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The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband on the NYT bestseller list

On June 7th, 2017, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.


Because of Miss Bridgerton included on the ALA’s 2017 Listen List

Because of Miss Bridgerton was chosen as one of twelve audiobooks for the American Library Association’s 2017 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. According to the ALA website: “The 2017 committee listened to 1,919 hours of audiobooks, evaluated over 200 titles, debated 45 nominations, and narrowed the field to the final twelve winners. This award highlights extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them.” Click for an audio excerpt, and congratulations to narrator Rosalyn Landor!


Because of Miss Bridgerton a Goodreads Best Romance of 2016 Nominee

Because of Miss Bridgerton was a nominee for Goodreads’ Best Romance of 2016. While the ultimate winner ended up being It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, Because of Miss Bridgerton received 18,627 votes!


Mr. Cavendish, I Presume on the NYT bestseller list

On October 19, 2008, Mr. Cavendish, I Presume debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. NUMBER 1!


The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After on the USA Today Bestseller List

A USA Today bestseller!


The Lady Most Willing… on the USA Today Bestseller List

Three weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


The Lady Most Willing… receives a Library Journal star.

Starred review, Library Journal.


The Lady Most Likely… A Book Club Selection

A Main Selection of the Rhapsody Book Club and a Featured Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Book Club.


The Lady Most Likely… on the NYT Bestseller List

Debuted at #8 on the New York Times mass market paperback list.


The Lady Most Likely… on the USA Today Bestseller List

Four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


The Lady Most Likely… on Romance Author Jeopardy

On the AvonRomance blog, JQ, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway are contestants on the first (and quite possibly the last) episode of Romance Author Jeopardy!


Lady Whistledown Strikes Back a RITA Finalist

Julia Quinn was a double finalist in the Best Romantic Novella Category of the 2005 RITA Awards. “The First Kiss” was up against “A Tale of Two Sisters” (from Where’s My Hero?). Alas, neither won. The eventual winner was “Her Enemy” in Night’s Edge by Maggie Shayne. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing.


Lady Whistledown Strikes Back on the NYT Bestseller List

Lady Whistledown Strikes Back spent four weeks on each of the USA Today and the New York Times Extended bestseller lists.


Where’s My Hero? a RITA Finalist

Julia Quinn was a double finalist in the Best Romantic Novella Category of the 2005 RITA Awards. “A Tale of Two Sisters” was up against “The First Kiss” (from Lady Whistledown Strikes Back). Alas, neither won. The eventual winner was “Her Enemy” in Night’s Edge by Maggie Shayne. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing.


Where’s My Hero? on the USA Today Bestseller List

Three weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


Where’s My Hero? named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2003

“Where’s My Hero?” was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2003 by the editors at Amazon.com.


The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown a RITA Finalist

“36 Valentines” was a finalist in the 2004 RITA Awards for Best Romantic Novella. (As was “Two Hearts,” Karen Hawkins’s contribution to the anthology.) The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. The eventual winner was “Prisoner in the Tower” in The Wedding Chase by Gayle Wilson.


The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown on the NYT Bestseller List

The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown was one of the first romance anthologies ever to reach bestseller status. It debuted on the NYT bestseller list at #15 on the USA Today list at #17.


The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown in Time Magazine

Julia Quinn (and The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown) was featured in a full page article in the February 3, 2003 issue of TIME Magazine (cover at right), page 64. The article talks about JQ and her upcoming release as well as the romance industry as a whole.


The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown A Book Club Selection

A Featured Alternate Selection of the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs.


Scottish Brides on the USA Today Bestseller List

Two weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


Because of Miss Bridgerton on Buzzfeed

#7 on Buzzfeed’s List of the 14 Most Buzzed About Books of 2016.


Because of Miss Bridgerton on the NYT bestseller list

Because of Miss Bridgerton cemented #2 as Julia Quinn’s favorite number. It reached #2 on the New York Times Mass Market Bestseller list, #2 on the New York Times E-Book Fiction Bestseller List, #2 on the New York Times Combined Print and E-Book Fiction Bestseller List. And on the USA Today bestseller list… #2!


The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy is a New York Times Print Bestseller

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy debuted at #2 on the New York Times print bestseller list for the week of February 15, 2015.


The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy on the USA Today Bestseller List

Four weeks on the USA Today list, peaking at #9.


The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy 2016 Audie finalist

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy was a finalist in the 2016 Audie awards for best romance audiobook. Congratulations to narrator Rosalyn Landor!


The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy is a RITA finalist

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy was a finalist in the 2016 RITA Awards in the Short Historical category. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. The eventual winner was It Started With a Scandal by Julie Anne Long.


