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 AMERICAN HISTORICAL ROMANCELOVE BE MINE
Shirlee Busbee, Warner, (November 1998)
THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
Megan Chance, Harper, (December 1998)
TANNER
Norah Hess, Leisure, (September 1998)
MAGGIE'S WISH
Sharon Ihle, Zebra, (December 1998)
STARFINDER
Patricia Potter, Bantam, (December 1998)
THROUGH THE STORM
Beverly Jenkins, Avon, (August 1998)
REBEL HEART
Amy J. Fetzer, Zebra, (November 1998)
THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Ellen Fisher, Bantam, (November 1998)
RACHEL'S PASSAGE
Paula Reid, Harper, (December 1998)
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BEST BRITISH ISLES HISTORICAL ROMANCEROMANCE OF THE ROSE
Julie Beard, Jove, (May 1998)
LADY IN WAITING
Denise Domning, Topaz, (Jan 1998)
THE HEATHER AND THE THISTLE
Kathleen Morgan, Zebra, (September 1998)
THE RESCUE
Suzanne Robinson, Bantam, (March, 1998)
HIGHLAND TREASURE
Amanda Scott, Zebra, (June 1998)
THE LAST HELLION
Loretta Chase, Avon, (April 1998)
ILLUSION
Jean Ross Ewing, Berkley, (September 1998)
PRINCE OF MAGIC
Anne Stuart, Zebra, (December 1998)
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BEST FIRST HISTORICAL ROMANCEA ROSE IN WINTER
Shana Abe, Bantam, (Jan 1998)
SUPERSTITIONS
Annie McKnight, Love Spell, (July 1998)
MY DARLING DUKE
Constance Hall, Zebra, (July 1998)
THE PIRATE PRINCE
Gaelen Foley, Fawcett, (September 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL FANTASY AND TIME TRAVELMAGIC
Kimberly Cates, Pocket, (April 1998)
A SLIP IN TIME
Kathleen Kirkwood, Topaz, (October 1998)
MYSTIC MEMORIES
Susan Leslie Liepitz, Jove, (April 1998)
TIMELESS
Shelly Thacker, Dell, (March 1998)
HEAVEN'S TIME
Susan Plunkett, Jove, (August 1998)
DREAM STONE
Glenna McReynolds, Bantam, (April 2000)
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BEST HISTORICAL NOVELA MAP OF PARADISE
Linda Ching Sledge, Bantam, (Feb 1997)
THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN
Haley Elizabeth Garwood, The Writers Block, (May 1998)
INTO THE WILDERNESS
Sara Donati, Bantam, (August 1998)
THE BONDMAID
Catherine Linn, Jove, (November 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE BOOK IN A SERIESDEFIANT
Millie Criswell, Warner Books, (August 1998)
SURRENDER
Heather Graham, Topaz, (Feb 1997)
THE PRESENT
Johanna Lindsey, Avon, (December 1999)
THE MERRY WIDOWS: CATHERINE
Theresa Michaels, Harlequin, (Feb 1997)
SEASONS OF GLORY
Cheryl Anne Porter, St. Martin's Press, (July 1998)
THE OUTSIDER
Rosalyn West, Avon, (July 1998)
DEVIL'S BRIDE
Stephanie Laurens, Avon, (March 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANTIC ADVENTURETHE WITCH AND THE WARRIOR
Karyn Monk, Bantam, (June 1998)
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Katherine O'Neal, Bantam, (October 1998)
STARCATCHER
Patricia Potter, Bantam, (Jan 1998)
DAMASK ROSE
Haywood Smith, St. Martin's Press, (May 1998)
TRACE OF A WOMAN
Valerie Kirkwood, Zebra, (October 1998)
WHAT WILD MOONLIGHT
Victoria Lynne, Dell, (October 1998)
SAMANTHA'S HEART
Pamela Quint Chambers, Zebra, (December 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANTIC LOVE & LAUGHTERSHOTGUN GROOM
