31. Susan Sleeman
With more than one million books sold, Susan Sleeman writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real. Her latest romantic suspense novel is Cold Dawn (Edge of Your Seat Books).

32. Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock has sold more than seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Her most recent romantic thriller is If I Live (Zondervan).

33. Liz Johnson
Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, as well as a New York Times bestselling novella and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Her latest contemporary romance is A Sparkle of Silver (Revell).

34. Beth Wiseman
Beth Wiseman is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise, Land of Canaan, and Amish Secrets series, as well as novellas that have been included in many bestselling collections. Her next book is the Amish romance Hearts in Harmony (Zondervan).

35. Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin’s novels have received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. Her popular Through Waters Deep was a Carol Award finalist, and both Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named on Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.” Sarah lives in Northern California, where she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. Her latest historical romance is The Sky Above Us (Revell).

36. Shelley Shepard Gray
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail. Her next book is the Amish romance The Patient One (Gallery Books).

37. Joanne Bischof
Joanne Bischof is an ACFW Carol Award and ECPA Christy Award-winning author. She writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. She was honored to receive the San Diego Christian Writers Guild Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon conference. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children. Her next book is the historical romance Daughters of Northern Shores (Thomas Nelson).

38. Christy Barrett
USA Today called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.” Her mysteries and romantic suspense novels are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. Her latest suspense title is On the Lookout (Independent).

39. Bethany Turner
Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, which was a finalist for The Christy Award. When she’s not writing (and even when she is), she serves as the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado. Her next book is Wooing Cadie McCaffrey (Revell).

40. Ronie Kendig
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their children and a retired military working dog. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters. Her recent publications includes the military adventure Thirst of Steel (Revell).


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About The Author

Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children.