Christy Award Nominees

The 2011 Christy Awards, honoring excellence in Christian fiction, just announced their nominees in nine categories. I'm excited to see quite a few of the ones I reviewed last year on the list:

Contemporary Romance/

Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris (Zondervan)

Indivisible by Kristin Heitzmann (WaterBrook Press)

Sworn to Protect by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)


Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas/

The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue (David C. Cook)

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House Publishers)

The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Books)


Contemporary Standalone/

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner (WaterBrook Press)

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)


First Novel/

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)

Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers)

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)



Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther by Ginger Garrett (David C. Cook)

For Time & Eternity by Allison Pitman (Tyndale House Publishers)

While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin (Bethany House Publishers)


Historical Romance/

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen (Bethany House)

She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell (Bethany House Publishers)

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers)



The Bishop by Steven James (Revell Books)

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker (Center Street)

Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)



To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)

Konig’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)

The Last Christian by David Gregory (WaterBrook Press)


Young Adult/

The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers (WaterBrook Press)

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue (Zondervan)