RITA Best Long Historical Romance

Romance novels set in any time period prior to 1945, and taking place in any location.

Judging guidelines: In this category, the love story is the main focus of the novel, and the ending is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.

 

2006 selection

The Devil to Pay

MacLachlan Family & Friends #1

RITA Best Long Historical Romance 2006

by Liz Carlyle

Liz Carlyle, bestselling author of The Devil You Know and A Deal With the Devil, continues her devilish streak with this sensual regency romance.

By day, Sidonie Saint-Godard is a quietly elegant young widow...


2003 selection

Stealing Heaven

RITA Best Long Historical Romance 2003

by Madeline Hunter

Nationally bestselling author Madeline Hunter has thrilled her legions of fans with sensuous novels of intrigue, adventure, and romance. Now she weaves a spectacular tale of an English knight, a Welsh rebel,...


2002 selection

The Bridal Season: A Loveswept Classic Romance

RITA Best Long Historical Romance 2002

by Connie Brockway

With the dazzling storytelling that has become her trademark, acclaimed author Connie Brockway sweeps readers to Victorian England—a glittering world of titled society and scandalous secrets—in the enchanting...


2001 selection

Devilish

RITA Best Long Historical Romance 2001

by Jo Beverley

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


1995 selection

Dancing on the Wind (Fallen Angels Series, Book 2)

Fallen Angels #3

RITA Best Long Historical Romance 1995

by Mary Jo Putney

Dangerous Deceivers... Like his nickname, Lucifer, Lord Strathmore is know for unearthly beauty and diabolical cleverness. A tragic past has driven Lucien to use his formidable talents to protect his country...