#11 Becky Wade
Becky Wade’s humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won multiple Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her family. Her latest book is Stay With Me (Bethany House), the first book in her Misty River Romance series.
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#12 Francine Rivers
Following the success of her watershed novel Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world. In 1997, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Her most recent book is a new printing of Her Mother’s Hope (Tyndale House), the first book in her Marta’s Legacy Series.
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#13 Denise Hunter
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than two dozen books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. Her latest book is Carolina Breeze (Thomas Nelson), the latest in her Bluebell Inn Romance series.
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#14 Tracie Peterson
Romance Writers of America has honored Tracie Peterson with The RWA Centennial Award for authoring more than 100 romance novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Her latest historical romance is The Way of Love (Bethany House), the second book in the Willamette Brides series.
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#15 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).
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