Award Celebration Giveaway!

At the RWA conference, several of our authors were honored with awards. We here at Bethany House love cheering them on in their successes!

Jaime Jo Wright won the Daphne du Maurier award in the Inspirational category for The House on Foster Hill.

Rachel Dylan won the Faith, Hope, and Love Reader’s Choice Award for Deadly Proof in the romantic suspense category.

And Tracie Peterson received a Centennial Award for more than 100 published romance novels. (Yes, you read that right, and that’s not including her novellas!)

Because we’re so proud of these authors, I’m hosting an impromptu giveaway on the blog. We’ll choose three winners to pick a book by one of the three authors above as their prize. To enter, “like” at least one of these authors’ pages on Facebook (Tracie Peterson, Rachel Dylan, Jaime Jo Wright), then come back to comment on this post with the answer to this question: “What’s a book you recently read that you’d like to give an award to?” (If you’ve already liked one of these authors’ pages, just comment. No need to say whose page you liked, we’ll just check that the winners have done so before contacting them.) Giveaway closes on Monday, July 30.

140 thoughts on “Award Celebration Giveaway!

  1. I just finished Susan Ann Mason’s A Most Noble Heir, I would give this novel an award, so well done and love the Biblical truths and wisdom shared in the book!

  2. I would give Jaime Jo Wright an award for The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. I couldn’t put it down. It was so good

  3. One of the books that affected me the most profoundly was Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It took me a while to get through it due to lots of work hours, but it affected me in a profound way.

  4. I have liked!
    Jaime-Jo-Wright ‘s The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. It’s just super! Or The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep!
    I have read Foster Hill and Deadly Proof and just loved them, too. Have not had a chance to catch up on Tracie.
    We have so many great Christian authors out there now!

  5. Falling For You by Becky Wade. She always tackles real life issues while throwing in some humor along the way. And her characters are just so likeable!

  6. I would give an award for debut fiction to Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano. I enjoyed it so much I pre-ordered her upcoming release.

  7. The House On Foster Hill! This book was excellent! I stormed through it in 2 days! I cant wsit ro get my hands on Jaime Jo Wright’s next book!

  8. I had already liked all three of these author pages on FB. I just finished The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond and I believe that Jaime has another winner! I also read Deadly Proof and Rachel certainly deserves another award!
    Thanks for your giveaway.

  9. The book that I’ve read recently that deserves an award is AD 30 by Ted Dekker. It was extremely well done and I hope to read the next book, AD 33.
    I’ve read many of Tracie Peterson’s books and enjoy each one, so hope I’m picked.

  10. I believe that A Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright deserves an award. The book was truly amazing. So much suspense, a couple of creepy characters and a whole lot of mystery.

  11. I would give an award to Lynn Austin for Waves of Mercy. She masterfully weaved the past and present to create a story I just couldn’t put down! It was even more special since part of the book takes place in Michigan, where I lived most of my life. So excited for the follow up novel!

  12. Not trying to be redundant, but The House on Foster Hill was a wonderful book! I just had the opportunity to borrow it from the public library, and wow, it’s deserving of all the awards! I hope to be able to add a copy to our church library I’m revitalizing!

  13. So hard to choose a book to win an award — there are so many great books! I just finished reading Terri Blackstocks If I Run series. It was so amazing I read the whole series in less than a week — I just couldn’t put it down.

  14. Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson – every time I finish one of her books I have to reread another because when she brings an old character into a new story, it makes me want to read that character’s story all over again!

  15. More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer was wonderful. The love story was so sweet, the characters were perfect, and the theme from the Scriptures was heartfelt and relatable. I absolutely loved that book.

  16. I have read 2 books recently that it would be hard for me to choose! Amanda McCabe Secrets of a Wallflower and Amberlee Day’s The Scientist, the Sea and the Billionaire.
    I could not put either books down!

  17. Reading The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond right now! Just finished sci-fi book Shivering World by Kathy Tyers. Love these strong women authors with strong female characters! Very award deserving.

  18. This year have been an amazing year so far! So many great books. I can’t just choose one, but I can say all of the ones I’m about to say are among my TOP TOP reads, not only for 2018, but all time! They are Kristi Ann Hunter for A Defense of Honor, More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer and Where Hope Begins by Catherine West. Each one presents a story of entertainment, but the element of inspiration leading to hope and encouragement makes them exceptional. Isn’t that what Christian Fiction is about?

