Pool-side, Umbrellas, and Good Reads

A tall glass of iced tea, sweet tea for those of us in the South, or the beverage of your choice accompanied with your feet dangling in the cool water… aahhhh. Of course, I personally need an umbrella, one of those big beach umbrellas to block those rays that you younger girls are soaking up. I’m past the “getting a good tan” point in my life and more concerned about getting too much sun. When did that happen?

If your stack of books to read is dwindling ( lol), then here are some suggestions. The 2013 Christy Awards have been announced and what a wonderful list it is. I am one of the authors who covets that award ( I do remember that is a biggy – thou shalt not covet, but I just can’t help it.) These awards are for the best Christian fiction of the year.

 Christy Award       The winners are:

Contemporary Romance: The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group).

Contemporary Series, Sequels & Novellas: You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren(Tyndale House Publishers)

Contemporary Standalone: Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

First Novel: Into the Free by Julie Cantrell (David C Cook)

Historical: Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot (Tyndale House Publishers)

Historical Romance: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Suspense: Rare Earth by Davis Bunn (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Visionary: Soul’s Gate by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Young Adult: Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank (Delacorte Press, a division of Random House)

Enjoy any or all!

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