Sandra Chastain, Bantam, (April 1998)
THE BAD LUCK WEDDING CAKE
Geralyn Dawson, Pocket, (August 1998)
TO CATCH AN HEIRESS
Julia Quinn, Avon, (July 1998)
HELLION
Gloria Dale Skinner, Pocket, (September 1998)
MERELY MARRIED
Patricia Coughlin, Bantam, (November 1998)
SUGAR ANN
Jan Hudson, Fawcett, (March, 1998)
THE WILDER WEDDING
Lyn Stone, Harlequin, (May 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL WESTERNCHEYENNE SONG
Georgina Gentry, Zebra, (March, 1998)
NEVER LOVE A COWBOY
Jill Gregory, Dell, (JULY 1998)
PAINTED HORSE
Katharine Kincaid, ZEBRA, (November 1998)
THE PRINCESS GOES WEST
Nan Ryan, HarperPaperbacks, (JULY 1998)
LUCKY STARS
Patricia Roy, Warner, (June 1998)
TEXAS GLORY
Lorraine Heath, Topaz, (April 1998)
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BEST MEDIEVAL HISTORICAL ROMANCEWILD WIND
Patricia Ryan, Topaz, (Feb 1997)
THE SHIELDED HEART
Sharon Schulze, Harlequin Historicals, (December 1998)
BRIDE QUEST: THE PRINCESS
Claire Delacroix, DELL, (September 1998)
ANOTHER CHANCE TO DREAM
Lynn Kurland, Jove, (December 1998)
THE VOW
Juliana Garnett, Bantam, (March, 1998)
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BEST REGENCY HISTORICAL ROMANCEFORBIDDEN MAGIC
Jo Beverley, Topaz, (November 1998)
ONE MOONLIT NIGHT
Samantha James, Avon, (December 1998)
CALL DOWN THE MOON
Katherine Kingsley, Dell, (May 1998)
WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE
Cathy Maxwell, Avon, (August 1998)
LADY'S WAGER
Mary Spencer, Dell, (November 1998)
HER SECRET AFFAIR
Barbara Dawson Smith, St. Martin's Press, (May 1998)
VIOLETS IN THE SNOW
Patricia Grasso, Dell, (Jan 1998)
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HISTORICAL MYSTERYA FIRE IN HEAVEN
Annee Carter, Dell, (March, 1998)
PERFECT IN MY SIGHT
Tanya Anne Crosby, Avon, (May 1998)
THE PERFECT SCANDAL
Kit Garland, Dell, (June 1998)
PRICELESS
Mandalyn Kaye, Fawcett, (August 1998)
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K.I.S.S. HERO AWARDTEXAS JADE
Holly Harte, Zebra, (JULY 1998)
THE SCOTSMAN'S LADY
Linda Madl, Zebra, (September 1998)
TWO BROTHERS
Linda Lael Miller, Pocket, (January 2001)
BEGUILED
Susan Spencer Paul, Harlequin, (April 1998)
THREE DOG KNIGHT
Tori Phillips, Harlequin, (November 1998)
THE BEQUEST
Candice Proctor, Fawcett, (May 1998)
BETRAYED
Bertrice Small, Fawcett, (November 1998)
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BEST FIRST REGENCY ROMANCELORD MONTEITH'S GIFT
Nancy Butler, Signet, (Jan 1998)
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BEST REGENCY ROMANCEIRRESISTIBLE
Mary Balogh, Jove, (October 1998)
CUPID'S DARTS
Karen Harbaugh, Zebra, (Feb 1998)
LORD AVERY'S LEGACY
Allison Lane, Signet, (Feb 1998)
THE DASTARDLY DUKE
Eileen Putman, Signet, (Jan 1998)
MARRY IN HASTE
Lynn Kerstan, Fawcett, (October 1998)
LORD HEARTLESS
Barbara Metzger, Fawcett, (December 1998)
LADY HILARY'S HALLOWEEN
Anne Barbour, Signet, (September 1998)
A NOBLE RESOLVE
Sara Blayne, Zebra, (June, 1998)
LORD OF ILLUSIONS
Rita Boucher, Signet, (June, 1998)
BEST LAID SCHEMES
Emma Jensen, Fawcett, (September 1998)
BALMORROW'S BRIDE
Judith Lansdowne, Zebra, (July 1998)
THE UNLIKELY ANGEL
