- To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick (Little, Brown - Sphere)
- The Good, the Bad and the Dumped by Jenny Colgan (Little, Brown - Sphere)
- The Golden Prince by Rebecca Dean (HarperCollins)
- Sons & Daughters by Margaret Dickinson (Pan MacMillan)
- Kissing Mr. Wrong by Sarah Duncan (Headline)
- A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde (Random House)
- The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall (Little, Brown - Sphere)
- Amazir by Tom Gamble (Beautiful Books)
- The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (Hodder & Stoughton)
- The Queen of New Beginnings by Erica James (Orion)
- The Way to a Woman’s Heart by Christina Jones (Little, Brown - Piatkus)
- I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk (HarperCollins)
- His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm (Little, Brown - Sphere)
- Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour by Lisa Kleypas (Little, Brown - Piatkus)
- The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien (Mira)
- Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn (Little, Brown - Piatkus)
- The Search by Nora Roberts (Little, Brown - Piatkus)
- The Legacy by Katherine Webb (Orion)
- Hope Against Hope by Sally Zigmond (Myrmidon)
It's great to see Christina Jones on the list as she is such a sweetie.
Huge congratulations to everyone and good luck with the shortlist. Wish you could all win.
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