2005 RWA National Conference
RITA & Golden Heart Winners

2005 Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda Howard

2005 RITA Winners:

  • Best Traditional Romance - Christmas Eve Marriage by Jessica Hart (Harlequin)
  • Best Regency Romance - A Passionate Endeavor by Sophia Nash (Signet)
  • Best Short Contemporary Series - Miss Pruitt's Private Life by Barbara McCauley (Silhouette)
  • Best Short Historical Romance - A Wanted Man by Susan Kay Law (Avon Books)
  • Best Long Contemporary Series - John Riley's Girl by Inglath Cooper (Harlequin Books)
  • Best Long Historical Romance - Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale (Berkley Publishing)
  • Best Paranormal Romance - Blue Moon by Lori Handeland (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Romantic Suspense - I'm Watching You by Karen Rose (Warner Books)
  • Best Inspirational Romance - Grounds To Believe by Shelley Bates (Steeple Hill Books)
  • Best Contemporary Single Title - Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Romantic Novella - Her Best Enemy in Night's Edge by Maggie Shayne (Harlequin Books)
  • Novel with Strong Romantic Elements - A.K.A. Goddess by Evelyn Vaughn (Silhouette Books)
  • Best First Book - Time Off for Good Behavior by Lani Diane Rich (Warner Books)

2005 Golden Heart Winners:

  • Short Contemporary - Venus Rising by Karina A. Bliss
  • Long Contemporary - Finding Hope by Kimberly Fisk
  • Paranormal Romance - Sapphire Dreams by Pamela P. Poulsen
  • Short Historical - Secrets of All Hearts by Christine R. Merrill
  • Long Historical - Ruined by Victoria H. Grondahl
  • Traditional - Snow White Wedding by Jenna Ness
  • Romantic Suspense - Dancing in the Dark by Holli S. Bertram
  • Contemporary Single Title - Hard Lies by S. Lorelle Marinello
  • Inspirational - Autumn Rains by Myra Langley Johnson
  • Novel with Strong Romantic Elements - Viva Las Vegas by Robin Flury
  • Regency - Lady Wicked by Nadele Jacobs
  • Young Adult - Almost Cool: Confessions of the Popular Girl's Best Friend by Julie Ann Linker
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