Friday, 30 April 2010

Christy Award Nominees, 2010

The Christy Awards are here again! Congratulations to all the nominees :)
I've had the privilege of reading 12 of the nominated novels and I must say they have been chosen well.

Click on the title links for reviews by myself and Tracy here at Relz Reviewz.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the nominations ~ are your favourites there?

AND there is BIG news to come at Relz Reviewz regarding the Christy Award winners ~ stay tuned!!

2010 Christy Award Nominees &
Keynote Speaker Announced

ANN ARBOR, Mich.The Christy Advisory Board is pleased to announce nominees in nine categories for the 2010 Christy Awards honoring Christian fiction. The Christy Awards will be conferred in advance of the International Christian Retailing Show at a ceremony at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, Sat., June 26, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Author and entrepreneur Lisa Samson, a two-time Christy Award winner and seven-time nominee, will present the keynote address.

Tickets to the event are $30. For more information about the awards reception and to make reservations (beginning Apr. 30), visit the Christy Award website at

The 2010 Christy Award nominees are:


Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills • Tyndale House Publishers

How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of 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 Multnomah Publishing Group

Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth • Zondervan


June Bug by Chris Fabry • Tyndale House Publishers

The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson • Thomas Nelson

Veiled Freedom by Jeanette 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 Multnomah Publishing Group

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey • Revell Books: a Division of Baker Publishing Group


Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander • Thomas Nelson

The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group


Intervention by Terri Blackstock • Zondervan

Lost Mission by Athol Dickson • Howard Books: a Division of Simon & Schuster

The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson • Marcher Lord Press

The Enclave by Karen Hancock • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of 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 Multnomah Publishing Group

The Christy Awards are also online at:



Historical Romance includes four nominees due to a tie in scoring.

Media Inquiries:

Jeane Wynn

Wynn~Wynn Media, LLC



Donna Kehoe

With thanks to the amazing Jeane Wynn at Wynn~Wynn Media for this press release


Carrie K. said...

I actually haven't read any of the nominees, though I am in the middle of reading North or Be Eaten aloud to my four kids. We loved Peterson's first Wingfeather Saga book. I am also especially happy to see Lisa Samson and Athol Dickson's names on the list - they are two of my favorite authors of Christian fiction.

Amy @ My Friend Amy said...

The Passion of Mary Margaret was one of my top reads last year. I haven't loved all of the nominees, but that's okay. Will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

Tracy said...

Ooohhh how painful is that list?! I always want the ones I've read to win....but June Bug and Veiled Freedom are in the same category!!!

I can't wait to see which books win ~ although I'd love to know how they pick. It's very exciting seeing how many of those I've read.

Scrappy quilter said...

I'd love to see Cindy Woodsmall win. I have to say she is one of the best Amish authors I've read.

And then Lynn Austin and Terri Blackstock. In the historical romance, I've read all the books. My pick would have to be Julie Klassen.

I've read a good majority of these books.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Way cool. I've often wondered about these.

Amber Holcomb said...

I love what I've read of Tamera Alexander's work! However, I have a copy of The Inheritance that I haven't read yet, so I'll have to get on it!

Thanks for sharing this information with us!


Ann Shorey said...

I've read and reviewed "The Familiar Stranger." A terrific book, written by a terrific woman. You go, Christina!
Also read "The Silent Governess." Another good read.

I'm happy for all the nominees. :-)

Ausjenny said...

I have only read Stand-in Groom but have one of Tamara Alexanders to read.
Looks like some good books mentioned.
(I do check here often just dont comment as much)

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