Fife author shortlisted for romantic novel award

Fife author Jenny Colgan. Image, taken by Charlie Hopkinson, provided by Romantic Novelists Association.
Fife author Jenny Colgan. Image, taken by Charlie Hopkinson, provided by Romantic Novelists Association.

Bestselling Fife novelist Jenny Colgan, has been shortlisted for the 2018 RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) in the Romantic Comedy Novel category.

Jenny previously won Romantic Novel of the Year in 2013.

Front cover of The Summer Seaside Kitchen, by Jenny Colgan. Image provided by the Romantic Novelists Association.

Front cover of The Summer Seaside Kitchen, by Jenny Colgan. Image provided by the Romantic Novelists Association.

Her novel The Summer Seaside Kitchen, published by Sphere, is set on the fictional Scottish Island of Mure. It tells the story of Flora who is sure that exchanging the quiet Scottish island where she grew up for the hustle of the city was the right choice. But a client’s demands mean she is suddenly swept back into life on Mure - with the unexpected opportunity to explore a love of cooking and confront past mistakes.

Nicola Cornick, RNA chair, said: “The breadth of fiction which features on this year’s shortlist is a brilliant illustration of what a broad spectrum the romance genre encompasses. I’m delighted that this year’s contending novels explore some profound and thought provoking themes.Our awards celebrate the many shades of romantic fiction, highlighting the wide appeal of the genre and some of the best examples from the last year.”

David Headley, managing director of Goldsboro Books, said: “The range of themes explored in this year’s shortlist is a testament to the many facets of the romantic fiction genre and Goldsboro Books is delighted to be sponsoring the awards for a third year, and bringing these diverse and entertaining books to readers’ attention.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on March 5.