INSPY Shortlist

Have you heard of the INSPY Awards? I’m absolutely delighted to be a judge for the Christian Historical Fiction category. The original announcement of the shortlisted books was October 1st, but I wanted to go ahead and share them with you in full again here. The INSPY Advisory Board is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2010 INSPY Awards.  We thank you for your enthusiastic nominations of books and acknowledge the difficulties in narrowing the field with so many quality nominations. General & Literary Fiction The Christmas Glass by Marci Alborghetti, Guideposts, 1st October, 2009 Life in Defiance by Mary DeMuth, Zondervan, 1st May, 2010 Lost Mission by Athol Dickson, Howard Books, 1st September, 2009 Lucky Baby by Meredith Efken, Howard Books, 13th April, 2010 Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes, Tyndale House, 1st May, 2010 Creative Non-Fiction Evolving in Monkey Town by Rachel Held Evans, Zondervan, 15th June, 2010. . .

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INSPY Shortlists

Have you heard of the INSPY Awards? I’m absolutely delighted to be a judge for the Christian Historical Fiction category. The original announcement of the shortlisted books was October 1st, but I wanted to go ahead and share them with you in full again here. The INSPY Advisory Board is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2010 INSPY Awards. We thank you for your enthusiastic nominations of books and acknowledge the difficulties in narrowing the field with so many quality nominations. General & Literary Fiction The Christmas Glass by Marci Alborghetti, Guideposts, 1st October, 2009 Life in Defiance by Mary DeMuth, Zondervan, 1st May, 2010 Lost Mission by Athol Dickson, Howard Books, 1st September, 2009 Lucky Baby by Meredith Efken, Howard Books, 13th April, 2010 Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes, Tyndale House, 1st May, 2010 Creative Non-Fiction Evolving in Monkey Town by Rachel Held Evans, Zondervan, 15th June, 2010. . .

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Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor {Preview}

Highland Blessings is the story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise he made to his dying father. Bryce MacPhearson, a highland warrior, kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. While Akira’s strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him, hoping to end a half-century-old feud between their clans. While Akira begins to forgive, and Bryce learns to trust, a series of murders leaves a trail of unanswered questions, confusion, and a legacy of hate that once again rises between their families. Clearly, a traitor is in their midst. Now the one man Akira loves no longer trusts her, and her own life is in danger. Can Bryce look beyond his pain and seek the truth? Will Akira discover the threat against her before it’s too late? How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessings?

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