Sunday, July 7, 2013

BW28: Christy Awards

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 2013 Winners were just announced and they are:

Contemporary RomanceThe Breath of Dawn by Karen Heitzmann from her Spencer Family series.
Nominees included Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon and Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Historical Romance: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden.
Nominees included Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof  and Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz

 Contemporary Sequels, Series and NovellasYou Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren
Nominees included Two Destinies by Elizabeth Musser and Waiting for Sunrise by Eva Marie Everson

Suspense:  Rare Earth by Davis Bunn.
Nominees included Downfall by Terri Blackstock, The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer and Submerged by Dani Pettrey

To see the rest of the categories, winners and finalists check out The Christy Awards website.  More books to add to your wishlists and mine.

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1 comment:

  1. I see quite a few authors here that I like. I don't think I've seen that new from Kristen Heitzmann, and she is one of my very favorites. I have to look it up!


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