Nadine Miller, Signet, (April 1998)
AN INCONVENIENT WIFE
Patricia Oliver, Signet, (May 1998)
THE DEFIANT GOVERNESS
Andrea Pickens, Signet, (Jan 1998)
THE GALLANT GUARDIAN
Evelyn Richardson, Signet, (November 1998)
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BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCECHERISH
Catherine Anderson, Avon, (November 1998)
MY DEAREST ENEMY
Connie Brockway, Dell, (JULY 1998)
THE BRIDE FINDER
Susan Carroll, Fawcett, (March 1999)
THE GOLDEN ROSE
Denee Cody, Zebra, (June 1998)
A YEAR AND A DAY
Virginia Henley, Dell, (November, 1998)
DARING
Jillian Hunter, Pocket, (March, 1998)
THE RIVAL
Brenda Joyce, St. Martin's Press, (August 1998)
GLASS BEACH
Jill Marie Landis, Jove, (June 1998)
WICKED PROMISE
Kat Martin, St. Martin's Press, (September 1998)
THE DRIFTER
Susan Wiggs, Mira, (August 1998)
NOBODY'S DARLING
Teresa Medeiros, Bantam, (May 1998)
THE HOSTAGE BRIDE
Jane Feather, Bantam, (July 1998)
STRANGER IN MY ARMS
Lisa Kleypas, Avon, (July 1998)
THE MISTRESS OF ROSECLIFFE
Rexanne Becnel, St. Martin's, (March 2000)
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BEST INNOVATIVE HISTORICAL ROMANCETHAT SCANDALOUS EVENING
Christina Dodd, Avon, (September 1998)
WITH THIS RING
Amanda Quick, Bantam, (March 1999)
INDISCREET
Kasey Michaels, Warner, (October 1998)
THE VOW
Linda Lael Miller, Pocket, (April 1998)
THE BEST MAN
Maggie Osborne, Warner, (April 1998)
THE MINISTER'S WIFE
Delia Parr, St. Martin's Press, (September 1998)
PRICELESS
Mandalyn Kaye, Fawcett, (August 1998)
SLEEPING BEAUTY
Judith Ivory, Avon, (June 1998)
THE APE WHO GUARDS THE BALANCE
Barbara Michaels, Avon, (May 1999)
HEAVEN FORBIDS
Karen Ranney, Zebra, (March, 1998)
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Mainstream Fiction

BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCEFOREVER AFTER
Catherine Anderson, Avon, (April 1998)
THE LAST TRUE COWBOY
Kathleen Eagle, Avon, (June 1998)
WONDERFUL YOU
Mariah Stewart, Pocket, (July 1998)
AMAZING GRACIE
Sherryl Woods, Zebra, (June 1998)
THINGS REMEMBERED
Georgia Bockoven, Harper, (October 1998)
THE LONG SHOT
Michelle Martin, Bantam, (September 1998)
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Avon, (February 1998)
BABY, I'M YOURS
Susan Andersen, Avon, (May, 1998)
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CONTEMPORARY NOVELTELL ME LIES
Jennifer Crusie, St. Martin's Press, (March 1999)
COAST ROAD
Barbara Delinsky, Pocket, (May 1999)
CRYSTAL CLEAR
Jane Heller, Kensington, (Mar 1998)
BETWEEN FRIENDS
Sandra Kitt, Signet, (June 1998)
HOMEPORT
Nora Roberts, Putnam, (May 1999)
A WOMAN'S HEART
JoAnn Ross, Mira, (July 1998)
WHEN VENUS FELL
Deborah Smith, Bantam, (November 1999)
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CONTEMPORARY REINCARNATION / TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCELOOKING FOR A HERO
Patti Berg, Avon, (December 1998)
THE LAST VIKING
Sandra Hill, Love Spell, (April 1998)
ETERNITY
Maggie Shayne, Jove, (December 1998)
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
Lynn Kurland, Jove, (April 1998)
SHADOWS ON THE AEGEAN
Suzanne Frank, Warner, (September 1999)
THE STARRY CHILD
Lynn Hanna, Onyx, (October 1998)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE FANTASYLEGEND
Laura Baker, St. Martin's Press, (October 1998)
AN ANGEL FOR EMILY
Jude Deveraux, Pocket, (Feb 1998)
ESSENCE OF MY DESIRE
Jill Jones, St. Martin's, (March 1998)
IRISH LADY
Jeanette Baker, Pocket, (March 1998)
BODY AND SOUL
Susan Krinard, Bantam, (September 1998)
THE PASSION
Donna Boyd, Avon, (June 1998)
THE SILVER WOLF
Alice Borchardt, Del Ray, (July 1999)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSEPERFECT TIMING
Olga Bicos, Zebra, (August 1998)
FRENCH QUARTER
Stella Cameron, Zebra, (June 1999)
DANGEROUS GROUND
Justine Dare, Onyx, (August 1998)
HUSBAND, LOVER, STRANGER
Suzanne Forster, Berkley, (Feb 1998)
NOW YOU SEE HER
Linda Howard, Pocket, (June 1999)
TEMPTING FATE
Meryl Sawyer, Zebra, (May, 1998)
JADE ISLAND
Elizabeth Lowell, Avon, (May 1999)
PIG IN A PARK
Pauline Baird Jones, Hard Shell Word Factory (www.hardshell.com), (November 1998)
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CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSEFOUR TO SCORE
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's Press, (July 1999)
BLOODSTREAM
Tess Gerritsen, Pocket, (August 1998)
SHADES OF GRAY
Vicki Hinze, St. Martin's Press, (July 1998)
A HUSBAND FOR CHRISTMAS
Jo Ann Algermissen, Silhouette, (December 1998)
BITCH FACTOR
Chris Rogers, Bantam, (March 1998)
DRESSED TO DIE
Beverly Connor, Cumberland House, (September 1998)
THE MIRACLE STRIP
Nancy Bartholomew, St. Martin's Press, (November 1998)
THE PERFECT HUSBAND
Lisa Gardner, Bantam, (January 1998)
FACE OF DECEPTION
Ana Leigh, Silhouette, (June 2004)
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FUTURISTIC ROMANCEMINE TO TAKE
Dara Joy, Love Spell, (November 1998)
ORCHID
Jayne Castle, Pocket, (June 1998)
HOLIDAY IN DEATH
J.D. Robb, Berkley, (June 1998)
HEART'S PREY
Jan Zimlich, Love Spell, (September 1998)
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INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCEPRAIRIE FIRE
Catherine Palmer, Tyndale/HeartQuest, (September 1998)
CHARLES TOWNE
Angela Elwell Hunt, Tyndale House, (May, 1998)
CHINA DOLL
Barbara Jean Hicks, Multnomah/Palisades, (June 1998)
THE HIDDEN HEART
Jane Orcutt, WaterBrook Press, (October 1998)
THE SILVER SWORD
Angela Hunt, Waterbrook Press, (April 1998)
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MULTICULTURAL ROMANCESILVER LOVE
Layle Giusto, Arabesque, (March 1998)
A PRIVATE AFFAIR
Donna Hill, Arabesque, (Feb 1998)
ONE SPECIAL MOMENT
Brenda Jackson, Arabesque, (August 1998)
HEART OF THE FALCON
Francis Ray, Arabesque, (Feb 1998)
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Series

BEST BANTAM LOVESWEPTAMAZING GRACE
Eve Gaddy, Bantam, (March 1998)
THE DAMARON MARK: THE LOVERS
Fayrene Preston, Bantam, (November 1998)
ONE ON ONE
Mary Kay McComas, Bantam, (August 1998)
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BEST FIRST SERIES ROMANCECINDERELLA AND THE TEXAS PRINCE
Linda Lewis, (unknown), (June 1998)
THE SHERIFF WITH THE WYOMING-SIZE HEART
Kathy Jacobson, (unknown), (Jan 1998)
A FATHER'S PLACE
Joan Kilby, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
STAY...
