We are unbelievably excited that Victoria Walters, and her wonderful novel Coming Home to Glendale Hall, have been shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Novel Award at this year’s Romantic Novel Awards. Celebrating the best in romantic fiction, the RNAs are the only literary award that recognises excellence in the genre. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, held at the Leonardo Royal London City Hotel on Monday 2nd March, and presented by writer and performer Jenny Eclair. Coming Home to Glendale Hall was published by Hera Books in September 2019.

Beth Williams is finally coming home for Christmas. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from her family and the imposing Scottish estate where she grew up, working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle – but now she’s returning to Glendale Hall.

As Beth tries to mend her broken family ties, and fights to bring the community of Glendale back together, she realises that the story she has told herself for a decade might well be a very different one from the truth. Even though she ran from Glendale it has never left her heart. And, she soon realises, neither has Drew – Beth’s first love.

Will Beth be able to forgive her mother and grandmother (and herself) for what happened ten years ago? What will Drew say when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him for so long? Can a festive trail bring the village back together?

Will Christmas work its magic on Glendale – or will Beth be forced to run away from it all over again?

A charming, uplifting novel that will warm your heart – the perfect read to curl up with this autumn. Fans of Trisha Ashley, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will love this gorgeously romantic read.

Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of two novels, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE, and SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFÉ. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won vast reader acclaim.

As well as being an author, Victoria also works as a Waterstones bookseller. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter), and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.

Read the RNA article here.