Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Christy Awards Nominees

ECPA Announces the Finalists for the 18th Annual CHRISTY AWARDS™
Winners to be Announced at Christian Fiction Gala at Lipscomb University in Nashville on November 8.
Awards and Gala Celebrate Excellence in Christian Fiction and Storytelling.
Tempe, AZ – Today, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the finalists for the 18th annual CHRISTY AWARDS™. Winners will be announced at the awards gala, taking place on November 8 at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN, which will be hosted by Best-Selling Christian Authors  Andrew Peterson and Chris Fabry. The Christy Award™ exists to celebrate excellence in the art of Christian Fiction and honor the power of story.
“As the new caretakers and curators for The Christy Award™, we are thrilled with the list of 27 finalists in the nine Christian fiction categories,” said Stan Jantz, Executive Director of ECPA. 
The Christy Awards™ will be presented in these categories: General, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Historical, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Visionary, First Novel, Young Adult and Short Form. 

The nominees are:
Contemporary Romance:
Her One and Only, Becky Wade (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
The Red Door Inn, Liz Johnson (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)
Rescue Me, Susan May Warren (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)
First Novel:
Counted with the Stars, Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
Like a River from Its Course, Kelli Stuart (Kregel Publications)
Stars in the Grass, Ann Marie Stewart (Barbour Publishing)
General Fiction:
Long Way Gone, Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson)
The Promise of Jesse Woods, Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, Beth Moore (Tyndale House Publishers)
Like a River from Its Course, Kelli Stuart (Kregel Publications)
The Mark of the King, Jocelyn Green (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
Miriam, Mesu Andrews (WaterBrook)
Historical Romance:
A Note Yet Unsung, Tamera Alexander (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
From This Moment, Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
The Lady and the Lionheart, Joanne Bischof (Mason Jar Books)
If I Run, Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)
When Death Draws Near, Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson)
Without Warning, Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House)
Short Form:
Looking into You, Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)
Mirror Image, Laura Scott (Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense)
Restoring Christmas: A Novella, Cynthia Ruchti (Worthy Inspired, an imprint of Worthy Publishing Group)
The Alliance, Jolina Petersheim (Tyndale House Publishers)
King’s Folly, Jill Williamson, (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
The Long Journey to Jake Palmer, James Rubart (Thomas Nelson)
Young Adult:
If You’re Gone, Brittany Goodwin (Edge of 22 Publishing)
The Silent Songbird, Melanie Dickerson (Thomas Nelson)
Unblemished, Sara Ella (Thomas Nelson)
 Share with me your picks from these nominees. There are some good ones that's for sure.


  1. Tons of them are on my list of great authors.

  2. Any of them by Chris Fabry, especially "The Promise of Jesse Wood". That was one of my most favorite and after reading it, he became one of my most favorite authors.

  3. Liz Johnson is one of the best and the Red Goor Inn series was really good.

  4. I have never heard of a lot of these authors before maybe I need to print off this and start looking for these books.

  5. Because you give great book advice I have read everyone of Chris Fabry's books in fact I own them all. I hope that he wins both of his catergories.

  6. How exciting of you to share this with us. thanks Mary

  7. The ones I've read:
    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
    Stars in the Grass by Ann Marie Stewart
    The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
    Without Warning by Joel Rosenberg (my husband read)
    Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

    Ones I want to read:
    Her One and Only Becky Wade (own)
    The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson (own)
    Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette (own)
    The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green (own)
    A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander (own)
    From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden
    If I Run by Terri Blackstock (own)
    The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

  8. I will have to share this with my wife when she gets home tonight. Great list of authors and books.

  9. So many on this list that I have never heard of. But I plan to check them out. I have read a few of them. I can't wait to see who wins.

  10. How thoughtful to share this. I am making my list of books I want to check out. I hope that Chris and Liz and Cynthia all are winners.

  11. The Mark of the King was awesome! There are a lot of good ones here!