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2011 FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards

2011 FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards

(May 1, 2011)
The people have spoken! In January, we put out the call for your favorite Christian stories and storytellers of 2010—in all genres, including Amish, Historical, Suspense, Speculative, Romance, Contemporary fiction and more. Look below to see how FamilyFiction readers voted!

And if some of your favorite authors didn't make the list this year, fear not—there's always next year …



AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Award-winning, bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way
of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda
and husband Richard live in Washington State, but take every opportunity to visit Amish
settlements throughout the States, where they have several Amish friends.

02 Karen Kingsbury
03 Julie Lessman
04 Francine Rivers
05 Ted Dekker
06 Beverly Lewis
07 Terri Blackstock
08 Beth Wiseman
09 Bryan Davis
10 Jay Blevins
More authors here!

NEW AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Tessa Afshar
Born in a nominally Muslim family in Iran, Tess Afshar’s conversion to Christianity in her mid-20s
changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served
as Co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She currently serves as the leader
of Women’s and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.

02 Jay Blevins
03 Ronie Kendig
04 Julie Cave
05 Karen Witemeyer
06 James L. Rubart
07 Sarah Sundin
08 Kelly Long
09 Melanie Dickerson
10 Gina Holmes
More authors here!

NOVEL OF THE YEAR
Unlocked: A Love Story
Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)

Holden Harris is locked in a prison of autism, bullied by kids who don’t understand his
quiet, quirky ways. Ella Reynolds, star of the school drama production, takes an interest in
Holden after she catches him listening to her rehearse for the school play. Will friendship,
faith, and the power of song be enough tounlock the miracle that Holden needs?

02 Lydia’s Charm
Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Publishing)

03 Her Mother’s Hope (Marta's Legacy #1)
Her Daughter’s Dream (Marta's Legacy #2)
Francine Rivers (Tyndale House)

05 A Hope Undaunted (Winds of Change)
Julie Lessman (Revell Books)

06 Seek Me with All Your Heart (Land of Canaan #1)
Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)

07 The Last Fall
Jay Blevins (OakTara)

08 Nightshade (Discarded Heroes #1)
Ronie Kendig (Barbour Publishing)

09 Pearl in the Sand
Tess Afshar (Moody Publishers)

10 Deadly Disclosures (Dinah Harris Mystery#1)
The Shadowed Mind (Dinah Harris Mystery#2)
Julie Cave (New Leaf)

More books here!

BOOK TRAILER OF THE YEAR
01 Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
02 The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
03 Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker
04 Lydia's Charm by Wanda E. Brunstetter
05 To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson
More book trailers here!

COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
01 An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County: Expanded Edition
Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron and Kelly Long (Thomas Nelson)


02 An Amish Love
Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long (Thomas Nelson)

03 A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America's Great Plains
Tracie Peterson, Tracey Bateman, Deborah Raney, Pamela Griffin, JoAnn A. Grote, Maryn Langer, Darlene Mindrup, Janet Spaeth and Jill Stengl (Barbour Publishing)

04 Christmas Mail-Order Brides (Romancing America: Wyoming)
Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Therese Stenzel and Carrie Turansky (Barbour Publishing)
05 A Door County Christmas (Romancing America)
Becky Melby, Eileen Key, Rachael Phillips and Cynthia Ruchti (Barbour Publishing)

More books here!

SERIES OF THE YEAR
01 Winds of Change by Julie Lessman (Revell Books)

02 Dragons of Starlight by Bryan Davis (Zondervan)
03 Above the Line by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)
04 Daughters of the Promise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)
05 Patrick Bowers by Steven James (Revell Books)
More books here!

FAVORITE GENRE
Suspense (22-pct)
Historical (21-pct)
Romance (14-pct)
Contemporary (10-pct)
Amish (9-pct)
Speculative (8-pct)

AMISH FICTION AUTHOR
01 Beverly Lewis
02 Wanda Brunstetter
03 Beth Wiseman
04 Cindy Woodsmall
05 Amy Clipston
More Amish fiction authors here!

HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHOR
01 Francine Rivers
02 Mary Connealy
03 Tracie Peterson
04 Julie Lessman
05 Bodie & Brock Thoene
More historical fiction authors here!

SUSPENSE FICTION AUTHOR
01 Terri Blackstock
02 Ted Dekker
03 Brandilyn Collins
04 Colleen Coble
05 Steven James
More suspense fiction authors here!

SPECULATIVE FICTION AUTHOR
01 Ted Dekker
02 Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall
03 Bryan Davis
04 Jill Williamson
05 Donita K. Paul
More speculative fiction authors here!

ROMANCE FICTION AUTHOR
01 Julie Lessman
02 Tracie Peterson
03 Denise Hunter
04 Debbie Macomber
05 Rachel Hauck
More romance fiction authors here!

CONTEMPORARY FICTION AUTHOR
01 Karen Kingsbury
02 Jan Karon
03 Neta Jackson
04 Angela Hunt
05 Gina Holmes
More contemporary fiction authors here!

YA FICTION AUTHOR
01 Jenny B. Jones
02 Melody Carlson
03 Bryan Davis
04 Melanie Dickerson
05 Robert Liparulo
More YA fiction authors here!

CHILDRENS BOOK CREATORS
01 Max Lucado and Gaby Hansen

02 Donita K. Paul, Evangeline Denmark and Vincent Nguyen
03 Sheila Walsh and Meridith Johnson
04 Jan and Mike Berenstain
05. Karen Kingsbury and Dan Andreasen
More children’s book creators here!

MOVIE/DVD OF THE YEAR
01 Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
02 Like Dandelion Dust
03 The Blind Side
04 To Save a Life
05 Letters to God
06 Toy Story 3
07 Amish Grace
08 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
09 Love Comes Softly
10 What If...
More movies and DVDs here!

COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR
01 The Collected Eye Witness Slipcased Set
Robert James Luedke (Head Press)

02 The Action Bible
Sergio Cariello, illustrator; Doug Mauss, editor (David C. Cook)
03 The Lost Books: The Visual Edition
Ted Dekker, Various (Thomas Nelson)
04 Priscilla #1-3
Peter Gonzales and Jamie Cosley (Crown of Life Junior Comics)
05 The Cardinal
K.J. Kolka (Comics Sherpa)
More comics here!
 

 

 

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