Christina Courtenay

About me

Christina is half English/half Swedish and grew up in Sweden. During her teens, she lived in Japan for some years, travelling extensively before returning to Europe to study modern languages. Now she divides her time between London and Herefordshire.
Christina is a committee member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, currently their Chairman.
Christina’s novels have been shortlisted for and won several awards – ‘Trade Winds’ was short listed in 2011 for the RNA’s Award for Best Historical Fiction, ‘The Scarlet Kimono’ won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award the same year, ‘Highland Storms’ won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award (RoNA) in 2012, ‘The Silent Touch of Shadows’ was shortlisted for the 2013 RoNAs (Historical) and won the Festival of Romance Award for Best Historical. ‘The Gilded Fan’ won the RoNA for Best Historical 2014.
‘The Secret Kiss of Darkness’ (time slip) is her latest novel.

From my website

Happy 6th Birthday to Choc Lit!

Just wanted to wish Choc Lit a very Happy 6th Birthday today!  So many lovely books during that time and I’m very privileged to be part of the Choc Lit “family”   I think I shall have to make one of these Swedish strawberry cream cakes to help celebrate the…

Catching Up

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks that brought a major change to my life – I am no longer the chairman of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association.  As of their AGM (on 21st May) I finished my term in office and was free to attend the RNA’s Summer Party…

Travel Destinations – K C Abbott

Today I have the last post in the favourite travel destinations series – I hope you have enjoyed these as much as I have!  A warm welcome to K C Abbott who has chosen a truly stunning place as a finale:- Christina asked for exotic, so I thought I’d do…

 
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