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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 22, 2013) – WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is proud to be recently honored by having three of its titles named as finalists for the 14th annual Christy Awards, recognizing the best in Christian fiction.
A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella (Oct. 2012/WaterBrook Press), by New York Times and CBA bestselling and award-winning author Liz Curtis Higgs, is nominated in the Historical category. This heartwarming novella invites readers to experience Christmas in Victorian Scotland, as the chill of a family misunderstanding gives way to the warmth of forgiveness. Higgs is the author of 30 books, with more than 3 million copies in print.

Be Still My Soul: The Cadence of Grace Book I (Oct. 2012/WaterBrook Press), by debut novelist Joanne Bischof, is nominated in the Historical Romance category. This novel weaves the unexpected love story of Lonnie and Gideon, begun by a shot gun wedding, in the backwoods of the Appalachian Mountains around the turn of the century. Bischof lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and home schools their three young children.

Wildflowers from Winter (May 2012/WaterBrook Press), by debut novelist Katie Ganshert, is nominated in the Contemporary Romance category. Wildflowers from Winter follows Bethany Quinn as her put-together world suddenly falls apart, forcing her to confront loss, estranged friendships, family secrets and spiritual disillusionment. Ganshert’s book reveals that out of the darkest winters of our lives, hope and life can be renewed. Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love.

The 14th annual Christy Awards for excellence in Christian fiction will be presented at a dinner to be held Mon., June 24, 2013, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

For additional information on A Wreath of Snow, Be Still My Soul, or Wildflowers from Winter, visit press-room