Books are important to us here on the Christians Read blog, right? What better place to share the winners of this prestigious award–the most coveted award in Christian fiction. In my last post, I shared I was reading You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren. As you can see below, there’s a reason the book drew me in so easily—it was . . . in a word, excellent!
Another close look at the list and yes, that’s right–our own Jim Rubart is among the winners. Congratulations to Jim!
THE CHRISTY WINNERS:
Contemporary Romance: The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group).
Contemporary Series, Sequels & Novellas: You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren(Tyndale House Publishers)
Contemporary Standalone: Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)
First Novel: Into the Free by Julie Cantrell (David C Cook)
Historical: Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot (Tyndale House Publishers)
Historical Romance: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Suspense: Rare Earth by Davis Bunn (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Visionary: Soul’s Gate by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
Young Adult: Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank (Delacorte Press, a division of Random House)