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2015 INSPY's Shortlists Released Today


2015 INSPYs Shortlists Released

April 30, 2015—The INSPYs Advisory Board is pleased to announce that the following books have been shortlisted in the fifth annual INSPY Awards. Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, the INSPYs — — were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.

The Butterfly & the Violin by Kristy Cambron | Thomas Nelson
Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas  | Bethany House
How Sweet the Sound by Amy K. Sorrells | David C. Cook
Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry | Howard
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin | Bethany House

General Fiction
Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer | Waterbrook/Multonomah Press
All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner | Tyndale
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke | Tyndale
Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay | Thomas Nelson
Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin | Bethany House

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog by Ronie Kendig | Barbour
Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt | Howard
A Table by the Window by Hillary Monton Lodge | Waterbrook/Multonomah Press
Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade | Bethany House
A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert | Waterbrook/Multonomah Press

Historical Romance  
A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander | Bethany House
The Thief by Stephanie Landsem | Howard
Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta | Tyndale
Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund | Bethany House
With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden | Bethany House

Speculative Fiction
Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart | Thomas Nelson
Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl | Bethany House
Seek and Hide by Amanda G. Stevens | David C. Cook
Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry | Howard
A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr | Bethany House

Mystery and Thriller
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekkar | Center Street/Hachette
Checkmate by Steven James | Signet Select/Penguin
Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering | Bethany House
Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig | Barbour
Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels | Thomas Nelson

Literature for Young Adults
Remnants: Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren | Blink/Zondervan
Storm Siren by Mary Weber | Thomas Nelson
Blur by Steven James | Skyscape
Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon | Blink/Zondervan
Jupiter Winds by C.J. Darlington | Mountainview Books

The 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. The winners of the 2015 INSPY awards will be announced June 28. In the meantime, will feature author interviews to introduce readers to the creative minds behind these books.