At their tenth annual conference last week, the American Christian Fiction Writers Association announced the winners of the Carol Awards which are given for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. A variety of publishers were represented, including Bethany House a division of Michigan-based Baker Publishing Group.
And the Carol goes to………
Debut Author Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale Publishers)
Long Contemporary Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House)
Long Contemporary Romance Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)
Long Historical Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren (Summerside Press)
Long Historical Romance Love Finds You in Homestead Iowa by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)
Mystery The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour)
Novella A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky (Barbour)
Romantic Suspense The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)
Short Contemporary A Father for Zach by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired)
Short Contemporary Suspense Night Prey by Sharon Dunn (Love Inspired Suspense)
Short Historical Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote (Love Inspired)
Speculative Fiction König’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)
Suspense/Thriller Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)
Women’s Fiction Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (Tyndale Publishers)
And last, but not least, Young Adult Anything But Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell)
These books are available at local Detroit area Christian bookstores. To find a Christian bookstore near you visit christianstoredigger.com. Additional local Christian bookstores include:
Baker Bible and Book Store
10200 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48204
13533 W. 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48235
IHS Christian Book Store
954 N Newburgh Road
Westland, MI 48185
Inter-City Christian Book store
4635 Allen Rd.
Allen Park, MI 48101
March of Faith Bookstore
15340 Southfield Freeway
Detroit, MI 48223
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