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Christy Award Winners 2016

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love
by Beth K. Vogt Details
Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has overcome what her mother called "the biggest mistake of her life" and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her what-were-you-thinking teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding? As a professional storm chaser, Logan Hollister is used to taking risks. Coming face to face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels him to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa. Does their past give him the right to interfere with her future? Is God offering them a second chance at happily ever after?
Irish Meadows
by Susan Anne Mason Details
At the renowned Irish Meadows horse farm in New York, 1911, sisters Brianna and Colleen O'Leary struggle to reconcile their own dreams with their father's plans for the farm and his demanding marriage expectations.
Series -
Courage to Dream
Luther and Katharina
by Jody Hedlund Details
After reading the writings of Martin Luther, sixteenth-century nun Katharina von Bora is awakened to her attraction for the religious reformer, and in spite of their differences and convictions, she and Luther begin to form a profound bond.
Secrets She Kept
by Cathy Gohlke Details
All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte's death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother's mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany.
The Choosing
by Rachelle Dekker Details
Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she'd spent a lifetime preparing for--her Choosing Ceremony--to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she'll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it's her duty to follow the true way of the Authority. As Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she's been told, they resonate deep within.
The Five Times I Met Myself
by James L. Rubart Details
What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say? Brock Matthews' once promising life is unraveling--his coffee company, his marriage. When he discovers his vivid dreams--where he encounters his younger self--might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing. Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn't know how to let go...and his greatest fear is that it's already too late.
The Sea Keeper's Daughters
by Lisa Wingate Details
From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt's WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina's Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney's estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney's only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?
The Wedding Chapel
by Rachel Hauck Details
For sixty years, a wedding chapel sat silent. It was built as a tribute to a lost love-- but now an offer has come to turn the chapel into what it was meant to be. Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart's Bend, Tennessee to make a life for herself in New York-- and leave behind her family's abysmal marriage rate. She fell head-over-heels for Jack Forester, a top ad man; their whirlwind romance resulted in an elopement-- and a mountain of doubt. Jack can never seem to overcome his own demons to find the words of his heart. When Taylor takes an assignment in Heart's Bend, the job sends her into a world of family secrets buried beneath the sands of time.
Twisted Innocence
by Terri Blackstock Details
Holly Cramer has stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, but she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter, Lily. When police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Lily's father, Creed Kershaw, a person of interest in a drug-related murder case, she is determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and Lily hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he's innocent and that Miller is after him too. Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.
Updated 06/30/2016
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