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ACFW announces the 2013 Carol finalists

ACFW Carol Awards
ACFW Carol Awards

American Christian Fiction Writers has announced the finalists for the annual Carol Awards. The Carols recognize the best in Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous year. Winners will be announced at a special awards gala at the ACFW conference in September.

In the meantime, visit any Grand Rapids bookstore, including Baker Book House on East Paris S.E., and pick up a copy of the following titles for a wonderful summer read:

Category fiction

Seaside Reunion by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired * Editor: Melissa Endlich)

A Horseman’s Hope by Myra Johnson (Heartsong Presents * Editor: Rebecca Germany)

Lost Legacy by Dana Mentink (Love Inspired * Editor: Emily Rodmell)


Heart Echoes by Sally John (Tyndale House * Editors: Karen Watson/Stephanie Broene,/Kathy Olson)

You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House * Editors: Karen Watson/Sarah Mason)

Beyond the Storm by Carolyn Zane (Abingdon Press * Editor: Ramona Richards)

Debut Novel

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert (Waterbrook/Multnomah * Editor: Shannon Marchese)

Proof by Jordyn Redwood (Kregel * Editor: Dawn Anderson)

A Sweethaven Summer by Courtney Walsh (Guideposts Books * Editors: Beth Adams/Rachel Meisel/Lindsay Guzzardo)


Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick (Waterbrook/Multnomah * Editor: Shannon Marchese)

At Every Turn by Anne Mateer (Bethany House * Editor: Charlene Patterson)

The Discovery by Dan Walsh (Revell * Editor: Andrea Doering)

Historical Romance

To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander (Zondervan * Editor: Sue Brower)

A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller (Revell * Editor: Vicki Crumpton)

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (Bethany House * Editor: Karen Schurrer)


Downfall by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan * Editors: David Lambert/Sue Brower/Ellen Tarver)

Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins (B&H Publishing * Editor: Karen Ball)

The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller (Barbour Publishing * Editors: Rebecca Germany/Jamie Chavez)


You’re a Charmer, Mr. Grinch by Paula Moldenhauer (Barbour Publishing * Editors: Rebecca Germany/JoAnne Simmons)

Impressed by Love by Lisa Karon Richardson (Barbour Publishing * Editor: Rebecca Germany)

A Recipe for Hope by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson * Editor: Natalie Hanemann)


The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson * Editors: Natalie Hanemann/L. B. Norton)

Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard (B&H Publishing * Editors: Julie Gwinn/Julie Carobini)

An Uncommon Grace by Serena B. Miller (Howard * Editor: Holly Halverson)

Romantic Suspense

Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson * Editor: Ami McConnell)

Saving Hope by Margaret Daley (Abingdon Press * Editor: Ramona Richards)

When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason (Revell * Editor: Andrea Doering)


Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse (Marcher Lord Press * Editor: Jeff Gerke)

Judge by R. J. Larson (Bethany House * Editors: David Long/Sarah Long)

Daystar by Kathy Tyers (Marcher Lord Press * Editor: Jeff Gerke)

Young Adult

Prophet by R.J. Larson (Bethany House * Editors: David Long/Sarah Long)

Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley (Zondervan * Editor: Jacque Alberta)

The New Recruit by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press * Editor: Jeff Gerke)

For more information on American Christian Fiction Writers and the Carol Awards, visit


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