RITA Best Romance Novella

Novellas that focus primarily on the romantic relationship.

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

 

2012 selection

I Love the Earl

RITA Best Romance Novella 2012

by Caroline Linden

A single ladyin possession of a good fortunemust be in want of a suitor

Margaret de Lacey has accepted her unmarried statewith dignity, if not delight. She had no suitors when she wasyoung and starry-eyed, though...


2010 selection

Night Before Christmas

RITA Best Romance Novella 2010

by Brenda Novak, Day Leclaire & Molly O'Keefe

When their private plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada, two political enemies discover that survival means more than just living--it also means loving.

A gripping story by New York Times bestselling author Brenda...


2009 selection

It Happened One Night

RITA Best Romance Novella 2009

by Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D'Alessandro & Candice Hern

It Happened One Night . . . and nothing was ever the same again!

Once upon a time, four superstar storytellers—New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh, along with Jacquie D'Alessandro...


2008 selection

Like Mother, Like Daughter (But in a Good Way): Born in My Heart\Becoming My Mother...\The Long Distance Mother

RITA Best Romance Novella 2008

by Jennifer Greene, Nancy Robards Thompson & Peggy Webb

Am I my mother after all?

Don't miss these three unforgettable stories that look at the unbreakable—and sometimes infuriating—bonds between mothers and daughters. And the men who get caught in the madness (when...


2005 selection

Night's Edge

RITA Best Romance Novella 2005

by Charlaine Harris, Maggie Shayne & Barbara Hambly

DANCERS IN THE DARK by Charlaine Harris

Dancer Layla Rue Le May's childhood prepared her to handle just about anything, including her aloof partner, Sean McClendon, a three-hundred-year-old vampire. But when...