‘Highland Storms’ a Winner!!!

I still can’t quite believe it, but at the wonderful RNA Awards Event yesterday, in the Gladstone Library at One Whitehall Place, Highland Storms won the RoNA for Best Historical Romantic Novel!!!

The shortlist for that category comprised some amazing novels by Jean Fullerton, Rachel Hore, Marina Fiorato and Christie Dickason, so I felt very honoured to be in their company, let alone be given this award!  Huge thanks to the readers, the organiser and the RNA.

Below are some photos from the event and also of the beautiful bouquet of flowers which I’ve just received from my lovely mum, to whom Highland Storms is dedicated – thank you!  Many thanks also to everyone who has congratulated me, I really appreciate your support!

You can read more about the awards on the RNA website and on the special Awards website here.

Almost forgot – fellow Choc-Liteer Jane Lovering won Best Romantic Comedy with her brilliant Please Don’t Stop the Music and Kate Johnson was shortlisted with her wonderful novel The Untied Kingdom – congratulations to them too!

Official photo by Marte Lundby Rekaa

With fellow Choc Lit authors Kate Johnson and Jane Lovering


  1. Fabulous photos, but being there in person and seeing your face when you won was just wonderful!

    Comment by Henriette Gyland — March 6, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

  2. And you forgot to mention that you looked beautiful in your lovely dress and boots!

    Comment by Jane Lovering — March 6, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

  3. So wish I’d been there. But brilliant photos, lovely to be able to picture it. Your jacket looks amazing (as does the award!).

    Comment by Gill Stewart — March 6, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

  4. Congratulations! I was so excited to hear you’d won.

    Comment by Debs Carr — March 6, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

  5. Thank you everyone!
    Henri, I remember what YOU looked like when you won at FoR last year :)…
    Jane – I’m going to copy you next year and wear flat boots, so much more sensible! (my feet are still screaming)
    Gill – thanks, glad you like them!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — March 6, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

  6. Thank you, Debs! I’m still walking on air 🙂

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — March 6, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

  7. Awesome news to hear. Very well deserved 🙂

    Comment by Tina Brown — March 8, 2012 @ 11:50 am

  8. Thanks, Tina – wish you could have been there!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — March 8, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

  9. Hi Christinia, I know I have already congratulated you but I had not seen this page before, will be able to link to it from my forthcoming review.

    Comment by LindyLouMac in Italy — April 1, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  10. Thanks LindyLou, that’s great!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — April 12, 2012 @ 9:56 am

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