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.