Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our 2012 RT Reviewers Choice Best Book Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating our Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Best Book Award winners.

For Love Inspired Contemporary, our winner is  

A Home for Hannah by Patricia Davids.

Yearning to find a meaningful life in the outside world, nurse Miriam Kaufman strayed far from her Amish community. She also needed distance from Nick Bradley, the cop who had caused her so much pain. Back in Hope Springs to care for her ailing mother, Miriam needs Nick, now sheriff, to find the mother of the baby abandoned on her porch. Nick is as wary of Miriam's intentions as she is of facing their past. Can two wounded hearts overcome their history?

Awarded 4.5 stars by RT reviewer Leslie L. McKee, (click for full review)

"Davis’ deep understanding of Amish culture is evident in the compassionate characters and beautiful descriptions that enliven her heartwarming story."

Click here to view more of Patricia Davids' books

For Love Inspired Historical, our winner is  

Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs 

Can she drive away not one, but three suitors?

Free-spirited photographer Regina Nash is ready to try. But unless she marries one of the gentlemen her grandfather has sent for her inspection, she'll lose custody of her nephew. So she must persuade them—and Adam Barr, her grandfather's envoy—that she'd make a thoroughly unsuitable wife.

Adam isn't convinced. Regina might be unconventional, but she has wit, spirit and warmth. His job was to make sure Regina chose from the men he escorted to Texas—not to marry her himself! Can they overcome the secrets in her past, and the shadows in his, to find a perfect future together?

Awarded 4.5 stars by RT Reviewer Susan Mobley (click link for full review)

"the novel successfully kicks off the Texas Grooms series, introducing complex, sympathetic characters with interesting pasts."

Click here to view more of Winnie Griggs' Books

 For Love Inspired Suspense our winner is 

Critical Condition by Sandra Orchard 

EVERYONE’S AT RISK There’s a murderer in the hospital, and nurse Tara Peterson is determined to prove it. With mysterious deaths in the cancer ward, anyone could be next. But no one wants to believe her…except for undercover agent Zach Davis. The murderer wants Tara’s suspicions silenced, permanently. To protect Tara, Zach lets her in on his secret, and unwittingly into his heart. Tara and her three-year-old daughter are like the family he lost years before. Zach will risk everything to keep them safe, no matter the cost.

Awarded 4.5 stars by RT reviewer Leslee McKee (click link for full review)

"Well-developed characters and fast-paced action will keep readers fully engaged in this wonderful tribute to spouses struggling with a loved one’s illness."

Click here to view more of Sandra Orchard's Books


  1. Awesome! Congrats Ladies. LI rocks.

  2. Congrats, Pat, Winnie, and Sandra. I'm cheering for you. And reading your books.

  3. Congratulations to all the winners! I'm a historical romance fan and loved Handpicked Husband. I was reading it while I was at the ACFW conference last year and just happened to sit in front of Winnie at a workshop. When I turned around and saw her, I squealed and proceeded to gush about her story. It's easy to see why it won.

  4. Congratulations, Patricia, Winnie, and Sandra!!!

  5. Congrats ladies. I have 2 of the 3 books.

  6. I am so happy for each of you and very proud to know you all. I enjoy your books so much. I will be in Kansas City to cheer you on!!!

  7. I am so happy for each of you and very proud to know you all. I enjoy your books so much. I will be in Kansas City to cheer you on!!!

  8. Told y'all I was so happy I hit post twice!!!

  9. Congratulations Ladies---how exciting! (Extra hugs to Sandra, my precious friend) :) Blessings, Patti Jo

  10. Thanks so much, everyone! You're such a fun group to celebrate with. :)

  11. Oh wow - thanks for all the kind comments everyone. This was such an honor and love being in such fabulous company!

  12. Bravo, ladies!!! So happy your writing skill has been recognized!!!


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