Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Christy Awards Road Tour! Did Your Favorite Win?

The Christy Awards

Held June 24, 2013

Finalists were honored and winners crowned

Fiction was honored and awards presented to some of the best in the Christian Fiction industry who have gone above and beyond to bring great books into our hands.

Were you there?

Maybe you were one of the VIP's in the live audience, or maybe you joined the rest of the at-home crowd you had the fabulous MC's of Nicole O'Dell and Tyson Wynn.

What are the Christy Awards?

Like the Grammy's of Christian Fiction.

It's the best of the best of the best. 

And I have the winner's list... ;-)

Contemporary Romance:

The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heiztmann

Finalists: Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Historical Romance:

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

Finalists: Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof
Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz

Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas

You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren

Finalists: Two Destinies by Elizabeth Musser
Waiting for Sunrise by Eva Marie Everson


Rare Earth by Davis Bunn

Finalists: Downfall by Terri Blackstock
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer

Contemporary Standalone:

Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry

Finalists: Borders of the Heart by Chris Fabry
The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish


Soul's Gate by James Rubart

Finalists: Daughter of the Light by Morgan L. Busse
Star Flower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

First Novel:

Intro the Free by Julie Cantrell

Finalists: Tangled Ashes by Michele Phoenix
Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green

Young Adult:

Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank

Finalists: Failsgate by John W. Otte
Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker


Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot

Finalists: Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green
A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs


What are your thoughts? Did your favorites win?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Wow, the only one I read from this list was "You don't know me" and I did give it 5 Stars!
    I will have to keep this list and start working on it.

    1. You'll definitely want to read Julie Cantrell's book as well. It was excellent!

    2. OK thanks Casey, I just added it to my wish list.

  2. I probably would have chosen "Love's Reckoning" over "Against the Tide," but they were both excellent books that made me hurt for the heroine. I shall have to reread them to see if I would still vote that way! "Wedded to War" was excellent also; unfortunately, I haven't read the other first books yet to compare.

    1. I know, I agree with you Rachael. Laura is one of my favorite authors and a good friend, so of course I was pulling for her. We'll have to hope for another year. :)

  3. I'm with Rachael -- I absolutely ADORED Love's Reckoning -- one of THE BEST books I have ever read in the CBA. Don't get me wrong -- I also loved Against the Tide, but LR has my heart.

    I also was sorely disappointed that Wedded to War didn't win something. :(


    1. I know! You AND Laura need to get up there and win a Christy. ;-) Did you attend the awards banquet?

  4. I have read four of the books that were chosen and loved them all. I have also read most of the finalists. Overall, great choices! But I do think "Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales" is Randy Singer's best book to date; maybe next year!

    1. I've read more finalists this year than winners. A lot of the winners and their authors I was unfamiliar with.


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