Charlotte Betts wins RoNA Award

February 27, 2013

WordWatchers’ own Charlotte Betts was in London last night for the RoNA Awards, where she was delighted to pick up best Historical Romantic Novel for 2013 with her wonderful 17th-Century romance, The Apothecary’s Daughter.  Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan were there to present Charlotte with her award.

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley with the award winners

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley with the award winners

News of the win reached us as tweets from the event started to appear, including this lovely accolade from fellow short-lister, Susanna Kearsely

and then congratulations from Charlotte’s publisher Little, Brown, via Charlie King, Marketing Director:

The award is well-deserved recognition of Charlotte’s talent and continued hard work, not only on The Apothecary’s Daughter, but also on her two subsequent books, of which The Painter’s Apprentice has also had its brush with award ceremony success when it was short-listed for The Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award 2012.

The RoNA award for TAD, as Charlotte’s winner is affectionately known here at WordWatchers, will find itself in good company, with previous recognition coming from various sources:

So, with her RoNA to add to the list, Charlotte is rightly thrilled, and we’re hugely proud.  Well done, Charlotte!


* I can’t resist also pointing out that the YouWriteOn Novel of the Year Award for 2009 went to WordWatcher alumni member Katherine Webb, with The Legacy.

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