Congratulations Carol & Genesis Award Winners!

While I couldn’t enjoy the ACFW Conference in person this year, thanks to Facebook I was able to live vicariously through everyone’s pictures and status updates. (Although all the photos of my friends with Frank Peretti and with Tosca Lee made me a little bit jealous. ;))

Also, I love that the Awards Gala is now broadcast online. While I wasn’t able to watch it live, I did watch portions of a replay. It’s so much fun seeing the joy of all the winners–so many people I know. It was especially fun seeing some of my favorite books and authors win: Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert, The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller, and Heart Echoes by Sally John. All three novels ranked 4 stars or better from me–and I am very, very stingy with my stars.

My sincere congratulations to all the winners!

Carol Awards – Recognition for the best in Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous year

Category: LOST LEGACY by Dana Mentink (Love Inspired)

Contemporary: HEART ECHOES by Sally John (Tyndale House)

Debut Novel: WILDFLOWERS FROM WINTER by Katie Ganshert (Waterbrook/Multnomah)

Historical: WHERE LILACS STILL BLOOM by Jane Kirkpatrick (Waterbrook/Multnomah)

Historical Romance: A PROMISE TO LOVE by Serena B. Miller (Revell)

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: THE SOUL SAVER by Dineen Miller (Barbour Publishing)

Novella: A RECIPE FOR HOPE by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)

Romance: SAVING GIDEON by Amy Lillard (B&H Publishing)

Romantic Suspense: WHEN A HEART STOPS by Lynette Eason (Revell)

Speculative: DAYSTAR by Kathy Tyers (Marcher Lord Press)

Young Adult: LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE by Nicole Quigley (Zondervan)

Genesis Award Winners – Contest for unpublished Christian fiction authors

Category: Jill Buteyn – Teaching Olivia

Contemporary: Laurie Tomlinson – Take Heart

Historical: Kiersti Plog – Beneath a Turquoise Sky

Historical Romance: Susanne Dietze – One Word from You

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Bob Lyzenga – The Apollo Gambit

Romance: V.V. Denman – Forgiving Ruthie

Romantic Suspense: Suzanne Bratcher – The Copper Box

Speculative: Becky Dean – Uncharted

Young Adult: Loraine Kemp – Orion’s Sword

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  1. I just finished Lynette Eason’s “When the Smoke Clears” last night, and promptly went to the library and pulled the next two books in the series! LOVED the first, can’t wait to start the 2nd! 🙂 Thanks for the update!

    1. You’re welcome, Regina! Wasn’t it hard staying home this year, especially when everyone’s posting their pics & updates from the conference? We Inkspers are all going to have to make it to one again.

      I’m way behind on my Lynette Eason reading–haven’t read any of her Deadly Reunions series. Have to put those on my to-be-read list. Thanks for the recommendation!

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