RITA® Winners

Below is a comprehensive list of previous winners of the RITA award.

2015 RITA Winners
Best First Book Run to You by Clara Kensie
Best Contemporary Romance: Long
Baby, It's You by Jane Graves
Best Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
One in a Million by Jill Shalvis
Best Contemporary Romance: Short
A Texas Rescue Christmas by Caro Carson
Best Erotic Romance The Saint by Tiffany Reisz
Best Historical Romance: Long
Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran
Best Historical Romance: Short
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Best Inspirational Romance
Deceived by Irene Hannon
Best Paranormal Romance
Evernight by Kristen Callihan
Best Romance Novella His Road Home by Anna Richland
Best Romantic Suspense Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb
Best Young Adult Romance Boys Like You by Juliana Stone
   
2014 RITA Winners
Best First Book The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake
Best Contemporary Romance
Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O'Keefe
Best Erotic Romance Claim Me by J. Kenner
Best Historical Romance No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean
Best Inspirational Romance Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano
Best Paranormal Romance
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Best Romance Novella
Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter
Best Romantic Suspense
Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane
Best Short Contemporary Romance
Why Resist a Rebel? by Leah Ashton
   
2013 RITA Winners
Best First Book The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance
The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
Best Historical Romance A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Best Inspirational Romance Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Best Paranormal Romance Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
Best Romance Novella Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
Best Romantic Suspense Scorched by Laura Griffin
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
Best Young Adult Romance The Farm by Emily McKay
   
2012 RITA Winners
Best First Book First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Best Contemporary Series Romance Doukakis's Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe
Best Historical Romance The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Best Inspirational Romance The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
Best Paranormal Romance Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Best Regency Historical Romance A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Best Romance Novella I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden
Best Romantic Suspense New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Best Young Adult Romance Enclave by Ann Aguirre
   
2011 RITA Winners
Best First Book Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner
Best Contemporary Series Romance Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton
Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure The Moon That Night by Helen Brenna
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
Best Historical Romance His at Night by Sherry Thomas
Best Inspirational Romance In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas
Best Paranormal Romance Unchained: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood
Best Regency Historical Romance The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
Best Romance Novella "Shifting Sea" by Virginia Kantra in Burning Up
Best Romantic Suspense Silent Scream by Karen Rose
Best Young Adult Romance The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
   
2010 RITA Winners
Best First Book One Scream Away by Kate Brady
Best Contemporary Series Romance A Not-So-Perfect Past by Beth Andrews
Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure The Soldier's Secret Daughter by Cindy Dees
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins
Best Historical Romance Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
Best Inspirational Romance The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal
Best Paranormal Romance Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
Best Regency Historical Romance What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
Best Romance Novella "The Christmas Eve Promise" by Molly O'Keefe in The Night Before Christmas
Best Romantic Suspense Whisper of Warning by Laura Griffin
Best Young Adult Romance Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
   
2009 RITA Winners
Best First Book Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Best Contemporary Series Romance A Mother's Wish by Karen Templeton
Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure Danger Signals by Kathleen Creighton
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson
Best Historical Romance The Edge of Impropriety by Pam Rosenthal
Best Inspirational Romance Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Tribute by Nora Roberts
Best Paranormal Romance Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready
Best Regency Historical Romance My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne
Best Romance Novella "The Fall of Rogue Gerard" by Stephanie Laurens in It Happened One Night
Best Romantic Suspense Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard
Best Young Adult Romance Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore
   
2008 RITA Winners
Best First Book Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey 
Best Contemporary Series Romance Snowbound by Janice Johnson
Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure  Treasure by Helen Brenna
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins
Best Historical Romance Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter
Best Inspirational Romance A Touch of Grace by Linda Goodnight
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Best Paranormal Romance Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward
Best Regency Historical Romance The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
Best Romance Novella “Born in My Heart” by Jennifer Greene in Like Mother, Like Daughter
Best Romantic Suspense Ice Blue by Anne Stuart
Best Young Adult Romance Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
   
