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Congratulations 2019 Carol Award Winners!

29 Sep

The winners of the 2019 Carol Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all the talented authors!

 

Contemporary

Where Hope Begins by Catherine West

 

Historical

The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts

 

Historical Romance

A Light on A Hill by Connilyn Cossette

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

 

Novella

MissTaken Identity from The MissAdventure Brides Collection by Kimberley Woodhouse

 

Romance

Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

 

Romantic Suspense

Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon

 

Short Novel

The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter by Jill Lynn

 

Speculative

The Mark of The Raven by Morgan L. Busse

 

Young Adult

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

 

Debut

The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin

 

 

2017 Carol Award Finalists

28 Jun

Congratulations to the 2017 Carol Award Finalists!

 

Contemporary

The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell
One More Song to Sing by Lindsay Harrel
The Broken Trail (Sweet River Redemption) by Christa MacDonald

Historical

This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick,
Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall,
Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart

Historical Romance

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
No Way Up (The Cimarron Legacy) by Mary Connealy
Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

If I Run by Terri Blackstock
Murder Comes by Mail: A Hidden Springs Mystery by A.H. Gabhart
When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks

Novella

The Doctor’s Woman (The Courageous Brides Collection) by Michelle Griep
The Warrior’s Seal by Ronie Kendig
The Angel of Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas Romance by Cindy Woodsmall

Romance

A Season to Love by Nicole Deese
Just a Kiss (A Summer Harbor Novel) by Denise Hunter
The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Romantic Suspense

The Dragon Roars by Sara Davison
Always Watching (Elite Guardians) by Lynette Eason
You’re the One that I Want by Susan May Warren

Short Novel

Falling for the Hometown Hero by Mindy Obenhaus
Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti
Burnin’ For You by Susan May Warren

 

Speculative

Unblemished by Sara Ella
The Healer’s Rune by Lauricia Matuska
The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart

Debut

A Family for the Farmer by Laurel Blount
The Last Apostle: A Novel (John the Immortal Series) by Dennis Brooke
You’re the Cream in my Coffee by Jennifer Lamont Leo

 

 

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2016 Carol Award Winners!

28 Aug

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Carol Awards — excellence in Christian fiction.

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Contemporary:
The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

Historical:
Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke

Historical Romance:
A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller:
The Aleppo Code by Terry Brennan

Novella:
A Bride for Bear from The Convenient Bride Collection by Erica Vetsch

Romance:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt

Romantic Suspense:
No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

Short Novel:
Covert Justice by Lynn Huggins Blackburn

Speculative:
The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Young Adult:
Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman

Debut:
The Calling of Ella McFarland by Linda Brooks Davis

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2015 Carol Award Nominees

1 Jul

 

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Contemporary
Last Family Standing by Jennifer AlLee
Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate

Historical
Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
What Follows After by Dan Walsh

Historical Romance
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden (review next week)
While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Poison Town by Creston Mapes
A Way of Escape by Serena B. Miller
A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks

Novella
An October Bride by Katie Ganshert
I’ll be Home for Christmas from Where Treetops Glisten by Sarah Sundin
A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer

Romance
The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter
Love Redeemed by Kelly Irvin
Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt

Romantic Suspense
Under a Turquoise Sky by Lisa Carter
No One to Trust by Lynette Eason
Deceived by Irene Hannon

Short Novel
Second Chance Summer by Irene Hannon
Rescuing the Texan’s Heart by Mindy Obenhaus
The Wyoming Heir by Naomi Rawlings

Speculative
Orphan’s Song by Gillian Bronte Adams
A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes
Jupiter Winds by C.J. Darlington

Young Adult
This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof
Samantha Sanderson at the Movies by Robin Caroll
Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Debut Novel
Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall

Congratulations Carol Award Winners!

28 Sep

 

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Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

 

Debut Novel
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay 

 

Historical
When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell 

 

Historical Romance
A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund 

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock 

 

Novella
Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears 

 

Romance
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade 

 

Romantic Suspense
Jungle Fire by Dana Mentink

 

Short Novel
Mending the Doctor’s Heart by Tina Radcliffe 

 

Speculative
A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr 

 

Young Adult
A Simple Song by Melody Carlson 

2014 Carol Award Nominees

23 Jun

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Debut Novel

The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editor Natalie Hanemann)
Jasmine by April McGowan (WhiteFire Publishing, editor Roseanna White)
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editors Becky Monds, Natalie Hanneman, L.B. Norton)

Contemporary

The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer (David C. Cook, editor Tonya Osterhouse)
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editors Becky Monds, Natalie Hanneman, L.B. Norton)
The Dance by Gary Smalley and Dan Walsh (Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editor Andrea Doering)

Historical

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell (David C. Cook, editors Ingrid Beck, John Blase)
Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editors Becky Philpott, Julee Schwarzburg, Jodi Hughes)
Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate by Diana Wallis Taylor (Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editor Lonnie Hull Dupont)

Historical Romance

Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House [Baker] Publishing, editor Raela Schoenherr)
A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund (Bethany House [Baker] Publishing, editor Dave Long)
The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky (Waterbrook Multnomah [Random House], editors Shannon Marchese, Karen Ball)

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editors Dave Lambert, Sue Brower, Ellen Tarver)
Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins (B&H Publishing, editors Karen Ball, Julie Gwinn)
Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes (David C. Cook, editors L.B. Norton, Jack Campbell)

Novella

An Ever After Summer from A Bride for all Seasons by Debra Clopton (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editor Ami McConnell)
Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears (Bethany House [Baker] Publishing, editor Raela Schoenherr)
A Christmas Prayer by Linda Wood Rondeau (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, editor Amberlynn Noelle)

Romance

Silver Bells by Deborah Raney (Summerside Press [Guideposts], editor Rachel Meisel)
Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt (Howard [Simon & Schuster], editor Jessica Wong)
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade, Bethany House [Baker] Publishing, editors Sarah Long, Charlene Patterson)

Romantic Suspense

Trapped by Irene Hannon (Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editor Jennifer Leep)
Vanished by Irene Hannon (Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editor Jennifer Leep)
Jungle Fire by Dana Mentink (River North [Moody Publishers], editor Deb Keiser)

Short Novel

Seaside Blessings by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired [Harlequin], editor Melissa Endlich)
The Doctor’s Family Reunion by Mindy Obenhaus (Love Inspired [Harlequin], editor Melissa Endlich)
Mending the Doctor’s Heart by Tina Radcliffe (Love Inspired [Harlequin], editor Rachel Burkot)

Speculative

A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr (Bethany House [Baker] Publishing, editors Dave Long, Karen Schurrer)
The Hero’s Lot by Patrick W. Carr (Bethany House [Baker] Publishing, editors Dave Long, Karen Schurrer)
The Sinners’ Garden by William Sirls (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editors Natalie Hanemann, Lisa Bergren)

Young Adult

A Simple Song by Melody Carlson (Revell – A Divison of Baker Publishing Group, editors Lonnie Hull Dupont, Wendy Wetzel)
Captives by Jill Williamson (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editors Jacque Alberta, Jeff Gerke)
Project Gemini by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press, editor Jeff Gerke)