The 2016 Christy Award winners

Posted June 27, 2016 by meezcarrie in awards, Christian / 17 Comments

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LAWRENCE, Kan.—Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction were announced online today at

Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards will be featured on Chris Fabry Live!, Fri., July 1, 2016. Chris Fabry Live! is heard on over 225 terrestrial Moody radio stations and streamed live online at from 2-4 p.m. (CDT).

The Christy Advisory Board is happy to announce the complete list of 2016 Christy Award winners. (Hyperlinks go to my reviews.)

  • Book of the Year: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
  • Contemporary: The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate (Tyndale House Publishers)
  • Contemporary Romance/Suspense: The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
  • Contemporary Series: Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt (Howard Books)
  • First Novel: Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
  • Historical: Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke (Tyndale House Publishers)
  • Historical Romance: Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund (WaterBrook Press)
  • Suspense: Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
  • Visionary: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
  • Young Adult: The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker (Tyndale House Publishers)

The Christy Award is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction. The Christy Awards are online at:

2016 Christy Award Winners

Many heartfelt and excited congratulations to the winners!!

Note: Susan Anne Mason will be at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat on August 24th in Nashville. So you’ll probably not want to miss it. Just sayin 🙂

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17 responses to “The 2016 Christy Award winners

  1. Winnie Thomas

    Congrats to the winners! Obviously, my TBR list is expanding again, although several of these are already on my list, and some are even on my Kindle waiting for me to get to them. I can’t believe how many wonderful books were finalists. What some stiff competition! I don’t think I’d want to be a judge–that would be extremely difficult for me. I’ve read Irish Meadows, and I abolutely loved it! Congratulations to Susan Anne Mason!!

    • Carrie

      oh gosh… I loved The Wedding Chapel and Irish Meadows (I loved the second book in Susan’s series even more). But Jody Hedlund and Cathy Gohlke are always excellent choices for historical fiction fans – I just can’t “highest” recommend those particular books as I have not read them for myself yet lol

  2. Rachael Merritt

    I have had all but two of these…I don’t have Beth Vogt’s in my forever shelves as I passed on th joy to my book buddy! 🙂 Some really great winners!! Two of these are in my TBR pile…eager to get to them. My favorite of all these really was Secrets She Kept, I believe. It did much in changing my viewpoint on things in life. It’s a tremendous read! Jody Hedlund’s Luther and Katharina was simply amazing!!

    I could not however be a judge! So many great reads.

  3. carylkane

    Congratulations to the 2016 Christy award winners! I have a couple these in my TBR. I see I have some more to add… 🙂

  4. Susan Anne Mason

    Thank you so much, Carrie!! I will be there and hopefully my books will be too!

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