A BEAUTIFUL MESS Makes the INSPY Awards Longlist!
I’m ecstatic to announce that A BEAUTIFUL MESS has made the longlist for the 2020 INSPY Awards! To see my book listed alongside so many fabulous authors not only is a thrill, but as an independent author, it’s affirmation of my storytelling ability.
This award is unique for Christian fiction in a few ways:
- It is reader nominated and blogger decided. I’m so grateful to all the readers who nominated this book!
- It welcomes nominees from both Christian booksellers and the general market.
- It is open to independently-published authors who meet specific qualifications.
To learn more about the INSPY Awards and see all the longlist nominees, go here: 2020 INSPY Award Longlist
Nominees in the General Fiction category:
- A Beautiful Mess (Vivant Press) by Brenda S. Anderson
- The Death of Mungo Blackwell (Lion Fiction) by Lauren H. Brandenburg
- Grace in Deep Waters (Links in the Chain Press) by Christine Dillon
- All Manner of Things (Revell) by Susie Finkenbeiner
- The Medallion (Tyndale) by Cathy Golke
- When I Close My Eyes (Bethany House) by Elizabeth Musser
- How the Light Gets (Tyndale) In by Jolina Petershiem
- The Seamstress (Tyndale) by Allison Pittman
- The Printed Letter Bookshop (Thomas Nelson) by Katherine Reay
- The Bright Unknown (Thomas Nelson) by Elizabeth Byler Younts
About A BEAUTIFUL MESS ~
Can she love the child who broke up her marriage?
Nearly four years ago, Erin Belden’s happy life became a shattered mess. After her husband admitted to an affair and that a child had been conceived, he left her and their young daughter for his new family. Now, she’s finally ready to put the pieces of her life together. She’s set to launch her own business and even thinks her heart might be open to romance—should the right man come along.
But just when everything seems to be lining up, she receives a devastating call: her ex-husband and his wife have been killed in a car accident, and Erin is listed in their will as their daughter’s legal guardian.
How can she be a mother to the child—let alone love the child—who broke up her marriage? Does she have the courage to start over yet again and turn this mess into a mosaic of beauty?
A single mother’s journey from bitterness to forgiveness.