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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday 3-28-2009



Faith n' Fiction Saturday is hosted by My Friend Amy.


This week's question/discussion is: The 2009 Christy Award Nominees were recently announced. Today's assignment is to look at the list of nominees and share with us whether or not you have read any of them. If you haven't read that particular novel, have you read anything by that author? Have you read all of the books in any category? What are your favorite books on the list? Are there any books you haven't heard of?



The Christy Nominees:

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Beyond the Night by Marlo Schalesky • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren • Tyndale House Publishers
Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White by Claudia Mair Burney • David C. Cook

CONTEMPORARY SERIES, SEQUELS, AND NOVELLAS

Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Summer Snow by Nicole Baart • Tyndale House Publishers
You Had Me at Good-bye by Tracey Bateman • FaithWords

CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE

Dogwood by Chris Fabry • Tyndale House Publishers
Embrace Me by Lisa Samson • Thomas Nelson
Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon by Debbie Fuller Thomas • Moody Publishers

FIRST NOVEL

Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake • David C. Cook
Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler • Bethany House Publishers
Safe at Home by Richard Doster • David C. Cook

HISTORICAL

Shadow of Colossus by T.L. Higley • B&H Publishing Group
Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin • Bethany House Publishers
Washington’s Lady by Nancy Moser • Bethany House Publishers

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy • Barbour Publishers
From a Distance by Tamera Alexander • Bethany House Publishers
The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen • B&H Publishing Group

SUSPENSE

By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer • Tyndale House Publishers
The Rook by Steven James • Revell
Winter Haven by Athol Dickson • Bethany House Publishers

VISIONARY

The Battle for Vast Dominion by George Bryan Polivka • Harvest House Publishers
Shade by John B. Olson • B&H Publishing Group
Vanish by Tom Pawlik • Tyndale House Publishers

YOUNG ADULT

The Fruit of My Lipstick by Shelley Adina • FaithWords
I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires by Cathy Gohlke • Moody Publishers
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


My answer: Under Contemporary Romance - I have not read any of the books listed, but I did just finish Deadly Charm by Claudia Mair Burney. I enjoyed it so much that I have already checked out the first book from that series (Murder, Mayhem and a Fine Man) from our library.

I have not read anything by the authors under Contemporary Series, Standalones or First Novels.

Under Historicals - I have not read any of the novels listed, but I have read A Woman's Place, Gods and Kings, Song of Redemption and Strength of His Hand - all by Lynn Austin. I have also read Mozart's Sister by Nancy Moser. I enjoyed all of these books and will have to add the Christy winners to my list.

Under Historical Romance - I have not read any of the books listed - but I do have Gingham Mountain by Mary Conneally in my TBR stack!

I haven't read any of the Suspense books or authors - but need to add them to my list as I love Suspense books!

Nothing to report under Visionary - but under Young Adult - I have read the entire series to date by Adina Shelley - It's All About Us, The Fruit of My Lipstick and Be Strong and Curvaceous. I think she has another one coming out later this year also.





3 comments:

Nise' said...

I read my first Lynn Austin book this year and love her! I am slowly reading all her books.

bigguysmama said...

I have loved SMW Noble Legacy series! We love westerns at our house. Marlo's book was neat. Her books have a "twist" to them. Haven't read any Visionary books either and want to find out what they mean by that category. Enjoy your reading.

Blessings,
Mimi B
Woven by Words

Sunny said...

I haven't read any by Claudia Mair Burney but I've heard good things.

Love the pic at the top of your blog. Did you do that? Is it cross stitch?

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