I promised a post about my picks for the 2011 Christy awards which were held July 11th. I’m not including all categories because I hadn’t read any of the nominees for Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Series, Contemporary Standalone, or Historical. You can see a complete list of categories, nominees and winners here. Ok, here goes…
Historical Romance Winner = The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen My pick = She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell
Suspense Winner = The Bishop by Steven James
I’m just confessing here that I’m ashamed I haven’t read any Steven James. Everything I’ve heard says he’s amazing.
First Novel Winner = Heartless by Anne ElisabethStengl
Visionary Winner = To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson My pick = ???
I can’t decide! Jill Williamson is really good! (This is her second win.) But The Last Christian by David Gregory gave me chills.
*Both From Darkness Hid and the third nominee (Konig’s Fire by Marc Schooley) are both from independent publisher Marcher Lord Press. Awesome!
Young Adult Winner = Motercycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue My Pick = The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers
The Charlatan’s Boy was Outstanding.
**For my opinion on the third nominee (The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson) see blog post here.