This year’s Whitney Award finalists in the romance category are mostly familiar names—all five of the finalists are experienced authors, and four of them are previous Whitney finalists. Their books cover a nice range of settings and characters, from medieval times to the present day. Like Shelah, I’m a recent convert to the world of romance books and I had a great time reading all five of these books. Sometimes I worry that I’m becoming a cliché when I spend a quiet Friday night reading a romance novel snuggled up on the couch with my cat and a mug of cocoa. Someday my prince will come, right? Until he shows up, I’ll just keep reading.