Congratulations to the 2019 Finalists

Contemporary Romance

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Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe

by Carla Laureano
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Falling for You

by Becky Wade
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Wait for Me

by Susan May Warren
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

First Novel

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The Baggage Handler

by David Rawlings
(Thomas Nelson)

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Engraved on the Heart

by Tara Johnson
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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The Plum Blooms in Winter

by Linda Thompson
(Mountain Brook Ink)

General Fiction

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No One Ever Asked

by Katie Ganshert
(WaterBrook)

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Send Down the Rain

by Charles Martin
(Thomas Nelson)

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We Hope for Better Things

by Erin Bartels
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

Historical

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A Rumored Fortune

by Joanna Davidson Politano
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Of Fire and Lions

by Mesu Andrews
(WaterBrook)

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The Seamstress

by Allison Pittman
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Shelter of the Most High

by Connilyn Cossette
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Historical Romance

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A Defense of Honor

by Kristi Ann Hunter
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

by Patti Callahan
(Thomas Nelson)

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With this Pledge

by Tamera Alexander
(Thomas Nelson)

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

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Called to Protect

by Lynette Eason
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Every Wicked Man

by Steven James
(Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House)

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Mind Games

by Nancy Mehl
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Short Form

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A Shot at Love
within The Christmas Heirloom

by Sarah Loudin Thomas
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Catching Christmas

by Terri Blackstock
(Thomas Nelson)

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Falling for Grace

by Janet W. Ferguson
(Southern Sun Press LLC)

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Legacy of Love
within The Christmas Heirloom

by Kristi Ann Hunter
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Visionary

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Mark of the Raven

by Morgan L. Busse
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Shivering World

by Kathy Tyers
(Enclave Publishing)

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The Story Peddler

by Lindsay A. Franklin
(Enclave Publishing)

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The Wounded Shadow

by Patrick W. Carr
(Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group)

Young Adult

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The Crescent Stone

by Matt Mikalatos
(Wander, a YA imprint of Tyndale House)

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Fawkes

by Nadine Brandes
(Thomas Nelson)

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The Warrior Maiden

by Melanie Dickerson
(Thomas Nelson)

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