Christian Fiction

The Christy Awards 2022 Finalist.

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Christy Award Finalists organized by ECPA and hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! We extend our sincere and enthusiastic congratulations to The Christy Award 2022 Finalists!

The Christy Award Finalists 2022


All That Really Matters
Bookshop by the Sea
Husband Auditions

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong (Kregel Publications)


All That Is Secret
Sugar Birds

All That Is Secret by Patricia Raybon (Tyndale House Publishers)

Recorder by Cathy McCrumb (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)

Sugar Birds by Cheryl Grey Bostrom (She Writes Press)


The Letter Keeper
The Secret Keepers Old Depot Grocery
Under the Magnolias

The Letter Keeper by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

Under the Magnolias by T. I. Lowe (Tyndale House Publishers)


Between The Wild Branches
Drawn By The Current
The Widows Of Champagne
Yours Is The Night

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Drawn by The Current by Jocelyn Green (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

The Widows of Champagne by Renee Ryan (Love Inspired)

Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)


As Dawn Breaks
Hope Between The Pages
Shadows Of Swanford Abbey
Until Leaves Fall in Paris

As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham (Barbour Publishing)

Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)


On The Cliffs Of Foxglove Manor
The Barrister And Letter Marque

Aftermath by Terri Blackstock (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)


A Texas Christmas Carol
False Pretense
Mr Nicholas

A Texas Christmas Carol (in Under the Texas Mistletoe) by Karen Witemeyer (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Mr. Nicholas: A Magical Christmas Tale by Christopher de Vinck (Paraclete Press)

False Pretense by Heather Day Gilbert (WoodHaven Press)


A Time To Seek
Dark Intercept
Windward Shore

A Time to Seek by Tracy Higley (Stonewater Books LLC)

Dark Intercept by Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson (Tyndale House Publishers)

Recorder by Cathy McCrumb (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)

Windward Shore by Sharon Hinck (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)


A Gentle Tyranny
Realms of Light

A Gentle Tyranny by Jess Corban (Wander, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers)

Realms of Light by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)

Shadow by Kara Swanson (Enclave Publishing, a division of Oasis Family Media)


The Christy Award Gala
November 17, 2022 | 7 pm
Shinn Center at Lipscomb University, Nashville

The Christy Award Dinner Gala will celebrate Christian fiction and announce the 2022 winners of The Christy Award. The event will honor the literary contributions of bestselling author Jan Karon (The Mitford Series) via special video address with tributes by authors Sarah Loudin Thomas and Amanda Dykes, and feature bestselling and Christy Hall of Fame author Chris Fabry, along with Christy Book of the Year® winning authors Amanda Cox and Becky Wade. Join industry authors and publishers to honor the power of Story and the year’s best Christian fiction.


(1) winner will receive print copies of The Christy Award finalist titles from one category of their choice!

The Christy Award 2021 Finalists JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 3, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 10, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



Art of Writing on November 17, 12:30-5 pm at Lipscomb University in Nashville $99

A conference for writers, storytellers, and publishing curators.

The Christy Award Gala on November 17, 7-9 pm at Lipscomb University in Nashville $89

Celebrate this year’s finalists and winners with authors, editors, publishers, and readers!

Bundle the Art of Writing Conference & The Christy Award Gala $139


The Christy Award® is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999. For more information about ECPA, visit For more information about the Christy Awards and Art of Writing conferences, visit or email

First 100 to register are entered to win a set of Jan Karon novels!

The first 100 registered for The Christy Award events will automatically be entered to win a full set of The Mitford Series novels by our evening’s honoree, Jan Karon — including a signed copy of At Home In Mitford. Karon will address our attendees via video-cast.

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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