Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 Christy Finalists Announced!

Exciting news! I just learned that A LASTING IMPRESSION, a Belmont Mansion novel is a 2012 Christy Award finalist for Best Historical Romance, along with Julie Klassen's THE MAID OF FAIRBOURNE HALL and Sandra Byrd's TO DIE FOR (which I already know is fabulous since I endorsed it!).

I'm honored beyond words to be listed with these two authors and friends. The Christy Award winners will be announced on July 16 in Orlando at the Christy Award Dinner held during the International Christian Retail Show.

Learn more about the Christy Awards that honors excellence in Christian fiction, and also the annual International Christian Retailing Show (ICRS).

View the full list of 2012 Christy finalists:


My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers) 

Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) 

Wolfsbane by Ronie Kendig (Barbour Publishing)

The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould (Harvest House Publishers) 
Dancing on Glass by Pam Ewen (B&H Publishing Group) 
The Touch by Randall Wallace (Tyndale House Publishers)

Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers) 
Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) 
Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)

An Eye for Glory by Karl Bacon (Zondervan) 
Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola (Barbour Publishing) 
Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)

Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman (Tyndale House Publishers) 
Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group) 
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) 
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) 
To Die For by Sandra Byrd (Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster)

Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins (B&H Publishing Group) 
Pattern of Wounds by Mark Bertrand (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) 
The Queen by Steven James (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

The Chair by Jim Rubart (B&H Publishing Group) 
Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group USA) 
Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn (Kregel Publications) 
Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan) 
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren (David C Cook)

Congratulations, everyone!


  1. many great books! Congratulations on your nomination!! ALI is a wonderful book. I look forward to seeing who wins. Hope you have a great week! I know this is a great start to it : ).

  2. I absolutely knew A Lasting Impression would be nominated. And re-reading my review of Maid of Fairbourne Hall, I predicted that one too. Now I need to read To Die For.

    CONGRATULATIONS again, my friend!!!

  3. You gals are too kind! Thanks!

    To Die For is well, to die for, Linda! It's fabulous! Now to read Julie's latest. Love her writing too!

  4. Congrats Tammy! A well-deserved nomination!!

    Of the historical romance, To Die For is the only one I've not read :-) I do need to re-read Fairbourne Hall...I got through it so quickly!

    Also have read Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs...AMAZING book! Haven't read any of the others on the list...I'm assuming my reading list has just expanded big time??

  5. Congrats Tammy. No surprise at all to see you there!

  6. You'll love TDF, Catherine! And yes, Lizzie's is fabulous too! I'm starting Julie's soon!

    And thank you, Gina. I'M surprised to see me there, and know that I wouldn't be without my writing team. Truly! Left to myself....well, let's not go there. Please. : )


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