    Thank you for the chance!

    Blessings all!

  19. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond deserves an award. Excellent storyline and great characters. Congratulations to the winners of the awards. I’d love to read each of these books!

  20. I loved More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer, too. Such wonderful characters and so much to think about. Congrats to Tracie! Wow! I have so enjoyed her books as well.

  21. I have “liked” the authors on FB. A book I recently read that was amazing was Lady Jane Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano. Definitely deserving of an award.

  22. Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey! It was an absolutely riveting conclusion to a thrilling series! Hard to put down and did not want to see it end.

  23. River to Redemption by Author Ann Gabhart-Excellent! So happy for Jaime Jo Wright! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  24. I’m reading More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer, and I want to give her an award just for the prologue, so gripping, thrilling, and heartbreaking.

  25. I loved “The House On Foster Hill”. A very deserving win. The mix of history and modern day stories was seamless and gripping!

  26. A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids is a great book. There are so many good CF books out there. These authors deserve their wins.

  27. I just got through reading Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble. The award would be for the best nail biting edge of your seat, can’t put the book down before finishing it award.

  28. Dani Pettery’s Dead Drift is one that should win an award. (I’ve read Rachel’s book and agree that it deserves an award.)

  29. I recently read an outstanding book, “Alaska Twilight,” by Colleen Coble, and I was very pleased with her in-depth writing style, intriguing content, a touch of romance, suspense, and faith sprinkled throughout. I would, for sure, agree that this author deserves an award! Lual Krautter

  30. Thanks, also, for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! They are a blessing! Would love to win a print copy of any books offered by such wonderful authors! My email is: krautter12ATbresnanDOTnet Thanks! Lual Krautter

  31. Aside from loving Rachel Dylan, a book series I finished a couple week ago that was excellent, is The Chesapeake Valor series by Dani Pettrey. Dead Drift was a great conclusion.

  32. Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis…..very emotional….I felt for the main character and her family and beloved. Was great!

  33. I read the series by Ane Mulligan Chapel Springs. It was a wonderful series of four books and I loved them all. They definitely deserve an award and should be made into a movie!

  34. I just finished reading A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids and feel its shimmering beauty still echoing in my heart. Themes of forgiveness and fulfillment of seemingly impossible dreams are already meandering in my subconscious even as I go about my usual day.

  35. I have recently finished Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof. Even though I have read 2 or 3 books since then, I can’t get her book and characters out of my head, in a good way, of course.

  36. Congrats to your writers! How exciting!!

    I read Exile of the Seas by Jeffe Kennedy and I’d award that book with the ‘Internal Transformation’ award because the heroine leaves an abusive relationship, crosses countries, and learns who she truly is and her worth…all while under a vow of silence.

  37. Sisterchicks in gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn was fantastic. I love her sisterchicks books. Always fun and great female friendships.

  38. Charles Martin’s book Long Way Gone…His books are amazing and always a little nugget of truth in the pages that applies to my life in that moment.

  39. what a generous give a way. thanks. I recently finished A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette. Oh my goodness. So rich in biblical history. And she really knows how to write a story and hold our attention. Totally amazing book.
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  40. I just finished Melanie Dickerson’s latest book The Orphan’s Wish. It was a beautiful Christian retelling of Aladdin. All of Melanie’s books are wonderful to read and enjoy.

  41. Broom for One More, a humorous cozy witch mystery by Morgana Best. In inspirational, I’d choose Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano or A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter.

  42. I’d love to give an award to The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep. Wonderful writing and characters that came alive on the page!

  43. Already liked all three. I’ve read three recently that deserve an award, The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond, Ours for A Season, and Sons of Blackbird Mountain.

  44. I really enjoyed Suzanne Woods Fisher Phoebe’s Light! I love books that make me look up information. This was partially true historical fiction.

  45. First of all, on Facebook I use the name Lea
    Wilson-Reynolds (because I recently retired from public school teaching) and I visited and liked all three author pages. I would like to see Dani Pettrey’s book DEAD DRIFT win an award. She is an amazing Christian author and this finale for the Chesapeake Valor series was awesome!

  46. I would probably give awards to many books that I have read. A couple of authors would be Dani Pettrey and Lynn Austin. I haven’t read much by Dani Pettrey yet, but what I have read has made me a fan!

  47. Ahh! Congratulations to these wonderful authors! I can’t wait to read all these stories. I would award The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham-excellent debut!

