The Christy Awards®

Christy Award® Finalists


Book of the Year

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox - WINNER

Contemporary Romance

Stay with Me by Becky Wade - WINNER

Just Like Home by Courtney Walsh

Some Bright Someday by Melissa Tagg


First Novel

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox - WINNER

A Noble Calling by Rhona Weaver

Rain by Dana McNeely

Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen


General Fiction

The Way It Should Be by Christina Suzann Nelson - WINNER

Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin



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

Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette

Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee


Historical Romance

A Portrait of Loyalty by Roseanna M. White - WINNER

The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin



Relative Silence by Carrie Stuart Parks - WINNER

Port of Origin by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry

Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn


Short Form

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

A Match Made at Christmas by Courtney Walsh

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



Forsaken Island by Sharon Hinck - WINNER

Extinction Island by Janice Boekhoff

The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin


Young Adult

Mortal Sight by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads - WINNER

Dust by Kara Swanson

Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann