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-Set Historical RomanceWILD FLOWER
Cheryl Anne Porter, St. Martin's, (March 2001)
FLINT
Norah Hess, Leisure, (March 2001)
THE FIREBRAND
Susan Wiggs, Mira, (April 2001)
JACKSON'S WAY
Leslie LaFoy, Bantam, (October 2001)
MOONLIGHT BECOMES HER
Meagan McKinney, Kensington, (November 2001)
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Best British-Set Historical RomanceA BREATH OF SCANDAL
Connie Mason, Avon, (March 2001)
WHISPERS OF HEAVEN
Candice Proctor, Fawcett, (July 2001)
INTRIGUED
Bertrice Small, Kensington Brava, (February 2001)
THE BLACK SWAN
Ana Seymour, Jove, (June 2001)
DREAM OF ME/BELIEVE IN ME
Josie Litton, Bantam, (October 2001)
THE BRIDAL SEASON
Connie Brockway, Dell, (November 2001)
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Best First Historical RomanceMY LORD PIRATE
Laura Renken, Jove, (January 2001)
THE LADY AND THE LION
Cynthia Kirk, Leisure, (April 2001)
DEVIL IN A KILT
Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Warner, (August 2001)
THE BORDER BRIDE
Elizabeth English, Jove, (November 2001)
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Best Historical Love & LaughterTHE BLUE VIKING
Sandra Hill, Leisure, (February 2001)
AN UNLIKELY LADY
Rachelle Morgan, Avon, (August 2001)
JUST WEST OF HEAVEN
Kathleen Kane, St. Martin's, (August 2001)
THE HUSBAND TEST
Betina Krahn, Bantam, (December 2001)
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Best Historical NovelTHE FIERY CROSS
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, (January 2002)
DAWN ON A DISTANT SHORE
Sara Donati, Bantam, (June 2001)
GRACELIN O'MALLEY
Ann Moore, NAL, (August 2001)
CANE RIVER
Lalita Tademy, Warner, (August 2001)
CIRCLE OF STARS
Anna Lee Waldo, St. Martin's Press, (September 2001)
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Best Historical Romantic AdventureTOUCHED BY GOLD
Kristen Kyle, Bantam, (January 2001)
ONCE TEMPTED
Elizabeth Boyle, Avon, (July 2001)
HEART OF A LION
Hillary Fields, St. Martin's, (December 2001)
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Best Historical Romantic Mystery/SuspenseA WOMAN OF VIRTUE
Liz Carlyle, Pocket, (March 2001)
DEADLY LOVE
Brenda Joyce, St. Martin's, (January 2001)
PRINCESS CHARMING
Elizabeth Thornton, Bantam, (February 2001)
A PERSONAL DEVIL
Roberta Gellis, Forge, (March 2001)
MY WICKED EARL
Linda Needham, Avon, (August 2001)
TEMPT ME TWICE
Barbara Dawson Smith, St. Martin's, (September 2001)
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Best Innovative Historical RomanceTHE SWAN MAIDEN
Susan King, Signet, (January 2001)
INTO THE WOODS
Linda Jones, Leisure, (February 2001)
BORDER LORD
Haywood Smith, St. Martin's, (April 2001)
THE SECRET SWAN
Shana Abe, Bantam, (April 2001)
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Best K.I.S.S HeroTWILIGHT IN TEXAS
Jodi Thomas, Jove, (March 2001)
THE MATCHMAKER
Rexanne Becnel, St. Martin's, (February 2001)
ABANDON
Jillian Hunter, Pocket, (May 2001)
THE DEVIL'S DUE
Melanie George, Zebra, (November 2001)
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Best Medieval Historical RomanceLORD OF THE MIST
Ann Lawrence, Love Spell, (July 2001)
HIS FAIR LADY
Kathleen Kirkwood, Signet, (February 2001)
THE KNIGHT
Juliana Garnett, Jove, (May 2001)
WHITE LION'S LADY
Tina St. John, Ballantine, (August 2001)
MY LADY RUNAWAY
Suzanne McMinn, Zebra, (November 2001)
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Best Regency Historical RomanceRULES OF ATTRACTION
Christina Dodd, Avon, (March 2001)
THE MYSTERY KISS
Judith Lansdowne, Zebra, (April 2001)
THE CONQUEST
Edith Layton, Harper, (August 2001)
THE VERY DARING DUCHESS
Miranda Jarrett, Pocket, (September 2001)
ONCE A PRINCESS
Veronica Sattler, Zebra, (September 2001)
EDUCATING CAROLINE
Patricia Cabot, Pocket, (November 2001)
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Best Scottish Historical RomanceTHE BORDER HOSTAGE
Virginia Henley, Delacorte, (July 2001)
THE HEART QUEEN
Patricia Potter, Jove, (July 2001)
SEIZE THE DAWN
Shannon Drake, Zebra, (February 2001)
