On November 8, the 2017 Christy Awards were held in Nashville, TN. The Christy Awards recognize and honor Christian fiction in many genres. Here are more details about the award from their website:
"Since 1999, The Christy Awards™ have honored Christian novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity.
The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres.
The Award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967 and inspiring a continuing book series and a CBS television series starring Kellie Martin. The novel will be re-released in 2017 in a 50th anniversary legacy edition by Gilead Publishing in partnership with Kregel Publications."
For a list of the 2017 winners, visit http://www.christyawards.com/finalists-winners.html. Congratulations!
Fall is just around the corner here in the mountains! I look forward to the changing colors of the leaves, cooler weather, warm sweaters, hot chocolate, the smell of wood burning in a fireplace, and cozying up with a good book! Here is a list of my top anticipated new releases for the fall 2017! What’s on your list? Consider adding some of these to your TBR pile!
Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley
Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore
Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan
The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon
Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson
Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey
Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman
All This time by Melissa Tagg
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
I am so excited to share that yesterday the INSPY Awards announced the 2017 winners! The INSPYs were created to recognize excellence in writing in the Christian Fiction genre. Nominations are accepted yearly for seven categories: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense, Debut Fiction, General Fiction, Historical Romance, Literature for Young Adults, Mystery/Thriller, and Speculative Fiction. Once nominations close, a panel of judges- all book bloggers- select the best from each category. I have ready many of the past winning books (and authors) and, as a Christian book blogger myself, wholeheartedly recommend checking out the newest winners for this prestigious award! Congratulations to each book and author!
To view the list of 2017 INSPY Award Winners, click here.
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