Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Christy Award Nominations, 2012

So, the 2012 Christy Award nominations have been announced and I'm particularly THRILLED to see Ronie Kendig, Jim Rubart, Lisa Bergren and Ginny Y'ttrup nominated in a star studded list of nominees!  
 
I've read 15 of the 27 nominations so I have a few more to get through ~ how about you?  Any standouts in the list?  Other authors you are surprised who missed out?



2012 CHRISTY AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The 13th annual Christy Awards for excellence in Christian fiction will
be presented at a dinner to be held at 7:00 p.m., Mon., July 16, 2012, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in
Orlando. The reservation form for the 2012 Christy Awards will be available online at
www.christyawards.com after Apr. 26. Watch for an announcement regarding keynote speaker
and emcee soon.

The Christy Advisory Board is pleased to announce nominees in nine categories for the 2012
Christy Awards honoring Christian fiction.

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)
Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen (B&H Publishing Group)
The Touch by Randall Wallace (Tyndale House Publishers)

CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE

Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)
Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)

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)

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)

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6 comments:

Amber S. said...

First of all, huge congrats to all the nominees! :D

Second, I would have loved to see Jenny B. Jones' novel, There You'll Find Me, on the Young Adult List. However, I did really enjoy The Merchant's Daughter and Waterfall!

Third, LOVED My Foolish Heart, Wonderland Creek, Veiled Rose, and all of the ones on the Historical Romance list (that's going to be a tough category to judge, I think!). :)

~Amber

Christy said...

I was thrilled to see Sandra Byrd, Allison Pittman, and Lisa Bergren as nominees! There is some seriously stiff competition this year!

(And I'm embarrassed to say I've only read 5 from that whole list...)

Jenny said...

Loved Dancing on Glass and Pattern of Wounds.

Would loved to have seen either Hannah Alexander's The Wedding Kiss, Andrea Boeshaar's Undaunted Faith or Unexpected Love, or Erica Vetsch's A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, KS, in the Historical Romance category.

Don't feel too bad, Christy, I've only read 4. Have a bunch of them in my TBR pile that I haven't gotten around to yet, though. =(

Joanne Bischof said...

I've got several on my bookshelf and it's always fun to see who's been nominated!

Richard Mabry said...

Delighted to see some familiar names on the list. Hard to pull for friends when they compete with other friends. Then again, as they say at the Academy Awards, it's an honor just to be nominated. (Someday I hope to join that group).
Appreciate your sharing.

Rissi said...

Go Susan May Warren! =)

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