Award season is upon us, and the reviewers at RT BOOK REVIEWS have been busy compiling lists of their favorite books of the year. With over 3,000 books reviewed in the magazine and online this year, a lot of consideration went into this year's nominations for the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. We will be listing our picks for best books of 2012 all week long on the RT Daily Blog.

We are starting our awards list with the Historical Romance nominees. Later today we will be announcing the Young Adult and Science Fiction/Fantasy nominees, tomorrow comes the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Mystery and Erotica nominations. Then on Wednesday, we wrap up our awards list with Series Romance, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense, Inspirational and Mainstream and Multicultural nominations. Also on Wednesday, readers will get to learn who is nominated for RT's Career Achievement Awards.

Read below for one of our largest (and most popular) categories — historical romances. Find out our picks for best historical romance novel of the year, first historical romance, innovative historical romance and more! Readers can click on the book covers below to learn more about the book including the RT review, summary and rating.

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Nominated for Historical Romance of the Year

    
    
    

 

 

Nominated for Debut Historical Romance

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Historical Love & Laughter

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Innovative Historical Romance

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Historical Fantasy / Paranormal

    
    

 

 

Nominated for British Isle-Set Historical Romance

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Regency-Set Historical Romance

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Scottish-Set Historical Romance

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Historical Romantic Adventure

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Sensual Historical Romance

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Historical Knight In Shining Silver Hero

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Historical Fiction

    
    

 

 

Nominated for Indie Press / Self-Published Historical Romance

    

 

We want to know what you think about these nominees. Are you seeing your favorite 2012 historical romances on our list? Which nominees do you want to win? Tell us in the comments below.

And for a compilation of all nominations can be found in the RT digital magazine which will be available on Wednesday (click here to become a subscriber) and also in the print magazine, which will be in stores and mailboxes later this week.

Tags: RT Daily Blog, Romance
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