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The Christy Award Finalists 2022 JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Christy Award Finalists 2022 organized by ECPA and hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! We extend our sincere and enthusiastic congratulations to The Christy Award 2022 Finalists & Winners!

YOU ARE INVITED

The Christy Award Gala
November 17, 2022 | 7 pm
Shinn Center at Lipscomb University, Nashville

The Christy Award Dinner Gala will celebrate Christian fiction and announce the 2022 winners of The Christy Award. The event will honor the literary contributions of bestselling author Jan Karon (The Mitford Series) via special video address with tributes by authors Sarah Loudin Thomas and Amanda Dykes, and feature bestselling and Christy Hall of Fame author Chris Fabry, along with Christy Book of the Year® winning authors Amanda Cox and Becky Wade. Join industry authors and publishers to honor the power of Story and the year’s best Christian fiction.


The Christy Award Finalists 2022

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

All That Really Matters Bookshop by the Sea Husband Auditions

winner – All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong (Kregel Publications)

FIRST NOVEL

All That Is Secret Recorder Sugar Birds

winner – All That Is Secret by Patricia Raybon (Tyndale House Publishers)
Recorder by Cathy McCrumb (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)
Sugar Birds by Cheryl Grey Bostrom (She Writes Press)

GENERAL FICTION

The Letter Keeper The Secret Keepers Old Depot Grocery Under the Magnolias

The Letter Keeper by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
winner – The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)
Under the Magnolias by T. I. Lowe (Tyndale House Publishers)

HISTORICAL

Between The Wild Branches Drawn By The Current The Widows Of Champagne Yours Is The Night

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
winner – Drawn by The Current by Jocelyn Green (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
The Widows of Champagne by Renee Ryan (Love Inspired)
Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

As Dawn Breaks Hope Between The Pages Shadows Of Swanford Abbey Until Leaves Fall in Paris

As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham (Barbour Publishing)
Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
winner – Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Aftermath On The Cliffs Of Foxglove Manor The Barrister And Letter Marque

winner – Aftermath by Terri Blackstock (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

SHORT FORM

A Texas Christmas Carol False Pretense Mr Nicholas

winner – A Texas Christmas Carol (in Under the Texas Mistletoe) by Karen Witemeyer (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)
Mr. Nicholas: A Magical Christmas Tale by Christopher de Vinck (Paraclete Press)
False Pretense by Heather Day Gilbert (WoodHaven Press)

SPECULATIVE

A Time To Seek Dark Intercept Recorder Windward Shore

A Time to Seek by Tracy Higley (Stonewater Books LLC)
Dark Intercept by Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson (Tyndale House Publishers)
Recorder by Cathy McCrumb (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)
winner – Windward Shore by Sharon Hinck (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)

YOUNG ADULT

A Gentle Tyranny Realms of Light Shadow

A Gentle Tyranny by Jess Corban (Wander, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers)
Realms of Light by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)
winner – Shadow by Kara Swanson (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)

AMPLIFY AWARD

In Search of a Prince

In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Secret Keepers Old Depot Grocery

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

The Christy Award 2022 Winners


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive print copies of The Christy Award finalist titles from one category of their choice!

The Christy Award Finalists 2022 JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 3, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 10, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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REGISTER FOR THE CHRISTY AWARD 2022 EVENTS

Art of Writing on November 17, 12:30-5 pm at Lipscomb University in Nashville $99
A conference for writers, storytellers, and publishing curators.

The Christy Award Gala on November 17, 7-9 pm at Lipscomb University in Nashville $89
Celebrate this year’s finalists and winners with authors, editors, publishers, and readers!

Bundle the Art of Writing Conference & The Christy Award Gala $139

The Christy Award Events 2022

First 100 to register are entered to win a set of Jan Karon novels!

The first 100 registered for The Christy Award events will automatically be entered to win a full set of The Mitford Series novels by our evening’s honoree, Jan Karon — including a signed copy of At Home In Mitford. Karon will address our attendees via video-cast.

REGISTER

The Christy Award® is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999. For more information about ECPA, visit ECPA.org. For more information about the Christy Awards and Art of Writing conferences, visit ChristyAwards.com or email TheChristyAward@ecpa.org


TOUR SCHEDULE

The Christy Award Finalists 2022 JustRead Blog Blitz

Launch Post @JustReadTours

November 3
By The Book
Faithfully Bookish
Britt Reads Fiction
Reading Is My SuperPower
Cover Lover Book Review
Only By Grace Reviews
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Danielle’s Writing Spot
Batya’s Bits
Labor Not in Vain
lakesidelivingsite
Library Lady’s Kid Lit
Happily Managing a Household of Boys
Inside the Wong Mind
Books by Starlight
Lisa’s Reading
Busy Moms Read Too
Reading Excursions
Blooming with Books
FINCHNWREN
EmpowerMoms
A Modern Day Fairy Tale
SusanLovesBooks
Remembrancy
Wishful Endings

Busy Moms Read Too
Heidi Reads
Cats in the Cradle

 

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21 Comments

  1. Pam K.

    I’ve read ten of these books and will read another this month for book club. There are some really great books on this list. I think it would be hard to choose the winners.

  2. Becky D

    I always love this listing each year…I’m introduced to new authors. My most favorite categories are historical & historical romance. Thank you so much for sharing, & congratulations to all the finalists!!! 🎉💕📚💐

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