The Christy Award™ Archives

CONTEMPORARY

2016

The Sea Keeper's Daughters
Winner

The Sea Keeper's Daughters

Lisa Wingate
Tyndale House Publishers
The Art of Losing Yourself
Finalist

The Art of Losing Yourself

Katie Ganshert
WaterBrook Press
As Waters Gone By
Finalist

As Waters Gone By

Cynthia Ruchti
Abingdon Press

2015

The Story Keeper
Winner

The Story Keeper

Lisa Wingate
Tyndale House Publishers
Farewell, Four Waters
Finalist

Farewell, Four Waters

Kate McCord
RiverNorth, an imprint of Moody Publishing
Somebody Safe with Somebody Good
Finalist

Somebody Safe with Somebody Good

Jan Karon
G.P. Putnam's Sons

2014

Stones for Bread
Winner

Stones for Bread

Christa Parrish
Thomas Nelson, Harper Collins Christian Publishing
Every Waking Moment
Finalist

Every Waking Moment

Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers
The Prayer Box
Finalist

The Prayer Box

Lisa Wingate
Tyndale House Publishers

2013

Not in the Heart
Winner

Not in the Heart

Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers
The Air We Breathe
Finalist

The Air We Breathe

Christa Parrish
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
Borders of the Heart
Finalist

Borders of the Heart

Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers

2012

Promises to Keep
Winner

Promises to Keep

Ann Tatlock
Tyndale House Publishers
Dry as Rain
Finalist

Dry as Rain

Gina Holmes
Tyndale House Publishers
Words
Finalist

Words

Ginny Yttrup
B&H Publishing Group

2011

Almost Heaven
Winner

Almost Heaven

Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers
Lady in Waiting
Finalist

Lady in Waiting

Susan Meissner
WaterBrook Press
A Season of Miracles
Finalist

A Season of Miracles

Rusty Whitener
Kregel Publications

2010

The Passion of Mary-Margaret
Winner

The Passion of Mary-Margaret

Lisa Samson
Thomas Nelson
June Bug
Finalist

June Bug

Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers
Veiled Freedom
Finalist

Veiled Freedom

Jeanette Windle
Tyndale House Publishers

2009

Winner

Dogwood 

Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers
Finalist

Embrace Me

Lisa Samson
Thomas Nelson
Finalist

Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon

Debbie Fuller Thomas
Moody Publishers

2008

Winner

Chasing Fireflies

Charles Martin
Thomas Nelson
Finalist

In High Places

Tom Morrisey
Bethany House
Finalist

Quaker Summer

Lisa Samson
Thomas Nelson

2007

Winner

Winter Birds

Jamie Langston Turner
Bethany House
Finalist

Dwelling Places

Vinita Hampton Wright
HarperOne
Finalist

Straight Up

Lisa Samson
WaterBrook Press

2006

Winner

Levi's Will

W. Dale Cramer
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Grace at Low Tide

Beth Webb Hart
WestBow Press
Finalist

Wrapped in Rain

Charles Martin
Thomas Nelson

2005

Winner

Bad Ground

W. Dale Cramer
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

No Dark Valley

Jamie Langston Turner
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Tiger Lillie

Lisa Samson
WaterBrook Press

2004

Winner

Songbird

Lisa Samson
Warner Faith
Finalist

Finding Alice

Melody Carlson
WaterBrook Press
Finalist

The Living End

Lisa Samson
WaterBrook Press

2003

Winner

All the Way Home

Ann Tatlock
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Not a Sparrow Falls

Linda Nichols
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Women's Intuition

Lisa Samson
WaterBrook Press

2002

Winner

A Garden to Keep

Jamie Langston Turner
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Ain't No River

Sharon Ewell Foster
Multnomah Publishers
Finalist

Carley's Song

Patricia Sprinkle
Zondervan

2001

Winner

Home to Harmony

Philip Gulley
Multnomah Publishers
Winner

The Trial

Robert Whitlow
Word Publishing
Finalist

The Book of Hours

T. Davis Bunn
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Finalist

Bookends

Liz Curtis Higgs
Multnomah Publishers

2000

Winner

A New Song

Jan Karon
Viking Press
Finalist

By the Light of a Thousand Stars

Jamie Langston Turner
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Romey's Place

James Calvin Schaap
Baker Books