial RomanceAFTER THE KISS
Joan Johnston, Dell, (March 1997)
ONCE UPON A DREAM
Katherine Kingsley, Dell, (April 1997)
EVERYTHING AND THE MOON
Julia Quinn, Avon, (March 1997)
ONCE UPON A SCANDAL
Barbara Dawson Smith, St. Martin's Press, (Sept 1997)
THE DECEPTION
Joan Wolf, Warner, (November, 1996)
THE MARRIAGE WAGER
Jane Ashford, Bantam, (November 1996)
BEAST
Judith Ivory, Avon, (April 1997)
ENTWINED
Emma Jensen, Fawcett, (November, 1997)
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Mainstream Fiction

BEST CONTEMPORARY FANTASY ROMANCETONIGHT AND ALWAYS
Linda Lael Miller, Berkley, (Nov 1996)
SEASON OF WISHES
Christina Skye, Avon, (Nov 1997)
BORN IN TWILIGHT
Maggie Shayne, Silhouette, (March 1997)
FOREVER ENCHANTED
Maggie Shayne, Avon, (April 1997)
JADE
Patricia Simpson, Harper, (July 1997)
CARRIED AWAY
Sue Civil-Brown, Avon, (Jan 1997)
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BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVELSLEEPING ALONE
Barbara Bretton, Berkley, (April 1997)
THE NIGHT REMEMBERS
Kathleen Eagle, Avon, (June 1998)
HOME AGAIN
Kristin Hannah, Ballantine, (December, 1996)
SEASON OF THE SWAN
Evan Maxwell, HarperCollins, (April 1998)
LINE OF DUTY
Merline Lovelace, Onyx, (Nov 1996)
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Deborah Smith, Bantam, (June 1998)
DEVLIN'S LIGHT
Mariah Stewart, Pocket, (August 1997)
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BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCETHIS MATTER OF MARRIAGE
Debbie Macomber, Mira, (April 1997)
WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE
Barbara Boswell, Avon, (Dec 1997)
HOME TO EDEN
Dallas Schulze, Mira, (Sept 1997)
STOLEN HEARTS
Michelle Martin, Bantam, (Feb 1997)
NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Avon, (February 1997)
NIGHT SCENTS
Carla Neggers, Pocket, (August 1997)
FINDING THE DREAM
Nora Roberts, Jove, (August 1997)
THE PARADISE MAN
Suzanne Simmons, St. Martin's Press, (August 1997)
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BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSEGUILTY PLEASURES
Stella Cameron, Zebra, (April 1997)
THE MAZE
Catherine Coulter, Jove, (April 1998)
HEARTBREAKER
Julie Garwood, Pocket, (September 2001)
UNFORGETTABLE
Meryl Sawyer, Zebra, (Jan 1997)
AMBER BEACH
Elizabeth Lowell, Avon, (September 1998)
A FATEFUL CHOICE
Rachel Lee, Mira, (November 1996)
RITUAL SINS
Anne Stuart, Onyx, (October 1997)
NOW OR NEVER
Elizabeth Adler, Dell, (Dec 1997)
FINDING LAURA
Kay Hooper, Bantam, (August 1998)
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BEST CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSECAT IN A GOLDEN GARLAND
Carole Nelson Douglas, Tor/Forge, (December 1998)
BRAIN DEAD
Eileen Dreyer, HarperCollins, (June 1998)
A THIN DARK LINE
Tami Hoag, Bantam, (April 1998)
LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT
Iris Johansen, Bantam, (Dec 1997)
SERPENT'S TOOTH
Faye Kellerman, Avon, (August, 1997)
BEYOND RECOGNITION
Ridley Pearson, (unknown), (July 1998)
HOCUS, AN IRENE KELLY MYSTERY
Jan Burke, Simon & Schuster, (May 1997)
ORDEAL
Deanie Francis Mills, Dutton, (June 1997)
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BEST CONTEMPORARY TIME-TRAVEL/REINCARNATION ROMANCESON OF THE MORNING
Linda Howard, Pocket, (March 1997)
THE SCOTTISH ROSE
Jill Jones, St Martin's, (Feb 1997)
ALMOST AN ANGEL
Deb Stover, Pinnacle, (Nov 1997)
A COTTAGE BY THE SEA
Ciji Ware, Random House, (April 1997)
CATRIONA
Jeanette Baker, Pocket, (June 1997)
TWICE A HERO
Susan Krinard, Bantam, (June 1997)
A DANCE THROUGH TIME
Lynn Kurland, Jove, (December 1996)
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BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCEREJAR
Dara Joy, Love Spell, (February 1997)
ZINNIA
Jayne Castle, Pocket, (July 1997)
CEREMONY IN DEATH
J.D. Robb, Berkley, (May 1997)