2007 RITA Winners
Best First Book The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren
Best Contemporary Single Title Adios To My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer
Best Inspirational Romance Revealed by Tamera Alexander
Best Long Contemporary Romance The Mommy Quest by Lori Handeland
Best Long Historical Romance On the Way To the Wedding by Julia Quinn
Best Romantic Novella “Tis the Silly Season” in A NASCAR Holiday by Roxanne St. Claire
Best Paranormal Romance A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Best Romantic Suspense Blackout by Annie Solomon
Best Short Contemporary Romance From the First by Jessica Bird
Best Short Historical The Book of True Desires by Batina Krahn
Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements A Lady Raised High by Jennifer Ashley w/a Laurien Gardner
Best Traditional Romance Claiming His Family by Barbara Hannay
   
2006 RITA Winners
Best First Book Show Her The Money by Stephanie Feagan
Best Contemporary Single Title Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
Best Inspirational Romance Heavens To Betsy by Beth Pattillo
Best Long Contemporary Romance Worth Every Risk by Dianna Love Snell
Best Long Historical Romance The Devil to Pay by Liz Carlyle
Best Romantic Novella “The Naked Truth about Guys” in The Naked Truth by Alesia Holliday
Best Paranormal Romance Gabriel's Ghost by Linnea Sinclair
Best Regency Romance A Reputable Rake by Diane Gaston
Best Romantic Suspense Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
Best Short Contemporary Romance The Marriage Miracle by Liz Fielding
Best Short Historical The Texan's Reward by Jodi Thomas
Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements Lady Luck's Map of Vegas by Barbara Samuel
Best Traditional Romance Princess of Convenience by Marion Lennox
   
2005 RITA Winners
Best First Book Time Off For Good Behavior by Lani Diane Rich
Best Contemporary Single Title Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Best Inspirational Romance Grounds To Believe by Shelley Bates
Best Long Contemporary Romance John Riley's Girl by Inglath Cooper
Best Long Historical Romance Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale
Best Romantic Novella "Her Enemy" in Night's Edge by Maggie Shayne
Best Paranormal Romance Blue Moon by Lori Handeland
Best Regency Romance A Passionate Endeavor by Sophia Nash
Best Romantic Suspense I'm Watching You by Karen Rose
Best Short Contemporary Romance Miss Pruitt's Private Life by Barbara McCauley
Best Short Historical A Wanted Man by Susan Kay Law
Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements A.K.A. Goddess by Evelyn Vaughn
Best Traditional Romance Christmas Eve Marriage by Jessica Hart
   
2004 RITA Winners
Best First Book Back Roads by Susan Crandall
Best Contemporary Single Title Birthright by Nora Roberts
Best Inspirational Romance Autumn Dreams by Gayle Roper
Best Long Contemporary Romance The Top Gun's Return by Kathleen Creighton
Best Long Historical Romance The Destiny by Kathleen Givens
Best Romantic Novella "Prisoner of the Tower" in The Wedding Chase by Gayle Wilson
Best Paranormal Romance Shades of Midnight by Linda Fallon
Best Regency Romance Prospero's Daughter by Nancy Butler
Best Romantic Suspense Remember When - Part 1 by Nora Roberts
Best Short Contemporary Romance The Knight's Kiss by Nicole Burnham
Best Short Historical Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah
Best Traditional Romance Her Royal Baby by Marion Lennox
   
2003 RITA Winners
Best First Book Shades of Honor by Wendy Lindstrom
Best Contemporary Single Title No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel
Best Inspirational Romance Never Say Goodbye by Irene Hannon
Best Long Contemporary Romance Taking Cover by Catherine Mann
Best Long Historical Romance Stealing Heaven by Madeline Hunter
Best Romantic Novella “To Kiss in Shadows” by Lynn Kurland
Best Paranormal Romance Contact by Susan Grant
Best Regency Romance A Debt To Delia by Barbara Metzger
Best Romantic Suspense Three Fates by Nora Roberts
Best Short Contemporary Romance Taming The Outlaw by Cindy Kay Gerard
Best Short Historical The Bride Fair by Cheryl Reavis
Best Traditional Romance The Christmas Basket by Debbie Macomber
   
