1998 Annual Reader Poll

(For 1997 Releases)

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Favorite Romance of the Year - Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Honorable Mention -
As You Desire by Connie Brockway

Favorite Funny - Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Honorable Mentions -
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn

Most-Hanky Read - One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney

Honorable Mentions -
All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne

Most Luscious Love Story - As You Desire by Connie Brockway

Honorable Mentions -
Rejar by Dara Joy
Wild at Heart by Patricia Gaffney
A Well Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd
All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
Finding the Dream by Nora Roberts
Some Like it Hotter by Deb Stover

Most Tortured Hero - Jack Seward from Connie Brockway's All Through the Night

Honorable Mentions -
Stephen Kenyon from Mary Jo Putney's One Perfect Rose
Robert Cambourne from Laura Kinsale's My Sweet Folly
Houston Leigh from Lorraine Heath's Texas Destiny

Feistiest Heroine - Three way tie:
Elise Gerard from Jenny Lykins' Echoes of Tomorrow
Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) Vengeance In Death
Jenny Jones from Maggie Osborne's The Promise of Jenny Jones

Favorite Hero - Harry from Connie Brockway's As You Desire

Honorable Mentions -
Rourke from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) Vengeance In Death
Ethan from Eileen Charbonneau's The Randolph Legacy

Favorite Heroine - Four way tie:
Sydney Darrow from Patricia Gaffney's Wild at Heart
Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) Vengeance In Death
Elise Gerard from Jenny Lykins' Echoes of Tomorrow
Jenny Jones from Maggie Osborne's The Promise of Jenny Jones

Favorite Couple - Eve and Rourke from J.D. Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) Vengeance In Death

Honorable Mentions -
Harry and Desdemona from Connie Brockway's As You Desire
Jamie and Claire from Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn

Favorite Road Romance - One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney

Honorable Mentions -
The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne
Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

Favorite New Discovery - Jenny Lykins

Honorable Mentions -
Connie Brockway
Deb Stover

Author Most Glommed (collected during 1997) - Nora Roberts

Honorable Mentions -
Connie Brockway
Mary Balogh

Favorite Medieval Romance - Wonderful by Jill Barnett

Honorable Mentions -
This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
A Knight to Remember by Christina Dodd

Favorite Regency Romance - Christmas Bride by Mary Balogh

Honorable Mentions -
Cupid's Mistake by Karen Harbaugh
With This Ring by Carla Kelly

Favorite European Historical Romance - All Through the Night by Connie Brockway

Honorable Mention -
One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney

Favorite American or Western Historical Romance - Wild at Heart by Patricia Gaffney

Honorable Mentions -
Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath
The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne

Favorite Contemporary Romance - Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Favorite Romantic Suspense - Son of the Morning by Linda Howard

Honorable Mentions -
Vengeance In Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts)
Ritual Sins by Anne Stuart
Sanctuary by Nora Roberts

Favorite "Other" Romance - Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Honorable Mentions -
Echoes of Tomorrow by Jenny Lykins
Rejar by Dara Joy

Author You Gave Up On: - Catherine Coulter

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions -
Julie Garwood
Kathleen Woodiwiss

Author Others Love that You Don't: - Danielle Steel

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions -
Nora Roberts
Catherine Coulter
Laura Kinsale

Most Disappointing Read: - Two-way tie:
Petals on the River by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions -
Rejar by Dara Joy
Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
A Well Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd

Purple-est Prose: - Rejar by Dara Joy

(Dis)-Honorable Mentions -
Petals on the River by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Dream Lover by Virginia Henley




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