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Congratulations to the winners and finalists!


Best First Book

The Mistress of Trevelyan
Jennifer St. Giles

A Man in a Kilt - Sandy Blair
Unlaced - Kristina Cook
The Unknown Daughter - Anna DeStefano
Enlightened Love - Shara Lanel



The Debt
Angela Hunt

Into the Deep - Colleen Coble
Mending Places - Denise Hunter
The Heart's Voice - Arlene James
A Nest of Sparrows - Deborah Raney

Short Contemporary

Tall, Dark, and Texan
Jane Sullivan

Sins of a Tanner - Peggy Moreland
Seduce Me - Jill Shalvis
Safe Haven - Cindy Smith & Judy Turner
The Fire Still Burns - Roxanne St. Clair


Romantic Suspense

Family Matters
Justine Wittich

On Thin Ice - Cherry Adair
Dangerous Curves - Jacey Ford
The Brotherhood - T. L. Schaefer
French Twist - Roxanne St. Clair


Star of India
Amanda McCabe

Captain's Mermaid - Mary Blayney
A Rake's Redemption - Susannah Charleton
Saving Lord Verwood - Elena Greene
A Passionate Endeavor - Sophia Nash



A Man in a Kilt
Sandy Blair

Unleashed - C. J. Barry
A Rogue in a Kilt - Sandy Blair
The Wishing Chalice - Sandra Landry
The Power of Two - Patti O'Shea
Stone Heart - Candace Sams


The Mistress of Trevelyan
Jennifer St. Giles

Once a Bride - Shari Anton
West of Heaven - Victoria Bylin
Married to the Viscount - Sabrina Jeffries
Untamed - Merline Lovelace
The Improper Wife - Diane Perkins


Single Title

Someone Like You
Susan Mallery

Some Kind of Wonderful - Maureen Child
Magnolia Sky - Susan Crandall
The Road Home - Susan Crandall
All the Rooms of My Heart - Janis Reams Hudson

Long Contemporary

The Rich Man's Son
Judy Duarte

John Riley's Girl - Inglath Cooper
Joint Forces - Catherine Mann
Her Man To Remember - Suzanne McMinn
To Be a Mother - Rebecca Winters



Finding Mary Blaine
Jodi Thomas

Cooking for Love - Sharon Boorstin
What a Girl Wants - Liz Maverick
Do Me, Do My Roots - Eileen Rendahl
Unsettling - Lynda Sandoval


The Italian's Baby
Lucy Gordon

Her Stand-In Groom - Jackie Braun
The Game Show Bride - Jackie Braun
The Millionaire's Christmas Wish - Lucy Gordon
The Black Knight's Bride - Myrna Mackenzie


Young Adult

Who's Your Daddy
Lynda Sandoval

Royally Jacked - Niki Burnham
Putting Boys on the Ledge - Stephie Davis
Studying Boys - Stephie Davis
Dear Jack - Tammi Sauer


Pillow Chase
Jeanie London

Manhandling - Karen Anders
Mine to Entice - Karen Anders
Enlightened Love - Shara Lanel
Hot Sheets - Jeanie London


OKRWA announced the 2004 NRCA Winners at RWA's National Conference in Reno this July.

Updated: 14 September 2005
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