  48. I recently read the first two books in Connilyn Cossette’s “Out From Egypt” series. I don’t usually read biblical fiction, but these made me anxious to read the rest of Connilyn’s books. I already liked Tracie’s FB page.

  49. Well, I have read this one recently (and a couple times previously), but it is a much older book that I am sure won awards in its day. LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables never fails to make me see everything new again and always cheers me up.

  50. Take a Chance Shelley Shepherd Gray
    The Masterpiece Francine Rivers
    The Truth Between Us Tammy Gray
    Crossing Oceans Gina Holmes

    A Light on a Hill Connilyn Cossette

  51. I just finished Joanne Bischof’s new book, Sons of Blackbird Mountain, and it was amazing!! I hated when it ended.

  52. Beneath A Prairie Moon
    By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    Enjoyed it very much and it deserves an award. Now to wait patiently for the second in the series to be written.

  53. There are two authors I have read recently to whom I would give awards. The first is Tosca Lee for her Progeny duo. I really enjoyed those books once I quit trying to read too much into them.
    The second author is Kristy Cambron for The Lost Castle. Split time stories are always intriguing.

  54. I’ve already liked all 3 author’s FB pages. The most recent book that I’ve read that I’d like to give an award to is Formula Of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks. It was so chilling and kept me guessing, I totally loved that book!

  55. I would give an award to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Amish Beginnings series. It is the history of the Amish and Mennonite settlers from the time they came from Germany in the 1700’s. I just finished the series and it opened my eyes to the what they went through, just as all immigrants did when our country was young.

  56. I loved A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green! That was one that was so in-depth and rich with history, while also having a riveting plot. Congrats to the ladies above!

  57. I just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and thought it was one of the best books that I have read this year. It is deserving of an award. The first impression of this odd, solitary woman is misleading. Initially, Eleanor is not very likeable, but her back-story is so heartbreaking and inspiring that as she learns to open her heart to a friend, the reader can’t help but root for her happiness.

  58. Oh goodness, that would be a hard choice! I recently read A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden and The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason so I would nominate both of those. I’ve read so many good books lately that I would honestly have such a difficult time choosing just one! Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey would also have to go on that list…see what I mean? 🙂

    I already like all three authors on FB. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  59. I’ll never forget reading Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews. What an incredible book. I love how she lets the scripture narrative always be the foundation of her stories.

  60. I recently read both Sons of Blackbird Mountain and The Hope of Azure Springs, and they both deserve awards! They are absolutely beautiful, romantic, redemptive, and exciting!

  61. I would like to give Beth W. White an award for her new book, A Rebel Heart! Fantastic historical fiction and an amazing story! I highly recommend this book!!!

    I have “Liked” all 3 of these authors (Tracie Peterson, Rachel Dylan, Jaime Jo Wright) on FB 🙂

  62. Just finished Jocelyn Green’s “A Refugee Assured” hard to put it down. So happy I found another author you publish that I enjoy. Thank you for finding great authors. Then there are the author book tours that I have enjoyed when they come to my area.

  63. Congrats to these fabulous authors, I liked all 3 pages.
    I recently read River to Redemption which was AMAZING. I sent it to my grandmother, who lives in Springfield KY, and she went looking for the monument the author mentions!

  64. I would award Michelle Griep for her book 12 Days at Bleakly Manor. It is historical fiction with romance AND mystery combined. A great combination!!

  65. Already following all three authors! A book I read recently that I think should win is “Hurricane Season” by Lauren K Denton. It gave me all the feels.

  66. I have recently re-read Julie Klassen’s The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. I would award her for excellence in Regency Romance and a big honorable mention for keeping me from missing Downton Abbey

  67. I thoroughly enjoyed “A Refuge Assured” by Jocelyn Green! I would love to see both she and her book receive an award!

  68. Not one I’ve read recently (and an older title), but Controlling Interests by Tracie Peterson is an amazing suspense story. I’ve read it multiple times and would love to read it again since it’s been a while.

  69. I loved the Alaskan Courage Series by Dani Pettrey. I was so fortunate to download the first one for free and I was hooked on them.

  70. I would love to give an award to “Lady Jayne Disappears” by Joanna Davidson Politano. It was well written with surprising twists and great dialogue.

  71. I would give an award to Carmela A Martino’s Playing by Heart, I was really happy to be able to share it with my younger teen daughter.

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