The Christy Awards - Historical

The Christy Awards are given annually for the best in Christian Fiction.
Award Year Authors(s) Title
2012 Lynn Austin Wonderland Creek Happily-ever-after librarian Alice Ripley unexpectedly finds herself in a real-life adventure filled with mystery and romance in the 1930's as she serves rural communities.
2011 Lynn Austin While We're Apart While a motherless girl longs for her daddy and a young lady hopes for a second chance at love, this poignant tale explores the uncertainty that stalks the homefront as the "War to End All Wars" rages in Europe.
2010 Lynn Austin Though Waters Roar Languishing in a jail cell, Harriet Sherwood has plenty of time to sift through the memories of the three generations of women who have preceded her. As each story emerges, the strength of her family--and their deep faith in God--brings Harriet to the discovery of her own goals.
2009 Lynn Austin Until We Reach Home The story of three Swedish sisters and their immigration to America.
2008 Lynn Austin A Proper Pursuit When Violet Hayes ventures to Chicago during the time of the Worlds Fair, her one goal is to find her mother, who has been missing from her life since she was nine. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she discovers the missing parts of her familys past and, ultimately, herself.
2007 Tracy Groot Madman Dark mystery set in a Greek academy--the story behind the Geresene demonsiac gospels of Mark and Luke.
2006 Liz Curtis Higgs Whence Came a Prince Higgs revisits 18th-century Scotland for the crowning finale to the saga that began with "Thorn in My Heart."
2005 Jan Beazely, Thom Lemmons King's Ransom The Faith to Face Tyranny Faith to Face the Third Reich Two Stories of Undaunted Courage Set during the darkest days of World War II, King's Ransom tells the heroic story of Tsar Boris III, King of Bulgaria, and his extraordinary efforts to save his country's Jewish population from Hitler's concentration camps.
2004 Lynn Austin Fire by Night The drama of the Civil War unfolds through the eyes of two very different Northern girls. Book two of the Refiner's Fire series. The first book is Candle in the Darkness.
2003 Jack Cavanaugh His Watchful Eye (International Historical Fiction) The thrilling sequel to the Christy-award winning While Mortals Sleep. Konrad Reichmann, an outstanding product of Hitler's youth movement, becomes disillusioned as the reality of the Russian front bears no resemblance to the "glory" of the Third Reich. When the slaughter of innocents opens his eyes to the true nature of the Reich, Konrad embarks upon a bold and dangerous plan to change the course of history.
2003 Lynn Austin Candle in the Darkness (North American Historical Fiction) The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained. But awakening to the cruelty it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her beliefs entail.
2002 Jack Cavanaugh While Mortals Sleep (International Historical Fiction) Josef Schumacher, a pastor in Berlin, witnesses the increasing influence of the Nazi youth movement on the young people of his church. Fearful of the sway of prevailing rhetoric and misguided patriotism, Josef risks everything to counteract the lies of a Fascist government and the charismatic power of the Führer. When Nazi doctrine manifests itself within his own congregation, Josef can no longer remain silent.
2002 Lynn Austin Hidden Places (North American Historical Fiction) A widowed mother of three is desperately trying to keep her family orchard from going under during the Great Depression.
2001 Francine Rivers Unashamed (International Historical Fiction) In her trademark style, bestselling author Francine Rivers tells the compelling story of Rahab from the book of Joshua. Readers will have a fresh understanding of God's work through the life of this unlikely woman in the lineage of Christ.
2001 Gilbert Morris Edge of Honor (North American Historical Fiction) When a young Union doctor accidentally kills a Rebel carrying the white flag of surrender, he journeys to Arkansas to find absolution by helping the victim's family.
2000 Anne De Graaf Out of the Red Shadow (International Historical Fiction)
2000 Janette Oak, T. Davis Bunn The Meeting Place (North American Historical Fiction) In 18th century Canada, two women form a bond of friendship that politics and social unrest threaten to destroy.