ONE MAN'S LOVE
Karen Ranney, Avon, (April 2001)
THE MACGOWAN BETROTHAL
Lois Greiman, Avon, (November 2001)
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Best Sensual Historical RomanceSUDDENLY YOU
Lisa Kleypas, Avon, (June 2001)
ALL ABOUT PASSION
Stephanie Laurens, Avon, (September 2001)
GABRIEL'S WOMAN
Robin Schone, Brava, (September 2001)
DESIRE
Nicole Jordan, Ballantine, (November 2001)
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Best Western RomanceTHE HALF-BREED
Bobbi Smith, Leisure, (April 2001)
THE RENEGADES: RAFE
Genell Dellin, Avon, (June 2001)
THE BAD MAN'S BRIDE
Susan Kay Law, Avon, (June 2001)
AN INNOCENT MISTRESS
Rebecca Wade, Avon, (September 2001)
THE ROCK CREEK SIX: RICO
Lori Handeland, Zebra Ballad, (November 2001)
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Historical Romance of the YearSCANDALOUS
Karen Robards, Pocket, (March 2001)
THE WIDOW'S KISS
Jane Feather, Bantam, (January 2001)
THE HORSE SOLDIER
Merline Lovelace, Mira, (January 2001)
MORE THAN A MISTRESS
Mary Balogh, Delacorte, (June 2001)
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
Jill Barnett, Pocket, (July 2001)
MIDNIGHT HONOR
Marsha Canham, Dell/Island, (April 2001)
HIGHLAND LADY
Colleen Faulkner, Zebra, (May 2001)
MIDNIGHT BRIDE
Susan Carroll, Ballantine, (May 2001)
THE TRUEST HEART
Samantha James, Avon, (June 2001)
FEVER
Katherine Sutcliffe, Pocket, (July 2001)
SUMMER MOON
Jill Marie Landis, Ballantine, (August 2001)
TO TAME A WILD HEART
Tracy Fobes, Pocket, (August 2001)
THE DRAGON QUEEN: THE TALES OF GUINEVERE
Alice Borchardt, Del Ray, (November 2001)
NO PLACE FOR A LADY
Deb Stover, Zebra, (November 2001)
THE TEXAN'S DREAM
Jodi Thomas, Jove, (November 2001)
ONCE AN OUTLAW
Jill Gregory, Dell, (December 2001)
HEART OF NIGHT
Avon, (December 2001)
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Mainstream Fiction

Best Contemporary NovelTHE YOU I NEVER KNEW
Susan Wiggs, Warner, (January 2001)
THE FOUR SEASONS
Mary Alice Monroe, Mira, (February 2001)
ON BEAR MOUNTAIN
Deborah Smith, Little Brown & Co., (February 2001)
SPELLBOUND
Jeanette Baker, Pocket, ()
FEMALE INTELLIGENCE
Jane Heller, St. Martin's, (April 2001)
FAST WOMEN
Jennifer Crusie, St. Martin's, (May 2001)
THURSDAYS AT EIGHT
Debbie Macomber, Mira, (June 2001)
FOX RIVER
Emilie Richards, Mira, (June 2001)
TELL ME WHY
Stella Cameron, Kensington, (August 2002)
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Best Contemporary ParanormalTHOROUGHLY KISSED
Kristine Grayson, Zebra, (March 2001)
HOLD ONTO THE NIGHT
Shauna Michaels, ImaJinn Books, (June 2001)
DESTINY
Maggie Shayne, Jove, (February 2001)
APHRODITE'S KISS
Julie Kenner, Love Spell, (April 2001)
PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Ace, (May 2001)
MY HEART STOOD STILL
Lynn Kurland, Berkley, (October 2001)
CIRCLE OF FIRE
Keri Arthur, ImaJinn Books, (August 2001)
HEAVEN AND EARTH
Nora Roberts, Berkley, (December 2001)
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Best Electronic BookSTARCHILD
Katriena Knights, www.dreams-unlimited.com, ()
WHITE CLOVER
Tricia McGill, JacobyteBooks.com, (March 2001)
THE SCENT OF STONE
Savannah Michaels, StarPublications.com, (March 2001)
AS BIG AS THE SKY
Jan Springer, EbooksOnThe.Net, (March 2001)
THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN
Patricia A. Rasey, www.rfiwest.com, (November 2001)
12 JAGGED STEPS
Louise Crawford, www.hardshell.com, (November 2001)
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Best Fantasy NovelDESTINY
Elizabeth Haydon, Tor, (August 2001)
THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION BOOK ONE: BATTLEAXE
Sara Douglass, Tor, (March 2001)
SON OF THE SHADOWS
Juliet Marillier, Tor, (May 2001)
KUSHIEL'S DART
Jacqueline Carey, Tor, (June 2001)
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Best Futuristic RomanceSHAMARA
Catherine Spangler, Love Spell, (September 2001)
SEDUCTION IN DEATH
J.D. Robb, Berkley, (September 2001)
TIME RIDER
Rickey Mallory, ImaJinn Books, (July 2001)
THE STAR PRINCE
Susan Grant, Love Spell, (November 2001)
HEARTMATE
