2023 Christy Awards

  1. 2023 Christy Awards

2023 Book of the Year

Widow Zosia Lewandowska teams with pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz to aid the Jews crammed inside Krakow's Jewish ghetto. Hania Silverman is struggling to survive when she encounters her former neighbor, Zosia. The war soon forces them to make a desperate choice that will inexorably bind their lives together even as they are torn apart. 304 pages, softcover from Kregel.

Contemporary Romance

While starting a sustainable business to help impoverished citizens on an African island, fashion aficionado Iris is forced to work with recently deposed Prince Ekon, who betrayed her best friend. Can these two vastly different yet determined people work together to obtain their individual goals---and keep their hearts from getting in the way?

First Novel- Tie

Aidyn Kelley is talented, ambitious, and ready for far more serious assignments than the "fluff pieces" she's been getting as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. When she's asked to write the obituary of an "unremarkable" septuagenarian who's just entered hospice care, she balks. But spirited Clara Kip may teach her a thing or two! 368 pages, softcover from Revell.

Eva's memory loss has forced her to live with her granddaughter, Breezy. When Breezy marries and they move to a rundown farm to live with her husband's elderly uncle, it's too much for Eva. Her worsening memory only make the situation worse. Can someone woo Eva from self-isolation? 

General Fiction

When a shallow but charming financial advisor from Seattle and an eccentric terminally ill woman in rural Montana are thrown together for the summer, their unconventional friendship will produce surprising results. Eric and Eunice couldn't be more different, but they each must learn lessons about themselves, what friendship really means, and how to let go. When the end of summer comes, neither of them will ever be the same.

Historical

Widow Zosia Lewandowska teams with pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz to aid the Jews crammed inside Krakow's Jewish ghetto. Hania Silverman is struggling to survive when she encounters her former neighbor, Zosia. The war soon forces them to make a desperate choice that will inexorably bind their lives together even as they are torn apart. 304 pages, softcover from Kregel.

Historical Romance:

Amid the Jacobite uprising of 1715, an English heiress flees to the Scottish lowlands to stay with allies of her powerful family. But while castle walls may protect her from the enemy outside, a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting allegiances, and temptations of the heart lie within.

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job when an unexpected wave of violent crime sweeps through her small Alaskan town. Does Grier Carter, a relative newcomer to town, actually have her back? Or is she all alone as the body count rises?

Speculative

In the glacial nation of Norgard, Jolan the Dream Teller serves every seeker, whether peasant or high lord. Though she loves using her gift, she struggles to navigate the corrupt and dangerous court and the jealousies of the Guildagard.
When an old man’s nightmare imparts a dire warning, Jolan realizes her entire nation is in danger. But before she can sound the alarm, she is betrayed by the guilds and sold into slavery in a rival kingdom far to the south. As a slave in a foreign land, at first Jolan can’t see beyond her singular focus: return home to warn Norgard of the coming calamity. After facing new dangers, making new friends, and forgiving old wrongs, she must fulfill the purposes the Provider has set before her.

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