Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 Christy Award Nominees Announced!

The 2010 Christy Award nominees were announced today, and I am glad I'm not the one choosing the winners! Some stellar books have been nominated! (I guess that's not surprising since it is an award, after all!) I've read over half of them and each of those titles is linked to my review. And I've had the amazing privilege of meeting and interviewing several of these, and those authors' names are linked to the post featuring that interview.

The ceremony announcing the Christy Award winners will be held June 26 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, just prior to the opening of the International Christian Retail Show, also in St. Louis. Ooh, that would be fun to attend!

Here are the 2010 nominees:

Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)
How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus (Barbour Publishing)

Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson (Thomas Nelson)
The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall (WaterBrook Press)
Daisy Chain by Mary E. DeMuth (Zondervan)

June Bug by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)
The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson (Thomas Nelson)
Veiled Freedom by J.M. Windle (Tyndale House Publishers)

The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry (Moody Publishers)
Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent (Tyndale House Publishers)
Scared by Tom Davis (David C. Cook)

A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick (WaterBrook Press)
Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (four nominees, due to a tie)
Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander,
A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist - review slipped by me but I loved it!
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen (all Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander (Thomas Nelson) - missed posting the review, but it was great!

Intervention by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson (Howard Books)
The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir (Multnomah Books)

By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)
The Enclave by Karen Hancock (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
Valley of the Shadow by Tom Pawlik (Tyndale House Publishers)

Beautiful by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma (Thomas Nelson)
The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason (David C. Cook)
North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (WaterBrook Press)

So if you're making out your summer reading list, this list would be an excellent place to start!


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