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Bethany House Fiction's Award-Winners Blitz

Welcome to the Bethany House Fiction’s Award-Winners Social Media Blitz with JustRead Publicity Tours!

Christy Award Winner – Historical Fiction

Shelter of the Most HighTitle: Shelter of the Most High
Author: Connilyn Cossette (website)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Release Date: October 2, 2018

The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan.

Eitan has lived in Kedesh, a city of refuge, for the last eleven years, haunted by a tragedy in his childhood, yet chafing at the boundaries placed on him. He is immediately captivated by Sofea, but revealing his most guarded secret could mean drawing her into the danger of his past.

As threats from outside the walls loom and traitors are uncovered within, Sofea and Eitan are plunged into the midst of a murder plot. Can they uncover the betrayal in time to save their lives and the lives of those they love?

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Carol Award Winner – Historical Romance

A Light on the HillTitle: A Light on the Hill
Author: Connilyn Cossette (website)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Release Date: February 6, 2018

Though Israel has found relative peace, Moriyah has yet to find her own. Atttempting to avoid the scorn of her community, she’s spent the last seven years hiding behind the veil she wears. Underneath her covering, her face is branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods, a shameful reminder of her past captivity in Jericho and an assurance that no man will ever want to marry her.

When her father finds a widower who needs a mother for his two sons, her hopes rise. But when their introduction goes horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the newly established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face and the enemies—and unexpected allies—she will encounter on her way.

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Carol Award Winner – Mystery Suspense Thriller

A Light on the HillTitle: The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond
Author: Jaime Jo Wright (website)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Split-time Suspense
Release Date: July 3, 2018

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant façade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she’s wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she’ll uncover.

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father’s newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon’s son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town–but it isn’t until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they’ve waded into.

Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it’s too late and they lose their future–or their very souls.

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Carol Award Winner – Speculative

Mark of the RavenTitle: Mark of the Raven
Author: Morgan Busse (website)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: November 6, 2018

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

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Christy Award Winner – Contemporary Romance

Falling For YouTitle: Falling for You
Author: Becky Wade (website)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2018

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin–and suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.

Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them. When their paths unexpectedly cross again, he’s determined to make her give him a second chance.

When a decades-old missing persons case finds Corbin and Willow working together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become–and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.

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One winner will receive the reader’s choice of 2 award-winners or a Christy seal!

Bethany House Fiction's Award-Winners Blitz Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the takeover tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway began at midnight November 18, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 25, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.


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  1. susiesellnergmailcom

    These all seem to be outstanding books. I’m sure no one meant to have all five books described with the same plot summary; someone will want to fix that. I’d love to read them all.

  2. Faith Creech

    All these books looks so good. Looking forward to reading them! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  3. Melissa Lewis

    What a splendid giveaway!! Thank you for the opportunity to win these fantastic books from such wonderful authors.

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