Congratulations to the 2017 finalists

Contemporary Romance

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Her One and Only

by Becky Wade (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

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The Red Door Inn

by Liz Johnson (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

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Rescue Me

by Susan May Warren (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

First Novel

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Counted with the Stars

by Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

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Like a River from Its Course

by Kelli Stuart (Kregel Publications)

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Stars in the Grass

by Ann Marie Stewart (Barbour Publishing)

General Fiction

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Long Way Gone

by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson)

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The Promise of Jesse Woods

by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

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The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

by Beth Moore (Tyndale House Publishers)

Historical

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Like a River from Its Course

by Kelli Stuart (Kregel Publications)

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The Mark of the King

by Jocelyn Green (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

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Miriam

by Mesu Andrews (WaterBrook)

Historical Romance

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A Note Yet Unsung

by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

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From This Moment

by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

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The Lady and the Lionheart

by Joanne Bischof (Mason Jar Books)

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

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If I Run

by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

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When Death Draws Near

by Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson)

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Without Warning

by Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers)

Short Form

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Looking Into You

by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

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Mirror Image

by Laura Scott (Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense)

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Restoring Christmas: A Novella

by Cynthia Ruchti (Worthy Inspired, an imprint of Worthy Publishing Group)

Visionary

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The Alliance

by Jolina Petersheim (Tyndale House Publishers)

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King’s Folly

by Jill Williamson (Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

by James Rubart (Thomas Nelson)

Young Adult

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If You’re Gone

by Brittany Goodwin (Edge of 22 Publishing)

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The Silent Songbird

by Melanie Dickerson (Thomas Nelson)

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Unblemished

by Sara Ella (Thomas Nelson)

The 2017 Winners will be announced at The Christy Award™ Gala held Wednesday evening, November 8th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville—featuring Karen Kingsbury, Andrew Peterson, Chris Fabry, and more. The gala will follow The Art of Writing conference for writers, storytellers, and publishing curators held that afternoon.

View all past winners and finalists by category

We thank the following companies for their support of the industry and this event:

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