2002 RITA Winners
Best First Book The Border Bride by Elizabeth English
Best Contemporary Single Title True Confessions by Rachel Gibson
Best Inspirational Romance Beneath a Southern Sky by Deborah Raney
Best Long Contemporary Romance Coming Home To You by Fay Robinson
Best Long Historical Romance The Bridal Season by Connie Brockway
Best Romantic Novella "I Will" from Wish List by Lisa Kleypas
Best Paranormal Romance Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
Best Regency Romance Much Obliged by Jessica Benson
Best Romantic Suspense The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Best Short Contemporary Romance A Long Hot Christmas by Barbara Daly
Best Short Historical Tempt Me Twice by Barbara Dawson Smith
Best Traditional Romance Quinn's Complete Seduction by Sandra Steffen
   
2001 RITA Winners
Best First Book A Man Like Mac by Fay Robinson
Best Contemporary Single Title First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Best Inspirational Romance The Shepherd's Voice by Robin Lee Hatcher
Best Long Contemporary Romance Rogue's Reform by Marilyn Pappano
Best Long Historical Romance Devilish by Jo Beverley
Best Romantic Novella "Final Approach to Forever" (from Once Upon A Dream) by Merline Lovelace
Best Paranormal Romance The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning
Best Regency Romance A Grand Design by Emma Jensen
Best Romantic Suspense Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts
Best Short Contemporary Romance It Takes A Rebel by Stephanie Bond

Best Short Historical

The Mistress by Susan Wiggs
Best Traditional Romance The Best Man & The Bridesmaid by Liz Fielding
   
2000 RITA Winners
Best First Book The Maiden and The Unicorn by Isolde Martyn
Best Contemporary Single Title Body Guard by Suzanne Brockmann
Best Inspirational Romance Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson
Best Long Contemporary Romance Undercover Princess by Suzanne Brockmann
Best Long Historical Romance Silken Threads by Patricia Ryan
Best Romantic Novella Starry, Starry Night by Marianne Willman
Best Paranormal Romance Nell by Jeanette Baker
Best Regency Romance The Rake's Retreat by Nancy Butler
Best Romantic Suspense The Bride's Protector by Gayle Wilson
Best Short Contemporary Romance The Stardust Cowboy by Anne McAllister
Best Short Historical The Proposition by Judith Ivory
Best Traditional Romance Annie, Get Your Groom by Kristin Gabriel
   
1999 RITA Winners
Best First Book My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
Best Contemporary Single Title Dream A Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Best Inspirational Romance Patterns of Love by Robin Lee Hatcher
Best Long Contemporary Romance Meant to Be Married by Ruth Wind
Best Long Historical Romance My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
Best Paranormal Romance The Bride Finder by Susan Carroll
Best Regency Romance His Grace Endures by Emma Jenson
Best Romantic Suspense Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
Best Short Contemporary Romance The Notorious Groom by Caroline Cross

Best Short Historical

Merely Married by Patricia Coughlin
Best Traditional Romance Monday Man by Kristin Gabriel
   
1998 RITA Winners
Best First Book Brazen Angel by Elizabeth Boyle
Best Contemporary Single Title Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Best Inspirational Romance Homeward by Melody Carlson
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Reckless by Ruth Wind
Best Long Historical Romance Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne
Best Paranormal Romance FireHawk by Justine Dare
Best Regency Romance Love's Reward by Jean R. Ewing
Best Romantic Suspense On the Way to a Wedding by Ingrid Weaver
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Nobody's Princess by Jennifer Greene
Best Short Historical Heart of a Knight by Barbara Samuel
Best Traditional Romance His Brother's Child by Lucy Gordon
RWA's Favorite Book of 1997 Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
   
1997 RITA Winners
Best First Book Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland
Best Contemporary Single Title Daniel’s Gift by Barbara Freethy
Best Inspirational Romance The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Wild Blood by Naomi Horton
Best Long Historical Romance Conor’s Way by Laura Lee Guhrke
Best Paranormal Romance Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland
Best Regency Romance The Lady’s Companion by Carla Kelly
Best Romantic Suspense See How They Run by Bethany Campbell
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Cowboy Pride by Anne McAllister
Best Short Historical Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
Best Traditional Romance Her Very Own Husband by Lauryn Chandler
   
