RT Book Reviews Best Inspirational Novels 2011 Nominees

A friend sent me an email the other day with the news that Bathsheba is a nominee for RT's Best Inspirational Novels of 2011 in the Inspirational Romance category! Here's the announcement from RT: Dear Book Lovers,

2011 WAS ANOTHER great year for readers. So many fabulous books were published! We reviewed more than 250 books in each issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS—more than 3,000 titles for the entire year. Our ace reviewers and have scoured 12 months’ worth of reviews to compile the best of the best for the annual RT BOOK Career Achievement and Reviewers’ Choice Awards. For the Reviewers’ Choice nominees, our star team selected only those novels that deeply resonated with them. The Career Achievement nominees have continuously crafted superior books throughout their careers in each category.

Winners will be announced in the May issue of RT, just prior to our 29th annual Booklovers Convention in Chicago, April 11 -April 15, 2012. Winners will be honored at a ceremony on April 13, and awards will be presented to the authors in attendance. We hope you will be there to celebrate with your favorites!

Very cool! And thanks to those responsible for the nomination!

Here's the complete list of Inspirational nominees:

Inspirational Romance

THE GIRL IN THE GATEHOUSE Julie Klassen Bethany House (Jan.)

THE CROSSING Gilbert Morris Barbour (Feb.)

BATHSHEBA Jill Eileen Smith Revell (Mar.)


Linda Windsor David C. Cook (Jun.)


Inspirational Novel

ANGEL SISTER Ann H. Gabhart Revell (Feb.)

MINE IS THE NIGHT Liz Curtis Higgs WaterBrook (Mar.)

WHO IS MY SHELTER? Neta Jackson Thomas Nelson (Mar.)

THERE YOU’LL FIND ME Jenny B. Jones Thomas Nelson (Oct.)

VEILED ROSE Anne Elizabeth Stengl Bethany House (Jul.)

THE HEART OF MEMORY Alison Strobel Zondervan (Mar.)


Inspirational Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

BLOOD COVENANT Lisa Harris Zondervan (Mar.)

THE BAKER’S WIFE Erin Healy Thomas Nelson (Oct.)

DIAGNOSIS DEATH Richard Mabry Abingdon (Apr.)

BOOK OF DAYS James Rubart B&H (Jan.)