Monday, July 26, 2010

And the 2010 Rita for Best Inspirational novel goes to...

Well, we won't actually know "who" until this Saturday evening in Orlando when the winner is announced at the Romance Writers of America conference. I'm honored to be listed with the other writers below, such talented and wonderful ladies. And if you haven't read their books yet, I highly encourage it! 

2010 RITA for Inspirational Romance Finalists 

(as taken from the RWA website)

The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander
Thomas Nelson, Inc., Women of Faith Fiction
Editors: Ami McConnell and Natalie Hanemann

A Lady Like Sarah
 by Margaret Brownley
Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Editor: Natalie Hanemann

The Gladiator
 by Carla Capshaw
Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical
Editor: Melissa Endlich

Entertaining Angels
 by Judy Duarte
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Editor: John Scognamiglio

An Eye for an Eye
 by Irene Hannon
Baker Publishing Group, Revell Books
Editor: Jennifer Leep

The Silent Governess
 by Julie Klassen
Bethany House Publishers
Editor: Karen Schurrer

Julie won a Christy this year for this book. Wonderful story!

Breach of Trust
 by Diann Mills
Tyndale House Publishers
Editor: Stephanie Boerne

Diann won a Christy for this book too. Again, another great story!

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper
 by Kathleen Y'Barbo
Random House Publishing, WaterBrook Multnomah
Editor: Jessica Barnes

I'll post the winner next week. And just for fun, here's a peek back to 2007 when Mom went with me to the RWA conference in Dallas (when Revealed was up for a RITA). I was thrilled when Revealed won, but even more thrilled to have shared that experience with Mom. Precious memories...

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