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A Noble Masquerade Wins RITA Award

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Ada, Mich. (July 21, 2016)The winners of the 2016 RITA Awards were announced on July 16 by the Romance Writers of America (RWA). A Noble Masquerade, the debut novel from Kristi Ann Hunter, won in the Inspirational Romance category. RWA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the interests of romance writers; the RITA Awards are the highest award of distinction in romance fiction and recognize excellence in published romance novels. For the complete list of winners, please visit 2016winners.

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter
(Bethany House; ISBN 9780764214325; ebook ISBN 9781441228857; $14.99)

Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out in letters to her brother’s old school friend, the Duke of Marshington. Since she’s never met the man, she has no intention of sending the letters and is mortified when her brother’s mysterious new valet, Marlow, mistakenly mails one of the letters to him. Shockingly, this breach of etiquette results in a reply from the duke that soon leads to a lively correspondence. However, soon Miranda finds herself equally intrigued by Marlow, a man she has come to depend upon but whose behavior grows more suspicious by the day. As the secret goings-on at her family’s estate come to light, one thing is certain: Miranda’s heart is far from all that’s at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.

Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she wanted to write. Hunter is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She is a founding member and the coordinator of the Regency Reflections blog. Find her online at

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