The Christy Awards®

Christy Award® Finalists


Contemporary Romance

Just Like Home by Courtney Walsh

Some Bright Someday by Melissa Tagg

Stay with Me by Becky Wade


First Novel

A Noble Calling by Rhona Weaver

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

Rain by Dana McNeely

Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen


General Fiction

Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

The Way It Should Be by Christina Suzann Nelson



Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette

Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee

The White Rose Resists: A Novel of the German Students Who Defied Hitler by Amanda Barratt


Historical Romance

A Portrait of Loyalty by Roseanna M. White

The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin



Port of Origin by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry

Relative Silence by Carrie Stuart Parks

Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn


Short Form

A Match Made at Christmas by Courtney Walsh

Joy to the World: Far as the Curse is Found by Amanda Barratt

Joy to the World: Wonders of His Love by Erica Vetsch



Extinction Island by Janice Boekhoff

Forsaken Island by Sharon Hinck

The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin


Young Adult

Dust by Kara Swanson

Mortal Sight by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads

Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann