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FRW congratulates the Golden Palm Winners and Finalists!

Contemporary Romance

Final Judges: Karen Reid, Harlequin; Allison Carroll, Harlequin; Victoria Curran, Harlequin; Rebecca Lucash, Avon Impulse

First Place: Trial Run by Masha Levinson (Requested)

Second Place: The Misadventures of Catie Bloom by Chirone Brooke

Third Place: Saving Grace by Barbara Gerry (Requested)

Historical Romance

Final Judges: Marla Daniels, Pocket Books; Nicole Fischer, Avon Impulse; Chelsey Emmelhainz, Avon Impulse; Elle Keck, Avon Impulse

First Place: The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter by Janna MacGregor

Second Place: Price of Redemption by Kimberly Gonzalez

Third Place: Wanted by Caren Gallimore

Paranormal/ Sci-fi/ Fantasy Romance

Final Judges: Tricia Skinner, Fuse Literary Agency; Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates; Laura Zats, Red Sofa Literary

First Place: Rain Goddess by Amanda Byrd (Requested)

Second Place: See No Evil by Maureen L. Bonatch

Third Place: Uncommon by SJ Maitland

Young Adult/ New Adult Romance

Final Judges: Piya Campana, Harlequin; Deirdre McCluskey, Harlequin; Elana Cohen, Pocket Books; Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates

First Place: Talia’s Charms by Kathy Lane

Second Place: The Rule of Thirds by Victoria De La O

Third Place: No Strings Attached by Marie Long


First Place in each category will received $25, along with a Certificate and a Golden Palm pin.  Second and third in each category will receive a certificate.  An announcement will be made in the RWR.