ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA'S RITA AWARD FOR BEST REGENCY ROMANCE NOVEL
1985-2002

Romance novels currently constitute 54% of popular paperback fiction purchased in the United States. More than 41 million people in the U.S. read romance novels. The Romance Weiters of America present the RITA Award (or Golden Medallion) each year to works published in several romance categories. The following list gives winners and their works in the category of  Regency Romance Novel (romances set in England in the early 1800s).

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2002 Jessica Benson Much Obliged
2001 Emma Jensen A Grand Design
2000 Nancy Butler The Rake's Retyreat
1999 Emma Jensen His Grace Endures
1998 Jean R. Ewing Love's Reward
1997 Carla Kelly The Lady's Companion
1996 Lynn Kerstan, Alicia Rasley Gwen's Christmas Ghost
1995 Carla Kelly Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand
1994 Jo Beverley Deirdre and Don Juan
1993 Jo Beverley An Unwilling Bride
1992 Jo Beverley An Arranged Marriage
1991 Loretta Chase The Sandalwood Princess
1990 Mary Jo Putney The Rake and the Reformer
1989 Susan Carroll Brighton Road
1988 Susan Carroll Sugar Rose
1987 Amanda Scott Lord Abberley's Nemesis
1986 Monette Cummings The Beauty's Daughter
1985 Kasey Michaels The Lurid Lady of Lockport

 
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