21. Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the author of more than 20 novels, and the winner of numerous awards, including the Christy Award, Carol Award, and Christian Book Award. Her latest historical romance is The Runaway Bride (Bethany House), the second book in her series The Bride Ships.
22. Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. She is a Christy Award Winner and a double RITA finalist. Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Club. She is also the recipient of RT’s Career Achievement Award. Her new novel is Fifth Avenue Story Society (Thomas Nelson).
23. Jen Turano
USA Today bestselling author Jen Turano has written four historical romance series. She is a member of ACFW and RWA and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Her latest historical romance is “Grand Encounters,” a novella in the four-in-one collection Serving Up Love (Bethany House), which also includes stories from Karen Witemeyer, Tracie Peterson, and Regina Jennings.
24. Tamera Alexander
One of today’s most popular writers of inspirational historical romance, Tamera Alexander writes novels that USA Today calls “a full on HIT!” and Publisher’s Weekly describes as “so vivid, one can almost hear the music resonating off of the page.” Her books have garnered or been short-listed for numerous awards, including the Christy Award, the RITA Award, the Carol Award, Bookseller’s Best Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Golden Quill Award, and the HOLT Medallion, among others. Her latest historical romance is With this Pledge (Thomas Nelson), the first book in the Carnton series.
25. Julie Klassen
Julie Klassen loves all things Jane—Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. Three of her books have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. Julie has also won the Midwest Book Award and Christian Retailing’s BEST Award, and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards and ACFW’s Carol Awards. Her latest historical romance is The Bridge to Belle Island (Bethany House).
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