Festival of Romance Fun!

Just back from the Festival of Romance weekend in Bedford, and what a weekend it turned out to be!  The Silent Touch of Shadows won the Best Historical Read category of the FoR Awards, which was an absolutely wonderful surprise!  Especially as I was up against such amazing books, all written by my lovely friends as I mentioned in the last post.  Huge thanks to the organiser of FoR, Kate Allan, the organiser of the FoR Awards, Sarah Taylor, and the reading panel led by Louise Graham!

That wasn’t all though as my lovely publisher Choc Lit also won a prize – Publisher of the Year – which was brilliant!  Huge congratulations to everyone on the Choc Lit team 🙂

Here are some photos from the Awards Ball, courtesy of Liz Fenwick and Michael Matthews – many thanks to them for allowing me to post these!

Me and Sue Moorcroft (winner in the contemporary category last year) who presented the prize

The nominees (from left) - me, Liz Harris, Nicola Cornick, Jenny Barden, Jean Fullerton and Charlotte Betts, plus Sue Moorcroft


  1. Congratulations once more, Christina! It was a great evening. And it went on a long time. x

    Comment by Sue Moorcroft — November 20, 2012 @ 7:15 am

  2. Huge congratulations – much deserved! That was a great party too…

    Comment by Celia Anderson — November 20, 2012 @ 7:26 am

  3. Once again, congratulations, Christina!

    Liz X

    Comment by Liz Harris — November 20, 2012 @ 7:37 am

  4. Lovely photos! And your win was well-deserved, Christina; I thoroughly enjoyed The Silent Touch of Shadows – an evocative title and a good read.

    Comment by Alison Morton — November 20, 2012 @ 8:42 am

  5. Thanks everyone! Yes, a lovely evening (although very long, as you said Sue :))
    Alison – thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — November 20, 2012 @ 9:53 am

  6. I am so pleased for you Christina and The Silent Touch of Shadows really deserves that award, it’s a fantastic book.

    Comment by Sarah Callejo — November 20, 2012 @ 10:04 am

  7. A great read, Christina, and well-deserved win!

    Comment by Margaret James — November 20, 2012 @ 10:16 am

  8. Congratulations Christina!

    Comment by Hywela Lyn — November 20, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

  9. Glad everyone had such a good time, and congratulations to Pia, and to Choc Lit.

    Comment by Liv Thomas — November 21, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

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