1996 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1995 Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
Best First Book The Warlord by Elizabeth Elliot
Best Contemporary Single Title Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
Best Inspirational Romance As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance The Morning Side of Dawn by Justine Davis
Best Long Historical Romance Something Shady by Pamela Morsi
Best Paranormal Romance The Covenant by Modean Moon
Best Regency Romance Gwen’s Christmas Ghost by Lynn Kerstan and Alicia Rasley
Best Romantic Suspense Winter’s Edge by Anne Stuart
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Single Dad by Jennifer Greene
Best Short Historical Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Best Traditional Romance Stranger in Her Arms by Elizabeth Sites
Best Young Adult Romance Runaway by Cheryl Zach
   
1995 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1994 It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Best First Book Ghostly Enchantment by Angie Ray
Best Contemporary Single Title Again by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Best Historical To Tame a Texan’s Heart by Jodi Thomas
Best Inspirational Romance An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Soldier’s Heart by Kathleen Korbel
Best Long Historical Romance Dancing on the Wind by Mary Jo Putney
Best Paranormal Romance Lord of the Storm by Justine Davis
Best Regency Romance Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
Best Romantic Suspense Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
Best Traditional Romance Oh Baby! by Lauryn Chandler
Best Young Adult Romance Second to None by Arleynn Presser
   
1994 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1993 Lord of the Night by Susan Wiggs
Best First Book A Candle in the Dark by Megan Chance
Best Contemporary Single Title Private Scandals by Nora Roberts
Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Falling Angel by Anne Stuart
Best Historical Series My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley
Best Historical Single Title Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Dragonslayer by Emilie Richards
Best Regency Romance Deidre and Don Juan by Jo Beverley
Best Romantic Suspense Nightshade by Nora Roberts
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Avenging Angel by Glenna McReynolds
Best Traditional Romance Annie and the Wise Men by Lindsay Longford
Best Young Adult Romance Summer Lightning by Wendy Corsi Staub
   
1993 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1992 Come Spring by Jill Marie Landis
Best First Book Trust Me by Jeane Renick
Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Emily’s Ghost by Antoinette Stokenberg
Best Historical Series The Prisoner by Cheryl Reavis
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance The Silence of Midnight by Karen Young
Best Regency Romance An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley
Best Romantic Suspense Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Navarrone by Helen R. Myers
Best Single Title Contemporary This Time Forever by Kathleen Eagle
Best Single Title Historical Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
Best Traditional Romance Father Goose by Marie Ferrarella
Best Young Adult Romance Song of the Buffalo Boy by Sherry Garland
   
1992 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1991 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Best First Book Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Angel for Hire by Justine Davis
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Rose for Maggie by Kathleen Korbel
Best Regency Romance Emily and the Dark Angel by Jo Beverley
Best Romantic Suspense Night Shift by Nora Roberts
Best Series Historical The Tender Texan by Jodi Thomas
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance A Human Touch by Glenda Sanders
Best Single Title Contemporary A Man to Die For by Eileen Dreyer
Best Single Title Historical Courting Miss Hattie by Pamela Morsi
Best Traditional Romance Every Kind of Heaven by Bethany Campbell
Best Young Adult Romance Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep by Lurlene McDaniel
   
1991 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1990 The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
Best First Book Black Horse Island by Dee Holmes
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Patrick Gallagher’s Widow by Cheryl Reavis
Best Regency Romance The Sandalwood Princess by Loretta Chase
Best Romantic Suspense Night Spice by Karen Keast
Best Series Historical A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Step Into My Parlor by Jan Hudson
Best Single Title Historical Where Love Dwells by Elizabeth Stuart
Best Traditional Romance Song of the Lorelei by Lucy Gordon
   
1990 RITA Winners
Best Romance of 1989 Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
Best First Book Out of the Blue by Alaina Hawthorne
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance The Ice Cream Man by Kathleen Korbel
Best Regency Romance The Rake and the Reformer by Mary Jo Putney
Best Romantic Suspense Perchance to Dream by Kathleen Korbel
Best Series Historical Silver Noose by Patricia Gardner
Best Short Contemporary Series Romance Night of the Hunter by Jennifer Greene
Best Single Title Contemporary Private Relations by Diane Chamberlain
Best Single Title Historical The Bride by Julie Garwood
Best Traditional Romance Rhapsody in Bloom by Mona Van Wieren
Best Young Adult Romance Renee by Vivan Schurfranz
   
