Baker Publishing Group Authors Win Five Christy Awards

On Thursday, November 16, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the 2023 Christy Award winners in an online webcast hosted by award-winning author and radio personality Chris Fabry and ECPA president Jeff Crosby. The Christy Awards celebrated winners in nine fiction categories along with special recognition for the Book of the Year Award and the Amplify Award. Five Baker Publishing Group authors were recipients of this prestigious award, including:


To Win a Prince by Toni Shiloh Bethany House; ISBN 9780764238963; Ebook ISBN 9781493439133; September 13, 2022; $16.99; Paper Fashion aficionado Iris Blakely dreams of using her talent to start a business to help citizens in impoverished areas. But when she discovers that Ekon Diallo will be her business consultant, the battle between her desires and reality begins. Can she keep her heart—and business—intact despite the challenges she faces?


The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold Revell; ISBN 9780800740276; Ebook ISBN 9781493436354; July 5, 2022; $15.99; Paper Frustrated reporter Aidyn Kelley begrudgingly agrees to help a hospice patient prepare her obituary. But old Clara Kip has some incredible stories—and some surprises up her sleeve—that promise to make this seemingly throwaway assignment a life-changing one.


Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner Bethany House; ISBN 9780764240393; Ebook ISBN 9781493439126; October 11, 2022; $16.99; Paper After an accident brings businessman Eric Larson and eccentric Eunice Parker together, the unlikely pair spends more time with each other than they would like while facing challenges beyond what they imagined. As Eunice comes to accept her terminal illness, they both wrestle with an important question: What matters most when the end is near?


The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz Revell; ISBN 9780800740672; Ebook ISBN 9781493439713; January 3, 2023; $17.99; Paper Amid the Jacobite uprising of 1715, an English heiress flees to the Scottish lowlands to stay with allies of her powerful family. But while castle walls may protect her from the enemy outside, a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting allegiances, and temptations of the heart lie within.


Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard (Missing in Alaska #1) Revell; ISBN 9780800742041; Ebook ISBN 9781493439775; February 7, 2023; $16.99; Paper Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job when an unexpected wave of violent crime sweeps through her small Alaskan town. Does Grier Carter, a relative newcomer to town, actually have her back? Or is she all alone as the body count rises?

In addition to the award presentation, legendary novelists Janette Oke and Davis Bunn reflected on their rewarding and long-lasting writing careers. Janette also offered this heartfelt blessing: “May this evening be a reminder to all who take part that God has given us a wonderful privilege of sharing His message through our ‘paper missionaries’ that can go where we do not go and relate to people we will not meet. May you sense His blessing.”

Baker Publishing Group offers their congratulations to all the Christy Award winners and would like to acknowledge the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for administering the Christy Awards, which honors and promotes excellence in fiction.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, publishes books that help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. Whether through fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, or youth books, each Revell publication reflects relevance, integrity, and excellence.

Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, seeks to uplift readers’ families, faith, and free time with our library of industry-leading fiction and bestselling, Christ-centered nonfiction.


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