Robin D. Owens, Jove, (December 2001)
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Best Historical New RealityTHE IRISH ENCHANTRESS
Amy J. Fetzer, Zebra, (March 2001)
NIGHT VISITOR
Melanie Jackson, Leisure, (March 2001)
TIME AFTER TIME
Constance O'Day-Flannery, Avon, (March 2001)
RITUAL OF PROOF
Dara Joy, William Morrow, (June 2001)
MAGIC AND MYTH
Theresa Michaels, Harlequin, (July 2001)
THE PLEASURE MASTER
Nina Bangs, Leisure, (June 2001)
THE ROYAL HUNTER
Donna Kauffman, Bantam, (October 2001)
SECRET OF THE WOLF
Susan Krinard, Berkley, (October 2001)
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Best Inspirational NovelSHENANDOAH HOME
Sara Mitchell, WaterBrook Press, (June 2001)
NO EYE CAN SEE
Jane Kirkpatrick, Waterbrook, (April 2001)
AT PLAY IN THE PROMISED LAND
Diane Noble, Waterbrook, (April 2001)
BENEATH A SOUTHERN SKY
Deborah Raney, WaterBrook Press, (June 2001)
CAST A ROAD BEFORE ME
Brandilyn Collins, Broadman & Holman, (March 2001)
RIBBON OF YEARS
Robin Lee Hatcher, Tyndale House, (July 2001)
EYES OF ELISHA
Brandilyn Collins, Zondervan, (October 2001)
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Best MulticulturalGOOD INTENTIONS
Crystal Wilson-Harris, BET/Arabesque, (January 2001)
AMBROSIA
T.T. Henderson, Genesis, (February 2001)
THE TURNING POINT
Francis Ray, St. Martin's, (April 2001)
A PERFECT PAIR
Geri Guillaume, BET/Arabesque, (July 2001)
RHYTHMS
Donna Hill, St. Martin's, (August 2001)
YESTERDAY'S DREAMS, TOMORROW'S PROMISES
Reon Laudat, Genesis, (August 2001)
A FAMILY REUNION
Brenda Jackson, St. Martin's, (September 2001)
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Best Romantic IntrigueTHE VILLA
Nora Roberts, Putnam, (March 2001)
BONE COLD
Erica Spindler, Mira, (March 2001)
RAVEN
Laura Baker, St. Martin's, (February 2001)
ANGEL FACE
Suzanne Forster, Berkley, (August 2001)
ENVY
Sandra Brown, Warner, (September 2001)
THE CONSPIRACY
Jasmine Cresswell, Mira, (September 2001)
HIGH STAKES
Justine Dare, Onyx, (December 2001)
COLD BLOODED
Lisa Jackson, Zebra, (June 2002)
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Best Romantic SuspenseBLIND FAITH
Christiane Heggan, Mira, (January 2001)
GOING OVERBOARD
Christina Skye, Dell, (April 2001)
STORM WARNING
Dinah McCall, Mira, (May 2001)
MOVING TARGET
Elizabeth Lowell, Morrow, (May 2002)
OPEN SEASON
Linda Howard, Pocket, (August 2001)
THE WIDOW
Anne Stuart, Mira, (August 2001)
OVER THE EDGE
Suzanne Brockmann, Ivy, (September 2001)
THE GINGERBREAD MAN
Maggie Shayne, Jove, (October 2001)
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Best Science Fiction NovelIN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS
Julie E. Czerneda, Daw, (June 2001)
ENDURANCE
S. L. Viehl, Roc, (January 2001)
ARCHANGEL PROTOCOL
Lyda Morehouse, Roc, (November 2001)
SPHERICAL HARMONIC
Catherine Asaro, Tor, (November 2001)
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Best Vampire RomanceDEEP MIDNIGHT
Shannon Drake, Zebra, (September 2001)
MIDNIGHT SHADOWS
Dana Ransom, Imajinn Press, (May 2001)
DARK FIRE
Christine Feehan, Love Spell, (August 2001)
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Best Contemporary RomanceRIDE A DARK HORSE
Laura Moore, Pocket, (March 2001)
NEXT STOP, PARADISE
Sue Civil-Brown, Avon, (September 2001)
UNBREAK MY HEART
Teresa Hill, Onyx, (February 2001)
SWEET SUCCESS
Susan Mallery, Pocket, (May 2001)
TRUE CONFESSIONS
Rachel Gibson, Avon, (August 2001)
LEGENDS LAKE
JoAnn Ross, Pocket, (August 2001)
THE COTTAGE
Sandra Steffen, Zebra, (August 2001)
I GOT YOU, BABE
Jane Graves, Ivy, (September 2001)
HER BODYGUARD
Michelle Jerott, Avon, (October 2001)
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Mystery Suspense & Thriller

Historical MysterySuzanne RobinsonCarola DunnBarbara HamblyCandace RobbSharon Kay Penmanback to top

Series

Best Harlequin DuetHOW THE SHERIFF WAS WON
Anne Gracie, Harlequin, (September 2001)
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Best First Series RomanceHOW THE SHERIFF WAS WON
Anne Gracie, Harlequin, (September 2001)
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