2019 Golden Heart Winners

Romance Writers of America announced the winners of the 2019 Golden Heart® Awards on July 25 in New York City, New York. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts. Congratulations to this year's winners!


Contemporary Romance Winner

Rosie Danan
Never Have I Ever by Rosie Danan

Historical Romance Winner

Emily Sullivan
Tempting the Heiress by Emily Sullivan

Paranormal Romance Winner

Heather Leonard
Bless Your Heart and Other Southern Curses by Heather Leonard

Romantic Suspense Winner

Angie Hockman
The Hustler by Angie Hockman

Contemporary Romance: Short Winner

Betsy Gray
Love on the Books by Betsy Gray

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance Winner

Melissa Wiesner
Everything Comes Back to You by Melissa Wiesner

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements Winner

Martha Hutchens
The Promise of Spring by Martha Hutchens

Young Adult Romance Winner

Susan Lee
Dragged! by Susan Lee