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OORAH! The Christian Manifesto announced winners in their 2012 Lime Awards for Excellence in Christian Fiction today–and I’m super stoked to share with you that:


the Romantic Suspense category!!


OORAH! Way to go Legend & Kazi!


Here is the full list of winners:

Amish Fiction

Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis (Harvest House)

“Mary Ellis crafted her hero and heroine as incredibly relatable characters, flawed human beings who prove that even the Amish don’t have perfect relationships or marriages.” — Rachel Brand


Children’s & Young Adult Fiction

Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law (Thomas Nelson)

“This book is full of suspense, the type where you are sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for what’s around the corner.” — Shondra Brown


Contemporary Fiction

An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi (Little, Brown & Co)

“Korkeakivi expertly blends past and present in this wonderfully entertaining story. “ — Heather Adams

Contemporary Romance

The Reunion by Dan Walsh (Revell)

“What struck me most about this book was that the people in it seemed so real.” — Sara Shoop

“This is not a book about the Vietnam War, per se.  Rather, it’s about having a faith that sees you through the worst of times.” — Rose Michels

Crime, Mystery and Legal

Opening Moves by Steven James (Signet Select)

“I’m blown away each time I pick up one of James’ novels and Opening Moves is simply another brilliant book by an unbelievably talented storyteller.” — Melissa Willis


Historical Fiction

A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs (Waterbrook Press)

“If you’re looking for a realistic Christmas tale full of relatable characters, but without the contrivance and cheese that often abounds sentimental winter stories, then A Wreath of Snow is definitely the novella for you.” — Rachel Brand

“This is a sweet story that tells of great pain, heartache and the desire for forgiveness.” — Susan Faloon


Historical Romance

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (Bethany House)

Short-Straw Bride pushed all the right buttons, from the twist on a well-worn plot to the engaging secondary characters to the touching and realistic romance.” — Rachel Brand


Suspense, Speculative & Thriller

The Last Night of Alton Webber by Robin Parrish (Tyndale)

“With the taunt suspense, gripping story, and unique twists, The Last Night of Alton Webber is a fantastic conclusion to this series.” — Melissa Willis


Romantic Suspense

Firethorn by Ronie Kendig (Barbour)

“With non-stop action and jaw-dropping twists, Firethorn is everything I could ask for in this final book of the Discarded Heroes series.” — Melissa Willis

Comments 3

  1. Kunta Evans

    It was so cool to see Firethorn get recognized for this award. I guess I’m biased since I got the privilege of being “Griffin” on the cover but this is my favorite entry in the series.

    Congratulations to you on your award! I hope many more are to come!

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      Kunta! MAJOR thanks for lending your handsome mug for Griffin. I’ve had a lot of comments on “him.” 😀 Let’s just say you have fans! And thank you for the kudos–I think Firethorn is one of my favorites, too! Thank you for stopping by.

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