2023 Christy Awards

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The Christy Awards are given each year to Christian fiction novels to honor "novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity." The award has been given since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, "Christy". This year's finalists were recently announced, and they are: 

Book of the Year:

Within These Walls of Sorrow
by Amanda Barratt
(Kregel Publications)
Print | eBook | eAudio | eBook (Hoopla)

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The Amplify Award for Christian Fiction

The Star That Always Stays
by Anna Rose Johnson
(Holiday House)
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Contemporary Romance

To Win a Prince
by Toni Shiloh
(Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
Print | eBook | eBook (Hoopla)
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First Novel -- TIE

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
by Sara Brunsvold
(Revell/Baker Publishing Group)
PrinteBook | eAudio



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The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon
by Linda MacKillop
(Kregel Publications)
Print | eBook | eBook (Hoopla)
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General Fiction

Where the Blue Sky Begins
by Katie Powner
(Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)
Print | eBook

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Within These Walls of Sorrow
by Amanda Barratt
(Kregel Publications)
Print | eBook | eAudio | eBook (Hoopla)
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Historical Romance

The Rose and the Thistle
by Laura Franzt
(Revell/Baker Publishing Group)
Print | eBookeBook (Hoopla)
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Cold Light of Day
by Elizabeth Goddard
(Revell/Baker Publishing Group)
Print | eBook | eBook (Hoopla)
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Short Form

Always a Lady
(in A Return to Hawthorne House)
by Kristi Ann Hunter
(Oholiab Creations)
Print | eBook | eAudio | eBook (Hoopla) | eAudio (Hoopla) 
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Dream of Kings
by Sharon Hinck
(Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)
Print | eBook | eBook (Hoopla) | eAudio (Hoopla)

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Young Adult

This Dreamer
by Sara Watterson
(Sara Watterson)
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