The 2016 INSPYs Awards Shortlist


Congratulations to the authors with titles that made it to the shortlist of the 2016 INSPYs Awards!!! 
The following announcement from The INSPYs Award website.

Multiple book deliveries later coupled with juggling multiple time zones, and our respective schedules, theInspy Awards Advisory Board is thrilled to (finally) announce the 2016 shortlist contenders. As each year does, another daunting task was placed before us to pick just 5 books in each category from a long list nominatedby readers and bloggers around the world. After careful consideration and deliberation, the INSPYs Advisory Board is pleased to announce that the following books have been shortlisted in the 6th annual INSPY Awards.



CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/ROMANTIC SUSPENSE


  • London Tides (David C. Cook) by Carla Laureano 
  • The Dandelion Field (Zondervan) by Kathryn Springer 
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Howard) by Beth K. Vogt 
  • A Love Like Ours (Bethany House) by Becky Wade 
  • The Wonder of You (Tyndale House) by Susan May Warren

DEBUT FICTION


  • Jaded (David C. Cook) by Varina Denman
  • Love’s Rescue (Revell) by Christine Johnson
  • Irish Meadows (Bethany House) by Susan Anne Mason

GENERAL FICTION


  • A Cup of Dust (Kregel) by Susie Finkbeiner 
  • The Art of Losing Yourself (Waterbrook Press) by Katie Ganshert 
  • Secrets She Kept (Tyndale House) by Cathy Gohlke 
  • Water From My Heart (Center Street) by Charles Martin 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

  • The Wood’s Edge (WaterBrook) by Lori Benton 
  • Luther and Katharina (Waterbrook Press) by Jody Hedlund 
  • Through Waters Deep (Revell) by Sarah Sundin

MYSTERY AND THRILLER


  • The Last Con (Thomas Nelson) by Zachary Bartels 
  • A.D. 33 (Center Street) by Ted Dekker 
  • Falcon (Shiloh Run Press) by Ronie Kendig 
  • The Bones Will Speak (Thomas Nelson) by Carrie Stuart Parks


LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS


  • Season of Fire (Blink) by Lisa T. Bergren
  • Shades of Doon (Blink) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon 
  • The Choosing (Tyndale House) by Rachelle Dekker
  • An Uncertain Choice (Zondervan) by Jody Hedlund


SPECULATIVE FICTION


  • The Methuselah Project (Kregel) by Rick Barry 
  • Heir of Hope (Enclave Publishing) by Morgan L. Busse 
  • The Shock of Night (Bethany House) by Patrick W. Carr 
  • The Curse of Crow Hollow (Thomas Nelson) by Billy Coffey 
  • Embers (Enclave Publishing) by Ronie Kendig


Congratulations again, authors! I definitely need to get reading some more! Between the Christy Awards finalists and this, I have some catching up to do on my reading!  And I'm looking forward to reading and judging the Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense category.  


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