2014 INSPYs Shortlists Released

April 30, 2014—The INSPYs Advisory Board is pleased to
announce that the following books have been shortlisted in the fourth annual
INSPY Awards. Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, the INSPYs — http://inspys.com — were created by bloggers to
discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with
expressions of the Christian faith.


Burning Sky by Lori Benton | Waterbrook Press

Born of Persuasion
by Jessica Dotta |
Tyndale House Publishers

A Bride for Keeps
by Melissa Jagears |
Bethany House Publishers

The Outcast
by Jolina Petersheim | Tyndale House Publishers

Dear Mr Knightley
by Katerine Reay |
Thomas Nelson Publishers

General Fiction

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell |
David C Cook

To Know You
by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel | Thomas
Nelson Publishers

Widow of Gettysburg
by Jocelyn Green | River

Wings of Glass
by Gina Holmes | Tyndale House Publishers

by Tosca Lee | Howard Books

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Wishing On Willows by Katie Ganshert |
Waterbrook Press

Barefoot Summer
by Denise Hunter | Thomas Nelson

by Ronie Kendig | Barbour Publishing

by Dani Pettrey | Bethany House

Take A Chance on Me
by Susan May Warren |
Tyndale House Publishers

Historical Romance

Though My Heart is Torn by Joanne Bischof |
Multnomah Books

Love’s Awakening
by Laura Frantz | Revell Books

A Noble Groom
by Jody Hedlund | Bethany House

The Tutor’s Daughter
by Julie Klassen |
Bethany House Publishers

by Susan May Warren | Summerside Press

Speculative Fiction

The Hero’s Lot by Patrick W Carr | Bethany House Publishers

Dark Halo
by Shannon Dittemore | Thomas Nelson Publishers

by Krista McGee | Thomas Nelson Publishers

Memory’s Door
by James L Rubart | Thomas Nelson

The Rising
by Lynn Chandler-Willis | Pelican Book Group

Mystery and Thriller

Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins |
B&H Books

Rules of Murder
by Julianna Deering | Bethany House

The King
by Steven James | Signet Select

by Jordyn Redwood | Kregel

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
by Randy Singer |
Tyndale House Publishers

Literature for Young Adults

The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson |

by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon | Zondervan

The Unlikely Debut
of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill |
Playlist Fiction

by Travis Thrasher | David C Cook

by Jill Williamson | Zondervan

innovative INSPY Award is designed to help readers in their search for the
preeminent faith- inspired literature of today. The INSPYs were created to
select and showcase books with the highest literary standards that grapple with
the Christian faith. To find these works, the INSPYs net is cast wide,
accepting nominations of books aimed at the Christian bookstore market as well
as those from the general market.

winners of 2014 INSPY awards will be announced June 28. In the meantime, http://inspys.com will feature author interviews
to introduce readers to the creative minds behind these books.

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