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 The Orphan Keeper  When I’m Gone  The Dragons of Alsace Farm  The {Re}Model Marriage  The Soldier’s Bride
 Camron Wright  Emily Bleeker  Laurie Lewis  Maria Hoagland  Rachelle J. Christensen


 From Sand and Ash  A Place for Miss Snow  Exodus  Born to Treason  Deliverance
Amy Harmon Jennifer Moore  H.B. Moore  E.B. Wheeler  H.B. Moore


 Revenge in a Cold River The Chemist  Slave Queen Walk of Infamy  Pimpernel
Anne Perry  Stephenie Meyer H.B. Moore  Sheralyn Pratt  Sheralyn Pratt

Contemporary Romance

 Southern Charmed Love at First Note  How I Met Your Brother A Date with Danger Love’s Shadow
 Melanie Jacobson  Jenny Proctor Janette Rallison  Kari Iroz  Nichole Van

Historical Romance

 My Fair Gentleman  The Sheriffs of Savage Wells Lady Helen Finds Her Song  The Fall of Lord Drayson Willowkeep
 Nancy Campbell Allen  Sarah M. Eden  Jennifer Moore  Rachael Anderson  Julie Daines


 Over Your Dead Body The Bands of Mourning Extreme Makeover The Bird and the Sword  The Longest Con
 Dan Wells Brandon Sanderson  Dan Wells Amy Harmon  Michaelbrent Collings

Middle Grade

 Summerlost  The Wrong Side of Magic Mysteries of Cove: Gears of Revolution Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood  Ghostsitter
 Ally Condie Janette Rallison  J. Scott Savage  Liesl Shurtliff  Shelly Brown

General Young Adult Fiction

 The Serpent King  P.S. I Like You  Blackhearts  The Truth About Fragile Things  The Passion of Dolssa
Jeff Zentner  Kasie West  Nicole Castroman  Regina Sirois Julie Berry

Speculative Young Adult Fiction

 Bluescreen The Girl Who Heard Demons  Death Thieves  Calamity  Beyond the Rising Tide
 Dan Wells  Janette Rallison  Julie Wright  Brandon Sanderson  Sarah Beard

Best Novel by a Debut Author

 Blackhearts Ghostsitter  The Serpent King
 Nicole Castroman  Shelly Brown  Jeff Zentner