Saturday, March 26, 2011

And the Winner Is?


2011 RITA Finalists for Inspirational Romance
Look! Look!
Look!

From the Craftie Ladies of Romance, our own Linda Goodnight is a finalist with not one BUT TWO books.

Finding Her Way Home by Linda Goodnight (Steeple Hill Love Inspired; Allison Lyons, editor)
The Wedding Garden by Linda Goodnight (Steeple Hill Love Inspired; Allison Lyons, editor)

Then, there’s a Love Inspired Suspense in the running, not in the inspy category, but in the Best First Book.
Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense; Tina James, editor)

To make sure that every Love Inspired series is covered, we also have a historical.
A Convenient Wife by Anna Schmidt (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical; Tina James, editor)

Our competition is steep. Here are the rest of the inspy finalists.
Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy (Barbour Publishing; Rebecca Germany, editor)
In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon (Revell; Jennifer Leep, editor)
Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist (Bethany House Publishers; David Long and Julie Klassen, editors)
Shades of Morning by Marlo M. Schalesky (WaterBrook Multnomah; Shannon Marchese, editor)

Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang (Tyndale House Publishers; Stephanie Broene, editor)
Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers; Karen Schurrer and Charlene Patterson, editors)

Good luck all!

6 comments:

PamelaTracy said...

Linda,
What a wonder! I'll be you're over the moon. Congrats!

Terri Reed said...

So exciting to see such a strong showing from Love Inspired. All the authors listed are fabulous writers as well as women. No matter who wins, or which house they write for, its a win for the genre and I'm sure God is pleased.

Lisa Mondello said...

I love seeing all the names of LI authors on that list. Congratulations, ladies!!

Julie Hilton Steele said...

Congrats to everyone. Just grand.

Lyn Cote said...

I'm so proud of our finalists!

Ausjenny said...

Just wondering isn't "Mountain Rose" by Cheryl St. John in To Be a Mother (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical; Patience Smith, editor)
A LI novellw I think she wrote it with Ruth Axtell Morren