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Friday, May 06, 2011

2011 Christy Finalists include Novel Journey's own Gina Holmes!

The 2011 Christy Award finalists:

Contemporary Romance:
Blood Ransom
by Lisa Harris (Zondervan)

Indivisible
by Kristin Heitzmann (WaterBrook Press)

Sworn to Protect
by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)

Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas:
The Reluctant Prophet
by Nancy Rue (David C. Cook)

The Thorn
by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

The Waiting
by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Books,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Contemporary Standalone:
Almost Heaven
by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

Lady in Waiting
by Susan Meissner (WaterBrook Press)

A Season of Miracles
by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications

First Novel:
Crossing Oceans
by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)

Heartless
by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

A Season of Miracles
by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

Historical:
Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther
by Ginger Garrett (David C. Cook)

For Time & Eternity
by Allison Pitman (Tyndale House Publishers)

While We’re Far Apart
by Lynn Austin (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Historical Romance:
The Girl in the Gatehouse
by Julie Klassen (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

She Walks in Beauty
by Siri Mitchell (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Within My Heart
by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Suspense:
The Bishop
by Steven James (Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

The Bride Collector
by Ted Dekker (Center Street)

Predator
by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

Visionary:
To Darkness Fled
by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)

Konig’s Fire
by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)

The Last Christian
by David Gregory (WaterBrook Press)

Young Adult:
The Charlatan’s Boy
by Jonathan Rogers (WaterBrook Press)

The Healer’s Apprentice
by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One
Strange Book
by Nancy Rue (Zondervan)

Congratulations to all the finalists! 
I'll see you at the Christy Awards! I'll be the one cheering. 

7 comments:

Kelly Klepfer said...

Congratulations to all of you!!!!

Michael Ehret said...

Yippee-skippy!

Congrats everyone.

Elaine Cooper said...

Congrats to you, Gina, and all the finalists! I just finished reading "Crossing Oceans" and it was amazing. Such an awesome read! I would recommend NOT reading it while traveling on a flight, however, because other passengers may wonder why you're crying...not that I would know that, or anything...LOL!

Gina Holmes said...

awww, thanks Ane :), Kelly, Mike, and Elaine. I appreciate it. Sorry to make you cry Elaine... I cried when writing it.

Ane Mulligan said...

And I cried during some scenes through multiple critiques. Oh ... uh ... I meant that the good way. LOL I guess it could be taken wrong, but you know what I mean. Right? :o}

Gina Holmes said...

Quit while you're ahead, Ane. :)

Heather Ivester said...

Congratulations, Gina! I'm so excited for you and will be cheering you on! :)