1989 Golden Medallion* Winners (*The RITA was formerly called the Golden Medallion.)
Best Historical Romance Sunflower by Jill Marie Landis
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Crime of the Heart by Cheryl Reavis
Best Regency Romance Brighton Road by Susan Caroll
Best Short Contemporary Romance Winter’s Daughter by Kathleen Creighton
Best Single Title Romance Leaves of Fortune by Linda Barlow
Best Suspense Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts
Best Traditional Romance Flirtation River by Bethany Campbell
Best Young Adult Romance The Ghosts of Stony Cove by Eileen Charbonneau
   
1988 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Historical Romance The Gamble by LaVyrle Spencer
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance In the Defense of Love by Kathleen Creighton
Best Regency Romance Sugar Rose by Susan Carroll
Best Short Contemporary Romance Stolen Moments by Terri Herrington
Best Single Title Romance Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky
Best Traditional Romance It Takes a Thief by Rita Rainville
Best Young Adult Romance Does Your Nose Get in the Way, Too? by Arlene Erlbach
   
1987 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Historical Romance By Right of Arms by Robyn Carr
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance One Summer by Nora Roberts
Best Regency Romance Lord Abberley’s Nemesis by Amanda Scott
Best Short Contemporary Romance Still Waters by Kathleen Creighton
Best Single Title Romance Sunshine and Shadow by Tom and Sharon Curtis
Best Traditional Romance Opal Fire by Sandy Dengler
Best Young Adult Romance Video Fever by Kathleen Garvey
   
1986 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Historical Romance Not So Wild a Dream by Francine Rivers
Best Inspirational Romance From This Day Forward by Kathleen Karr
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance Today, Tomorrow and Always by Georgia Bockoven
Best Regency Romance The Beauty’s Daughter by Monette Cummings
Best Short Contemporary Romance Much Needed Holiday by Joan Hohl
Best Single Title Romance Banish Misfortune by Anne Stuart
Best Traditional Romance The Crystal Unicorn by Doreen Malek
Best Young Adult Romance Waiting for Amanda by Cheryl Zach
   
1985 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Historical Romance Twice Loved by LaVyrle Spencer
Best Inspirational Romance For the Love of Mike by Charlotte Nichols
Best Long Contemporary Series Romance A Matter of Choice by Nora Roberts
Best Mainstream After All These Years by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Best Regency Romance The Lurid Lady Lockport by Kasey Micheals
Best Short Contemporary Romance Opposites Attract by Nora Roberts
Best Traditional Romance The Karas Cup by Brittany Young
Best Young Adult Romance The Frog Princess by Cheryl Zach
   
1984 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Category Historical Romance The Clergyman’s Daughter by Julie Jeffries
Best Contemporary Under 65,000 words Memory and Desire by Eileen Bryan
Best Contemporary 65-80,000 words This Magic Moment by Nora Roberts & Destiny's Sweet Errand by Deirdre Mardon
Best Contemporary over 80,000 words Research was unclear
Best Historical Romance Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer
Best Traditional Romance Untamed by Nora Roberts
Best Young Adult Romance Julie’s Magic Moment by Barbara Bartholomew
   
1983 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Category Historical Romance Defiant Love by Mara Seger
Best Contemporary Mainstream Romance Opal Fires by Lynda Trent
Best Contemporary Sensual Romance The Heart’s Victory by Nora Roberts
Best Contemporary Sweet Romance Renegade Player by Dixie Browning
Best Mainstream Historical Romance The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
Best Young Adult Romance Andrea by Jo Stewart
   
1982 Golden Medallion Winners
Best Category Contemporary Romance Winner Take All by Brooke Hastings
Best Category Historical Romance Rendezvous at Gramercy by Constance Ravenlock
Best Mainstream Category Romance The Sun Dancers by Barbara Faith
Best Mainstream Historical Romance Day Beyond Destiny by Anna James