Two titles from Simon & Schuster have made the shortlist for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance 2012.
Jane Costello's Girl on the Run and An Autumn Crush by Milly Johnson are in the running alongside Jenny Colgan's Meet Me at the Cupcake Café (Little, Brown), Summer Loving by Allie Spencer (Arrow) and Sarra Manning's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (Transworld). Jane Lovering's Please Don't Stop the Music (Choc Lit) completes the list.
The winner will be announced on 12th June at an event hosted by sponsor National Express.
The Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance was first awarded in 2007. This year's judges comprise: writer and comedienne Jo Brand; novelists Joanna Trollope OBE and Sophie Kinsella; screenwriter/actor Morwenna Banks; National Express Coaches m.d. Andrew Cleaves; and founder of the Melissa Nathan Award, Andrew Saffron.