The 1997 Unofficial
Romance Reader Awards

(For 1996 Releases)

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Interim Results

 

Favorite Romance of the Year - Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney

Honorable Mentions
Anyone but You by Jennifer Crusie
Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts)
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Favorite Funny - Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie

Honorable Mentions
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Wedding by Julie Garwood

Most-Hanky Read - Sunrise Song by Kathleen Eagle

Honorable Mentions
Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson
Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
The Shattered Rose by Jo Beverley

Most Luscious Love Story - Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney

Honorable Mentions
Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
Dance by Judy Cuevas
High Energy by Dara Joy
After the Night by Linda Howard

Most Tortured Hero - Jackson from Dinah McCall's Jackson Rule

Honorable Mentions
Michael from Mary Jo Putney's Shattered Rainbows
Sir David from Christina Dodd's Once a Knight
Galeran of Heywood from Jo Beverley's The Shattered Rose
Kenneth from Mary Jo Putney's River of Fire

Feistiest Heroine - Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) In Death series

Honorable Mentions
Marie DuGard from Judy Cuevas' Dance
Daisy Flattery from Jennifer Crusie's The Cinderella Deal

Favorite Hero - Michael Kenyon from Mary Jo Putney's Shattered Rainbows

Honorable Mentions
Rourke from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) In Death series
Sebastien de Saint Vallier from Judy Cuevas' Dance
Jess from Pamela Morsi's Simple Jess
Kenneth Wilding from Mary Jo Putney's River of Fire
Paul Weathers from Deb Stover's A Willing Spirit

Favorite Heroine - Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) Rapture in Death

Honorable Mentions
Catherine Melbourne from Mary Jo Putney's Shattered Rainbows
Marie DuGard from Judy Cuevas' Dance
Lily from Elizabeth Elliott's Scoundrel
Nina from Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You
Winnie Sinclair from Deb Stover's A Willing Spirit

Favorite Couple - Eve Dallas and Rourke from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) Immortal in Death

Honorable Mentions
Michael and Catherine Kenyon from Mary Jo Putney's Shattered Rainbows
Sebastien de Saint Vallier and Marie DuGard from Judy Cuevas' Dance
Alex and Daisy from Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Kiss an Angel
Nina and Alex from Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You

Favorite Road Romance - Brides of Prairie Gold by Maggie Osborne

Honorable Mentions
Daring to Dream by Nora Roberts
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Breath of Magic by Theresa Medeiros

Favorite New Discovery - Mary Jo Putney

Honorable Mentions
Jennifer Crusie
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Jo Beverley
Judy Cuevas

Author Most Glommed (collected during 1996) - Mary Jo Putney

Honorable Mentions
Jennifer Crusie
Nora Roberts
Julie Garwood
Jo Beverley
Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Author You Gave Up On: - Catherine Coulter

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions
Johanna Lindsey
Jude Deveraux
Bertrice Small
Diana Gabaldon

Most Disappointing Read: - The Sex Test by Patty Salier

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions
Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey
The Thief's Mistress by Gayle Feyrer

Purple-est Prose: - The Sex Test by Patty Salier

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions
The Love Slave by Bertrice Small
Beguiled by Arnette Lamb
Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
The Thief's Mistress by Gayle Feyrer




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