Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bits of News: 2013 Christy Award Nominees

Sometimes called the Oscars of Christian fiction, the Christy Awards recognizes excellence among Christian novels each year. Considered some of the best of the best, the list of nominees is a great way to celebrate the achievements of favorite authors or to find some new authors to try.
So without further ado, here are the 2013 finalists (speculative stories highlighted in orange):

Contemporary Romance
The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann
Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

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

Contemporary Standalone
The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish
Borders of the Heart by Chris Fabry
Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry

First Novel
Into the Free by Julie Cantrell
Tangled Ashes by Michèle Phoenix
Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green

Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot
Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green
A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

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

Downfall by Terri Blackstock
The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer
Rare Earth by Davis Bunn
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
*This category includes four nominees due to a tie in scoring.

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse
Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart
Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Young Adult
Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank
Failstate by John W. Otte
Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker

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