Last night the Romantic Novelists Association hosted their annual awards ceremony, celebrating the best in romantic fiction, and we are beyond thrilled that Isabelle Broom and her novel One Thousand Stars and You won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel award for best contemporary romance!

The awards were presented by best-selling historical novelist Alison Weir at the Gladstone Library. Isabelle was also shortlisted for The Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction Award, a new prize for 2019.

Published by Michael Joseph in August 2018, One Thousand Stars and You is a heart-warming story about a woman who is forced to question the future she has laid out for herself when a chance meeting in Sri Lanka changes everything.

Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy – her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother – even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled.

Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure.

A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice’s last hurrah – her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home.

It’s also the moment she meets Max.

Alice doesn’t know it yet, but her whole life is about to change.

Max doesn’t know it yet, but he’s the one who’s going to change it.

Isabelle Broom is the author of five novels including One Thousand Stars and You and The Place We Met. She was born in Cambridge nine days before the 1980s began and studied Media Arts at the University of West London before starting a career first in local newspapers and then as a book review editor at heat magazine. She became books editor at Woman & Home in January 2019.

Isabelle recently signed a two-book deal with Hodder & Stoughton.