Sunday, July 22, 2012

BW30: 2012 Christy Award winners


The Christy Awards, named in honor of Catherine Marshall's most famous novel Christy, are given for excellence in Christian fiction:

The Christy Award is designed to:
  • Nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview.
  • Bring a new awareness of the breadth and depth of fiction choices available, helping to broaden the readership.
  • Provide opportunity to recognize novelists whose work may not have reached bestseller status.

The 2012 Winners were just announced and they are:

Contemporary RomanceWolfsbane by Ronie Kendig
(Finalists included My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren and Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate)

Wolfsbane

 Contemporary Series: The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
(Finalists included Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen and The Touch by Randall Wallace)

The Amish Midwife


Contemporary Standalone:  Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock
(Finalists included Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes and Words by Ginny Yttrup)

Promises to Keep


First NovelWords by Ginny Yttrup
(Finalists included An Eye for Glory by Karl Bacon and Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola)

Words


HistoricalWonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
(Finalists included Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman and Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs)

Wonderland Creek



Historical Romance: The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
(Finalists included A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander and To Die For by Sandra Byrd)

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall


SuspenseThe Queen by Steven James
(Finalists included Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins and Pattern of Wounds by Mark Bertrand)

The Queen

  
VisionaryVeiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
(Finalists included The Chair by James L. Rubart and Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee)

Veiled Rose


Young AdultWaterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
(Finalists included How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn and The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson)

Waterfall

Yes, more books to add to your wishlist. *grin*  I'm looking forward to reading some of the winners books,  especially Steven James, and a few of the nominees.  The links all lead to the authors websites.



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4 comments:

  1. I finished Home in Carolina by Sherryl Woods today, hope to finish Memorial Day by Vince Flynn tomorrow :D

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    1. Memorial Day by Vince Flynn is finished, thinking about starting The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee but may need to wait until tonight.

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  2. linked to Raising Dragons, this was a scheduled post of a book I read earlier

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  3. I've read a few titles that recieved the Christy Award.

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