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INSPY Award Winners 2014!

Hello friends!

On June 28th, the winners of the INSPY Award in the different categories were announced. We, the judges, were also given permission to blog about this. So, here they are!

DEBUT FICTION

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Burning Sky by Lori Benton

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears

The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

2014 INSPY Winner!

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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GENERAL FICTION

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When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

To Know You by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel

Widow of Gettysburg by Jorcelyn Green

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

Iscariot by Tosca Lee

2014 INSPY Winner!

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/ROMANCE SUSPENSE

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2014 INSPY Finalists

Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert

Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Talon by Ronnie Kendig

Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Take A Chance On Me by Susan May Warren

2014 INSPY Winner!

Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE

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2014 INSPY Finalists

Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne Bischof

Love’s Awakening by Laura Frantz

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

Duchess by Susan May Warren

2014 INSPY Winner!

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

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SPECULATIVE FICTION

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2014 INSPY Finalists

The Hero’s Lot by Patrick W Carr

Dark Halo by Shannon Dittemore

Anomaly by Krista McGee

Memory’s Door by James L Rubart

The Rising by Lynn Chandler-Willis

2014 INSPY Winner!

Anomaly by Krista McGee

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MYSTERY & THRILLER

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Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering

The King by Steven James

Poison by Jordyn Redwood

Dead Lawyers Tell No tales by Randy Singer

2014 INSPY Winner!

The King by Steven James

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LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

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Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Doon by Carey Corp & Lori Landon

Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill

Hurt by Travis Thrasher

Captives by Jill Williamson

2014 INSPY Winner!

Captives by Jill Williamson

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Now you have it! Congrats to the finalist authors and the winners!

I, along with Alyssa Washburn and Rebekah Malik were judges in the Contemporary Romance/Romance Suspense Category, and this is what we had to say about the Barefoot Summer, the winning book:

“Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter is the quintessential definition of Christian Romantic Fiction. The writing style is in a word lovely, with perfect pacing and wonderful descriptions. Barefoot Summer played like a movie in our heads. Denise created characters with flaws and very real emotions that kept us invested in their story and engaged with each new scene. Not just with the main characters, but the other plot lines as well. While the other four novels were great reads this one climbed it’s way to the top. Barefoot Summer truly is the perfect Summer read, and for many more Summers to come.”

Stop by at the INSPY Announcement Page to see what the other judges had to say about the winning books.

You can also find this post on facebook.

Read the Savvy Saturday Weekly Paper here.

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2 Comments

  1. Yay! Thanks for sharing about this, Miranda, and for joining us. It was lovely of you to devote the time and your expertise. 🙂

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