VENGEANCE IN DEATH
J.D. Robb, Berkley, (October 1997)
HUNTER'S HEART
Leann Harris, Zebra, (May 1997)
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BEST HISTORICAL FANTASY ROMANCEFIRE HAWK
Justine Dare, Topaz, (July 1997)
STRONGER THAN MAGIC
Heather Cullman, Topaz, (Jan 1997)
TOUCH OF ENCHANTMENT
Teresa Medeiros, Bantam, (July 1997)
A POCKETFUL OF PARADISE
Kathleen Kane, St. Martin's, (Jan 1997)
STORM PRINCE
Terri Lynn Wilhelm, Harper Monogram, (July 1997)
MERLIN'S LEGACY: DAUGHTER OF LIGHT
Quinn Taylor Evans, Zebra, (Jan 1997)
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BEST MULTICULTURAL ROMANCETHE WAY HOME
Angela Benson, Pinnacle/Arabesque, (March 1997)
ETERNALLY YOURS
Brenda Jackson, Arabesque, (Nov 1997)
CONSPIRACY
Margie Walker, Arabesque, (April 1997)
SWEET LIES
Viveca Carlysle, Arabesque, (August 1997)
SILKEN BETRAYAL
Francis Ray, Arabesque, (August 1997)
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Series

BEST BANTAM LOVESWEPTLICENSE TO THRILL
Stephanie Bancroft, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
Eve Gaddy, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
SANTERRA'S SIN
Donna Kauffman, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
THE KISSING GAME
Suzanne Brockmann, (unknown), (Dec 1996)
THE PRINCE, THE LADY & THE TOWER
Muriel Jensen, (unknown), (March 1997)
FOR LOVE OR MONEY
Kathy DiSanto, Bantam Loveswept, (Aug 1997)
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BEST FIRST SERIES ROMANCETOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
Eve Gaddy, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
JUST JESSIE
Lisette Belisle, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
THE HARDER THEY FALL
Trish Jensen, (unknown), (July 1997)
FOR LOVE OR MONEY
Kathy DiSanto, Bantam Loveswept, (Aug 1997)
A MARRIAGE TO FIGHT FOR
Raina Lynn, (unknown), (Aug 1997)
WOOING WANDA
Gwen Pemberton, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
FROM HUMBUG TO HOLIDAY BRIDE
Zena Valentine, (unknown), (Dec 1997)
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BEST HARLEQUIN AMERICANMISTER CHRISTMAS
Linda Cajio, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
WAKE ME WITH A KISS
Emily Dalton, (unknown), (July 1997)
THE GROOM FORGETS
Liz Ireland, (unknown), (June 1997)
A DARK & STORMY NIGHT
Anne Stuart, Harelquin, (November 1997)
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BEST HARLEQUIN INTRIGUEHIS KIND OF TROUBLE
Vivian Leiber, (unknown), (April 1997)
TWICE BURNED
Pamela Burford, (unknown), (May 1997)
THE DREAM WEDDING
M.J. Rodgers, (unknown), (Dec 1997)
THE SECOND MRS. MALONE
Amanda Stevens, (unknown), (August 1997)
A REAL ANGEL
Cassie Miles, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
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BEST HARLEQUIN LOVE & LAUGHTERTHE HARDER THEY FALL
Trish Jensen, (unknown), (July 1997)
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BEST HARLEQUIN PRESENTSPROPER WIFE
Sandra Marton, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
THE SECOND MRS. ADAMS
Sandra Marton, (unknown), (Aug 1997)
A KISS TO REMEMBER
Miranda Lee, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
SECOND-BEST WIFE
Rebecca Winters, (unknown), (June 1997)
RECKLESS CONDUCT
Susan Napier, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
MISTRESS OF THE GROOM
Susan Napier, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
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BEST HARLEQUIN ROMANCETHE BRIDE ON THE RANCH
Barbara McMahon, (unknown), (Sept 1997)
TEMPORARY HUSBAND
Day Leclaire, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
ACCIDENTAL WIFE
Day Leclaire, (unknown), (Dec 1996)
HER SECRET SANTA
Day Leclaire, (unknown), (Dec 1997)
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BEST HARLEQUIN TEMPTATIONTHE BLACK SHEEP
Carolyn Andrews, (unknown), (May 1997)
SCANDALIZED!
