The 2012 Christy Award nominees were announced this morning! I have been eagerly awaiting them, and it just about killed me that I was sitting in a waiting room and couldn't pull up the live announcement on my phone! Here is the list of the nominees, with links to my reviews for the ones I've read.
And I am beyond thrilled that I will once again be attending the awards ceremony this summer! The Christy Awards will be presented in Orlando on July 16, 2012.
The 2012 Christy Award nominees are:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers) Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) Wolfsbane by Ronie Kendig (Barbour Publishing)
CONTEMPORARY SERIES, SEQUELS, AND NOVELLAS The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould (Harvest House Publishers) - I sure thought I'd read this; I love Mindy Starns Clark's books! Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen (B&H Publishing Group) The Touch by Randall Wallace (Tyndale House Publishers) - Read it and enjoyed it; haven't posted a review.
CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers) - this has been sitting on my bedside table forever and keeps getting pushed aside by blog tours. Can't wait to read it! Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)- this is a PHENOMENAL book; I need to post my review and tell you about it
FIRST NOVEL An Eye for Glory by Karl Bacon (Zondervan) Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola (Barbour Publishing) Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group) - see comment above. Amazing by any standards, but especially for a debut novel
HISTORICAL Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman (Tyndale House Publishers) Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group) Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
HISTORICAL ROMANCE A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) To Die For by Sandra Byrd (Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster)
SUSPENSE Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins (B&H Publishing Group) Pattern of Wounds by Mark Bertrand (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) The Queen by Steven James (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
VISIONARY The Chair by Jim Rubart (B&H Publishing Group) Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group USA) Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
YOUNG ADULT How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn (Kregel Publications) Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan) Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren (David C Cook)
If you're looking for a summer reading list, I highly recommend this as a great place to start!
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