2010 Christy Nominees


The Christy Awards, named in honor of Catherine Marshall’s 1967 novel are designed to:

  • Nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview.
  • Bring a new awareness of the breadth and depth of fiction choices available, helping to broaden the readership.
  • Provide opportunity to recognize novelists whose work may not have reached bestseller status.

Here are titles from the Harris County Public Library fiction collection that have been nominated for a 2010 Christy Award. The categories listed in parentheses after the authors name are the categories used in the awards. Please consult the library catalog by clicking on the title to find where they are shelved in your branch and a brief summary of the title.

Beyond this moment     Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander (Historical Romance)
The Inheritance     The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander (Historical Romance)
Though waters roar     Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin (Historical)*
Intervention     Intervention by Terri Blackstock (Suspense)
Stand-in groom     Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus (Contemporary Romance)
Scared     Scared by Tom Davis (First Novel)

Daisy chain     Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth (Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas)

June bug     June Bug by Chris Fabry (Contemporary Standalone)

A bride in the bargain     A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist (Historical Romance)
Who do I talk to?     Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson (Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas)*
A flickering light     A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick (Historical)

The Silent Governess   The Silent Governess / Julie Klassen (Historical Romance)* 
Beautiful     Beautiful by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma (Young Adult)
Breach of trust     Breach of Trust / by DiAnn Mills (Contemporary Romance)*

North! or Be Eaten    North! or Be Eaten: Wild Escapes, a Desperate Journey, and The Ghastly Fangs of Dang / Andrew Peterson (Young Adult)*
The passion of Mary-Margaret     The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson (Contemporary Standalone)*

Fireflies in December     Fireflies in December / by Jennifer Erin Valent (First Novel)*
By darkness hid     By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson (Visionary)*
Veiled freedom     Veiled Freedom by Jeanette Windle (Contemporary Standalone)
How sweet it is     How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler (Contemporary Romance)
A hope of refuge     The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall (Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas)

The awards will be presented on June 26, 2010 in Saint Louis.

* Award Winner