Lori Foster, Harlequin, (Nov 1997)
ROARKE: THE ADVENTURER
JoAnn Ross, (unknown), (June 1997)
HIS DOUBLE, HER TROUBLE
Donna Sterling, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
CHRISTMAS WITH EVE
Elda Minger, (unknown), (Dec 1996)
AFTER THE LOVING
Sandy Steen, (unknown), (March 1997)
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BEST MINISERIES ROMANCEIN THE BRIDE'S DEFENSE
Kelsey Roberts, (unknown), (Dec 1997)
A HUSBAND IN TIME
Maggie Shayne, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
CINDERELLA STORY
Elizabeth August, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
THE BABY CHASE
Jennifer Greene, (unknown), (June 1997)
UNDERCOVER MOM
Daphne Sullivan, (unknown), (May 1997)
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BEST SILHOUETTE INTIMATE MOMENTSRYDER'S WIFE
Sharon Sala, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
MACNAMARA'S WOMAN
Alicia Scott, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
COMPROMISING POSITIONS
Beverly Bird, (unknown), (April 1997)
NIGHTHAWK
Rachel Lee, (unknown), (May 1997)
SURRENDER IN SILK
Susan Mallery, (unknown), (March 1997)
REILLY'S RETURN
Amelia Autin, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
BAD FOR EACH OTHER
Kate Hathaway, (unknown), (June 1997)
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BEST SILHOUETTE ROMANCE FAMILY ADDITIONDADDY FOR HIRE
Joey Light, (unknown), (March 1997)
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BEST SILHOUETTE SPECIAL EDITIONWHITE WOLF
Lindsay McKenna, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
WAITING FOR NICK
Nora Roberts, (unknown), (March 1997)
JUST JESSIE
Lisette Belisle, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
SEVEN REASONS WHY
Neesa Hart, (unknown), (Aug 1997)
NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE
Patricia Thayer, (unknown), (July 1997)
PALE RIDER
Myrna Temte, (unknown), (Sept 1997)
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BEST SILHOUETTE YOURS TRULYMOMMY AND THE POLICEMAN NEXT DOOR
Marie Ferrarella, (unknown), (Aug 1997)
A WEEK 'TIL THE WEDDING
Beth Henderson, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
MARRY-ME CHRISTMAS
Jo Ann Algermissen, (unknown), (Dec 1996)
A NICE GIRL LIKE YOU
Alexandra Sellers, (unknown), (Dec 1996)
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BEST SILHOUETTE DESIRETHE KIDNAPPED BRIDE
Metsy Hingle, (unknown), (Oct 1997)
BACHELOR MOM
Jennifer Greene, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
JOURNEY'S END
BJ James, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
COWBOY PRIDE
Anne McAllister, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
WEDDING FEVER
Susan Crosby, (unknown), (March 1997)
CITY GIRLS NEED NOT APPLY
Rita Rainville, (unknown), (Feb 1997)
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BEST SILHOUETTE ROMANCETHE TYCOON AND THE TOWNIE
Elizabeth Lane, (unknown), (Sept 1997)
DADDY FOR HIRE
Joey Light, (unknown), (March 1997)
FAMILY ADDITION
Rebecca Daniels, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
THE BACHELOR AND THE BASSINET
DeAnna Talcott, (unknown), (Nov 1996)
FROM HUMBUG TO HOLIDAY BRIDE
Zena Valentine, (unknown), (Dec 1997)
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Small Press

BEST HARLEQUIN SUPERROMANCEMICHAEL'S FAMILY
Kathryn Shay, (unknown), (Feb 1997)
FATHER FOUND
Judith Arnold, (unknown), (Nov 1997)
NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
Jan Freed, (unknown), (May 1997)
THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS
Margot Early, (unknown), (June 1997)
THE ONLY CHILD
Carolyn McSparren, (unknown), (Jan 1997)
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