Allison Leigh, (unknown), (April 1998)
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Selina Sinclair, (unknown), (June 1998)
THE BODYGUARD'S BRIDE
Jean Brashear, Silhouette, (October 1998)
THE REFORMING OF MATTHEW DUNN
Virginia Kantra, Silhouette, (November 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN AMERICANJOE'S GIRL
Margaret St. George, (unknown), (January 1998)
FATHER FIGURE
Leandra Logan, (unknown), (June 1998)
GIFT-WRAPPED DAD
Muriel Jensen, Harlequin, (December 1998)
HIS-AND-HERS FAMILY
Bonnie K. Winn, (unknown), (March 1998)
A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT
Charlotte Maclay, (unknown), (May 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN INTRIGUETRUE HEARTS
Maggie Ferguson, (unknown), (July 1998)
HIS BETROTHED
Vivian Leiber, (unknown), (March 1998)
HER MOTHER'S ARMS
Kelsey Roberts, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
NOWHERE MAN
Rebecca York, Harlequin, (July 1998)
AFTER THE DARK
Patricia Rosemoor, (unknown), (Jan 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN LOVE & LAUGHTERTOO SEXY FOR MARRIAGE
Cathie Linz, (unknown), (March 1998)
HOW THE WEST WAS WED
Jule McBride, Harlequin, (June 1998)
OPERATION GIGOLO
Vicki Lewis Thompson, (unknown), (July 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN PRESENTSTHE BRIDE SAID NEVER!
Sandra Marton, (unknown), (May 1998)
MISTRESS AND MOTHER
Lynne Graham, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
THE SHEIKH'S SEDUCTION
Emma Darcy, (unknown), (May 1998)
THE RELUCTANT FIANCEE
Jacqueline Baird, Harlequin, (March 1998)
MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS
Carole Mortimer, Harlequin, (December 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN ROMANCERENT-A-COWBOY
Barbara McMahon, (unknown), (April 1998)
WANTED: PERFECT WIFE
Barbara McMahon, Harlequin, (September 1998)
THE MIRACLE WIFE
Day Leclaire, Harlequin, (October 1998)
BRIDE BY DAY
Rebecca Winters, Harlequin, (September 1998)
THE WEDDING PROMISE
Grace Green, Harlequin Romance, (October 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN SUPERROMANCECOP OF THE YEAR
Kathryn Shay, Harlequin, (Feb 1998)
FATHER OF TWO
Judith Arnold, (unknown), (Jan 1998)
BEFORE THANKSGIVING COMES
Marisa Carroll, Harlequin, (November 1998)
CHILD OF MINE
Lynn Erickson, (unknown), (April 1998)
HER PROTECTOR
Ellen James, (unknown), (March 1998)
THE WALLFLOWER
Jan Freed, (unknown), (June 1998)
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BEST HARLEQUIN TEMPTATIONTALL, DARK AND RECKLESS
Lyn Ellis, Harlequin, (November 1998)
HUNK OF THE MONTH
JoAnn Ross, Harlequin, (May 1998)
MANHUNTING IN MEMPHIS
Heather MacAllister, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
TEMPTING TARA
Gina Wilkins, (unknown), (March 1998)
DODGING CUPID'S ARROW!
