The Christy Awards Finalists 2018

The Christy Award finalists have been announced – and what an incredible bunch of reads they are! Whether contemporary romance is your thing or historical fiction, these are the books you’re going to want to add to your book collection.

Honoring novels that are written from a Christian worldview, The Christy Awards have been a celebrated event in the literary and publishing world since they began in 1999. Set to be held on November 7th in Nashville, the awards are guaranteed to be a night to remember for the Christian authors who have been nominated!

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the nominees in each category…

Contemporary Romance

The Christy Awards - Contemporary Romance

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

Troubled Waters by Susan Mary Warren

True To You by Becky Wade


First Novel

The Christy Awards - first novel

Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse


General Fiction

The Christy Awards - general fiction

A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow

Life After by Katie Ganshert

The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix



The Christy Awards - Historical Fiction

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton


Historical Romance

The Christy Awards - Historical Romance

A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander



The Christy Awards - Mystery Suspense

Coldwater by Samuel Parker

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Rule of Law by Randy Singer


Short Form

The Christy Awards - Short Form

Guilt by Association by Heather Day Gilbert

Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne

12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep



The Christy Awards - Visionary

Awakened by Morgan L. Busse

The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker

The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart


Young Adult

The Christy Awards - Young Adult

The Delusion by Laura Gallier

Last Summer at Eden by Christina Hergenrader

Unraveling by Sara Ella

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