The Sum of All Kisses on the NYT Bestseller List

Five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #3.


The Sum of All Kisses on the USAToday Bestseller List

Four weeks on the USA Today list.


A Night Like This on the NYT Bestseller List

A Night Like This spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, peaking at #4.


A Night Like This on the USA Today Bestseller List

A Night Like This spent five weeks on the USA Today list, debuting at #10.


A Night Like This is Library Journal’s Top Summer Romance Read.

A Night Like This was selected as Library Journal’s top Summer Romance Read of 2012.


Just Like Heaven on the USA Today Bestseller List

Five weeks on the USA Today list, debuting at #6.


Just Like Heaven A Book Club Selection

A Main Selection of the Rhapsody Book Club and a Featured Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Book Club.


Ten Things I Love About You named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2010

Top Ten for Ten Things! Ten Things I Love About You was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2010 by the editors at Amazon.com. This is the TENTH time one of Julia Quinn’s books has appeared on this list


Ten Things I Love About You on the USA Today Bestseller List

Five Weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


Ten Things I Love About You on the NYT Bestseller List

Ten Things I Love About You debuted at #7 on the New York Times mass market paperback list. Thanks to everyone who made it a bestseller, and don’t miss JQ’s ode to her readers.


What Happens in London Wins the 2009 RITA Award

What Happens in London was named Best Long Historical Romance of the year in the 2009 RITA Awards. This was JQ’s third win, and with it she became the twelfth author to be inducted into Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame.


What Happens in London on the NYT Bestseller List

What Happens in London debuted at #4 on the New York Times mass market fiction bestseller list for the week of July 19, 2009.


What Happens in Londonon the USA Today Bestseller List

Five weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


What Happens in London named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2009

What Happens in London was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2009 by the editors at Amazon.com.


What Happens in London on the RUSA Reading List

What Happens in London won top honors in the RUSA Reading list for genre fiction in the romance category. RUSA, a division of the American Library Association established the Reading List Awards in 2007 to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.


Mr. Cavendish, I Presume is a RITA finalist

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume was a finalist in the 2003 RITA Awards in the Regency Romance category. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. The eventual winner was My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne.


Mr. Cavendish, I Presume on the USA Today Bestseller List

Four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


Mr. Cavendish, I Presume named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2008

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2008 by the editors at Amazon.com.


The Lost Duke of Wyndham in Soap Opera Digest

The Lost Duke of Wyndham was featured in Soap Opera Digest in an interview with Ewa da Cruz, the model that graces the cover of JQ’s latest book.


The Lost Duke of Wyndham on the NYT Bestseller list

Four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #2.


The Lost Duke of Wyndham on the USA Today bestseller list

Four weeks on the USA Today list, debuting at #6.


The Lost Duke of Wyndham a book club selection

A main selection of the Rhapsody Book Club and a Featured alternate selection of the Doubleday Book Club.


The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever wins the 2007 RITA Award

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever was named Best Regency Romance of the year in the 2007 RITA Awards. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. JQ achieved a rare back-to-back win with this honor; she won the year before for On the Way to the Wedding.


The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever on the NYT Bestseller List

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever hit every major bestseller list: #2 in Publishers Weekly, #3 in the New York Times, #4 in the USA Today bestseller lists.


The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever Book Club Selection

A Main Selection of the Rhapsody Book Club and a featured alternate selection of the Doubleday Book Club.


On the Way to the Wedding on the NYT bestseller list

Four weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, peaking at #6. It also spent six weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, and four on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.


On the Way to the Wedding on the PW Bestseller list

Four weeks as a Publishers Weekly bestseller, rising as high as #7.


On the Way to the Wedding is a RITA winner

On the Way to the Wedding was named Best Long Historical Romance of the year in the 2007 RITA Awards. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing.


On the Way to the Wedding named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2006

On the Way to the Wedding was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2006 by the editors at Amazon.com


On the Way to the Wedding a bestseller in Brazil

A bestseller in Brazil: On the Way to the Wedding spent ten weeks on that country’s PublishNews fiction bestseller list, peaking at #7.


It’s In His Kiss on the NYT Bestseller List

It’s In His Kiss spent four weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, making its debut at #7


It’s in His Kiss receives coveted Publishers Weekly star.

It’s in His Kiss received a starred review, Publishers Weekly: “the most entertaining romance so far this year!”


It’s in His Kiss named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2005

Selected by Amazon.com as one of the ten best romance novels of 2005


It’s In His Kiss a bestseller in Brazil

A bestseller in Brazil: It’s In His Kiss spent three full months on that country’s PublishNews fiction bestseller list, rising all the way to #2.


