RITA Best Regency Historical Romance

Romance novels in which the majority of the story is set against the Regency period of the British Empire.

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

 

2012 selection

A Night to Surrender

Spindle Cove #1

RITA Best Regency Historical Romance 2012

by Tessa Dare

“An engaging love story with strong, believable characters. I can’t wait to read the sequels!”

—Mary Balogh

“Prepare to fall in love.”

—Julia Quinn

Presenting the winner of the Avon FanLit contest,...


2010 selection

What Happens in London

Bevelstoke #2

RITA Best Regency Historical Romance 2010

by Julia Quinn

Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of London

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him,...


2008 selection

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

Bevelstoke #1

RITA Best Regency Historical Romance 2008

by Julia Quinn

2 March 1810 . . . Today, I fell in love.

At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her—until the afternoon...