Hello, friends and readers. Here we go. Our 2019 INSPYs Shortlists are finally here and ready for sharing with the world. Our sincere apologies for the delays. Given our different time zones, and personal commitments, this announcement encountered delays, plus we were engaged in great discussion to put together the best shortlists we could. We do appreciate your patience, understanding and continued support.
So thank you for your patience as we put this together, and to our judges who will be reading all of these where there is a winner at the end of this process (in June), thank you. Below you can see the official INSPYs post. Hope you like our shortlists and if there are reads on here you’ve not read, I hope you discover some new reads. (Tell me which you’re most excited to see on our shortlist!
Announcing the 2019 INSPYs Shortlists…
It’s finally here. Today, we’re ready to announce our 2019 INSPYs shortlists.
We thank you so much for your continued support, especially throughout the changes over these past few years as we strive to create a program that is considerate of the many wonderful novels written in this genre.
Following delays, and all those different time zones, plus juggling our respective schedules, the Inspy Awards Advisory Board is thrilled to (finally) announce the 2019 shortlist contenders. As each year does, another daunting task was placed before us to pick just 3 books in each category from a long list nominated by 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 8th annual INSPY Awards.
Presenting the 2019 INSPY Award Shortlists
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
- All Made Up by Kara Isaac (Bellbird Press)
- The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano (Tyndale)
- Falling for You by Becky Wade (Bethany House)
- Among the Poppies by J’Nell Ciesielski (Smitten Historical Romance)
- The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham (Revell)
- Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson (Tyndale)
- No one Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert (Waterbrook)
- Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh (Waterfall Press)
- Where Hope Begins by Catherine West (Thomas Nelson)
- The Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar (Tyndale)
- Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof (Thomas Nelson)
- Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears (Utmost Publishing)
LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
- A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund (Northern Lights Press)
- Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon (Blink)
- The Edge Over There by Shawn Smucker (Revell
- Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig (Bethany House)
- Delayed Justice by Cara Putman (Thomas Nelson)
- The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House)
- Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse (Bethany House)
- The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin (Enclave)
- Fierian by Ronie Kendig (Enclave)
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors and shortlist contenders! We now turn the job over to our 2019 judges to select a winner in each category. Winners will be announced June 28th.
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