When He Was Wicked on the NYT Bestseller List

When He Was Wicked spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, making its debut at #5.


When He Was Wicked on the USA Today bestseller list

Five weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, peaking at #9.


When He Was Wicked is a National Bestseller

Four weeks as a Publishers Weekly bestseller, two of them at #7.


When He Was Wicked named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2004

When He Was Wicked was named one of the ten Best Romances of 2004 by the editors at Amazon.com.


When He Was Wicked a bestseller in Brazil

When He Was Wicked spent twelve weeks on that country’s PublishNews Fiction bestseller list, reaching a high point at #5.


Romancing Mister Bridgerton is one of RWA’s Top Ten books of 2002

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton was chosen by popular vote as one of Romance Writers of America’s Top Ten Books of 2002.


Romancing Mister Bridgerton on the NYT Bestseller List

Four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, peaking at #9.


Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a RITA finalist

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton was a finalist in the 2003 RITA Awards in the Long Historical category. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. The eventual winner was Stealing Heaven by Madeline Hunter.


Romancing Mister Bridgerton named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2002

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2002 by the editors at Amazon.com.


Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a National Bestseller

Romancing Mister Bridgerton spent six weeks on the USA Today bestseller list and four weeks on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.


To Sir Phillip, With Love RWA Top Ten

To Sir Phillip, With Love was chosen by popular vote as one of Romance Writers of America’s Top Ten Books of 2003.


To Sir Phillip, With Love on the NYT Bestseller List

To Sir Phillip, With Love spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, peaking at #6.


To Sir Phillip, With Love on the PW Bestseller list

Named one of the six best original mass market paperbacks of 2003 by Publishers Weekly. To Sir Phillip, With Love also spent 5 weeks on the PW bestseller list, including one at #4.


To Sir Phillip, With Love on the USA Today Bestseller List

Six weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.


To Sir Phillip, With Love named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2003

#8 bestselling romance of 2003 at Amazon.com


Just Like Heaven on the NYT Bestseller List

Just Like Heaven debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list for the week of June 9, 2011.


An Offer From a Gentleman on the USA Today Bestseller List

Six weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, peaking at #15.


An Offer from a Gentleman is a national bestseller

Bestselling Original Historical Romance of 2001, Waldenbooks


An Offer From a Gentleman on the PW Bestseller list

Three weeks on the Publishers Weekly Mass Market bestseller list, reaching #8.


An Offer From a Gentleman on the NYT Bestseller List

An Offer From a Gentleman was #14 on the New York Times bestseller list for July 22, 2001. This was JQ’s first appearance on this prestigious list, and every single one of her novels since then has been a New York Times bestseller.


The Viscount Who Loved Me on the USA Today bestseller list

Four weeks on the USA Today Bestseller list, peaking at #60.


The Viscount Who Loved Me on the PW Bestseller list

Two weeks on the Publishers Weekly Mass Market Bestseller list


The Viscount Who Loved Me is a National Bestseller

#18 on The New York Times Extended Bestseller list. The Viscount Who Loved Me spent four weeks total on this list.


The Viscount Who Loved Me is a RITA Finalist

The Viscount Who Loved Me was a finalist in the 2001 RITA Awards in the Long Historical category. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. The eventual winner was Devilish by Jo Beverley.


The Duke and I is a RITA Finalist

The Duke and I was a finalist in the 2001 RITA Awards in the Short Historical category. The RITAs are awarded by Romance Writers of America and are the highest honor in romance writing. The eventual winner was The Mistress by Susan Wiggs.


The Duke and I on the NYT bestseller list

Three weeks on the New York Times Extended Bestseller list, two weeks on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list, and five on the USA Today bestseller list.


The Duke and I named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 2000

The Duke and I was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 2000 by the editors at Amazon.com. For a look at the entire list, click here.


The Duke and I A Book Club Selection

A Featured Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Bookclub.


How to Marry a Marquis on the USA Today bestseller list

How to Marry a Marquis spent four weeks on the USA Today Bestseller list (peaking at #78).


How to Marry a Marquis named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 1999

How to Marry a Marquis was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 1999 by the editors at Amazon.com.


To Catch an Heiress is an RT Book Reviews finalist

Finalist, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award: Best Historical Love & Laughter.


To Catch an Heiress named one of Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of 1998

To Catch an Heiress was named one of the Ten Best Romances of 1998 by the editors at Amazon.com.


Brighter than the Sun is a Book Club Selection

A Main Selection of the Rhapsody Book Club and a Featured Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Book Club.


Splendid is Julia’s First Book

Splendid sadly has no awards. But hey, it was my first book. That’s an achievement in and of itself.


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