2017 Pages From The Heart Contest Finalists


From The Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) would like to

thank all participants in the 2017 Pages From The Heart Contest.


We are pleased to announce the first-round finalists!


Published Author Division

 Contemporary Long

From My Balcony by Patricia Bond

A Match Made in Heaven by Peggy Jaeger

Trusting Bliss by Shaila Patel

Pictures of You by M.C. Vaughan


Contemporary Short

Stroke by Marie Booth

Someone She Once Knew by Melissa Klein

Hearts on Hold by Makenna Lee

Long Arm of the Law by Michelle Libby**



Mercy of the Lawless by J.A. Dennam

The Package Deal by Jeanne M. Dickson

Buying Max by Marin McGinnis 

Courtship of Lies by LaVerne St. George


Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel

Remembrance in Death by Kathryn Faye

The Witch of the Hills by J. M. Fraser

Wanted By The Werewolf Prince by Kara Lockharte

Wilt by Harlowe Wilde


Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Saving Shannon by Rachel Brimble

Stay Hidden by Leigh Fleming

Dangerous Temptation by Sarah Leyton

His Secret Lies by Sharla Wylde


Unpublished Author Division

 Contemporary Long

Played by Melanie Bruce

Blue Hawaiian by Carla Luna Cullen**

Forbidden Paradise by Barbara Forlenza

Halleholm by Ruth Kvarnstrom-Jones


Contemporary Short

The Reluctant Cowboy by Laura Elizabeth auraeliz529

Love on the Books by Betsy Gray**

Max’s Mistress by Karen Matheny

Jesse’s Girl by Tara September



At Bealtaine’s Bidding by Mary-Teresa Heath

Sweet Prairie Dreams by Cindy Regnier

Where the Meadowlands are Green by Hannah Felicia Singerman

Sweet Celeste by Aster Stillwell


Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel

Midnight’s Captive by Heather Greye

Time After Time by Nancy Litzau

East Pluto by Cheryl P. Rider**

Spiked by Cheryl P. Rider**


Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Forgive and Forever by Carla Conrad

Beyond Paradise by Barbara Forlenza

Zapata by Mary Mast Johnson

The Fire Beckons by Lynnette Labelle


Young Adult

Precious by Susan Chapek

Below the Surface by Arel Jansen

The End List by Laura Mitzner

The Break-up Instructions by Margot Radcliffe



Hero of our Heart Award

Hero Derek Bronson in Stay Hidden by Leigh Fleming

Hero Ash Cutter in Midnight’s Captive by Heather Greye

Hero Adam Bliss in Trusting Bliss by Shaila Patel

Hero Alexander Grayson in Courtship of Lies by LaVerne St. George


** Members of FTHRW


Congratulations to the finalists! Good luck in the final round!










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