Kate Hoffmann, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Selina Sinclair, (unknown), (June 1998)
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BEST MINISERIES ROMANCEYOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND
Stephanie Bancroft, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
PARTNERS IN CRIME
Alicia Scott, (unknown), (March 1998)
OVERRULED BY LOVE
M.J. Rodgers, (unknown), (March 1998)
DESIRES AND DECEPTIONS
Penny Richards, Harlequin, (August 1998)
THE PARENT PLAN
Paula Detmer Riggs, (unknown), (May 1998)
NINE MONTHS
Beverly Barton, (unknown), (April 1998)
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BEST SILHOUETTE DESIREMARRIAGE, OUTLAW STYLE
Cindy Gerard, Silhouette, (December 1998)
JUST A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT
Eileen Wilks, (unknown), (March 1998)
HER HOLIDAY SECRET
Jennifer Greene, Silhouette, (November 1998)
THE VIRGIN AND THE VAGABOND
Elizabeth Bevarly, (unknown), (April 1998)
COURTSHIP IN GRANITE RIDGE
Barbara McCauley, (unknown), (Feb 1998)
HIS SEDUCTIVE REVENGE
Susan Crosby, Silhouette, (August 1998)
THE LONE RIDER TAKES A BRIDE
Leanne Banks, Silhouette, (October 1998)
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BEST SILHOUETTE INTIMATE MOMENTSGAGE BUTLER'S RECKONING
Justine Davis, (unknown), (March 1998)
SECRET STAR
Nora Roberts, Silhouette, (Feb 1998)
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
Suzanne Brockmann, Silhouette, (December 1998)
EVERYDAY, AVERAGE JONES
Suzanne Brockmann, Silhouette, (August 1998)
MARY'S CHILD
Terese Ramin, Silhouette, (September 1998)
A PERFECT HERO
Paula Detmer Riggs, Silhouette, (November 1998)
EMILY AND THE STRANGER
Beverly Barton, (unknown), (June 1998)
GABRIEL HAWK'S LADY
Beverly Barton, (unknown), (Jan 1998)
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BEST SILHOUETTE ROMANCEWITH THIS CHILD...
Sally Carleen, Silhouette, (Feb 1998)
FALLING FOR A FATHER OF FOUR
Arlene James, (unknown), (May 1998)
ONE MAN'S PROMISE
Diana Whitney, (unknown), (July 1998)
WILL YOU GIVE MY MOMMY A BABY?
Carla Cassidy, Silhouette, (August 1998)
THE SHERIFF WITH THE WYOMING-SIZE HEART
Kathy Jacobson, (unknown), (Jan 1998)
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BEST SILHOUETTE SPECIAL EDITIONWILD MUSTANG WOMAN
Lindsay McKenna, (unknown), (April 1998)
THE WINNING HAND
Nora Roberts, Silhouette, (October 1998)
A HERO FOR SOPHIE JONES
Christine Rimmer, Silhouette, (September 1998)
STAY...
Allison Leigh, (unknown), (April 1998)
THE BODYGUARD'S BRIDE
Jean Brashear, Silhouette, (October 1998)
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BEST SILHOUETTE YOURS TRULYCOWBOYS ARE FOR LOVING
Marie Ferrarella, Silhouette, (September 1998)
A HUSBAND FOR CHRISTMAS
Emma Richmond, Harlequin, (December 1999)
THE LAW AND MISS LAMOTT
Kelly Jamison, Silhouette, (November 1998)
MUCH ADO ABOUT MARRIAGE
Shawna Delacorte, (unknown), (June 1998)
THE EMERGENCY STAND-BY DATE
Samantha Carter, (unknown), (March 1998)
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BEST STEEPLE HILL LOVE INSPIREDTHE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER
Cheryl Wolverton, Steeple Hill, (December 1998)
LOGAN'S CHILD
Lenora Worth, (unknown), (May 1998)
SUDDENLY MOMMY
Loree Lough, Steeple Hill, (August 1998)
A HOLIDAY PRAYER
Debra Kastner, Steeple Hill, (December 1998)
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