2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Christina Suzann Nelson & The Way It Should Be

Posted October 18, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 The Christy Award, Author Interview, Christian, Christina Suzann Nelson, contemporary, giveaway / 34 Comments

Happy Monday once again! Continuing until October 28th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of featuring all of the 2021 The Christy Award Finalists! Today I’m featuring Christina Suzann Nelson and her general fiction Christy Award finalist book The Way It Should Be! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE.

GENRE: Inspirational Women’s Fiction
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: February 2, 2021
PAGES: 351

After years of estrangement, the lives of Zara Mahoney and her twin sister, Eve, are suddenly and completely intertwined again. Eve’s troubled lifestyle causes the state to take custody of her two children and contact Zara and her husband, asking them to consider foster care. Newlywed Zara thought she’d finally been given a fresh start and feels wholly unprepared to care for a niece and nephew whose existence she wasn’t even aware of.

Meanwhile, Eve may have a real chance to start over this time with the help of Tiff Bradley, who’s dedicated to helping women everyone else has given up on after facing a heartbreaking tragedy in her own family.

Over the course of one summer, all three women’s hearts and lives hang in the balance as Eve desperately works toward a new life. Can they redefine their expectations of how life should be to find the hope they–and those they love–so desperately need?


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I asked the author…

What do you most want your readers to take away from the way it should be?

One of the great benefits of reading is the increase in our capacity to empathize. My desire for The Way It Should Be is to bring alive the humanity often lost to those who are often dehumanized in our society. And, of course, I hope this comes within an engaging storyline.

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and the award-winning author of four books including More Than We Remember and The Way It Should Be.  Her newest novel, Shaped by the Waves, releases early in 2022. Christina is over the top about her passion for faith, family, fiction, and foster care.

Christina Suzann Nelson is offering a print copy of The Way It Should Be to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the general fiction Christy Award finalist The Way It Should Be by Christina Suzann Nelson? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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34 responses to “2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Christina Suzann Nelson & The Way It Should Be

  1. Patty

    I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Christina. But I appreciate her shining a light on those who are often dehumanized or ‘lost’ in our society.

    • Absolutely! I love the way fiction allows us to see the world through another person’s perspective. I hope readers of The Way It Should Be come away with an increased empathy for our struggling brothers and sisters. Addiction and homelessness are not lifestyles anyone wants for themselves or their family members, but it is a reality in our broken world.

  2. Stephanie H.

    This story sounds inspirational and a looks like a great book to read. I’ll be adding it and all her other books to my TBR pile!

  3. Sunnymay

    It looks like an exciting read with plenty of family drama. I have twins, so love reading about multiples.

  4. Perrianne Askew

    I don’t think I’ve read any of her novels. By the description I’m sure I would love it. You can NEVER go wrong with a Christy finalist anyway!

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