Saturday, July 30, 2011

2011 Carol Award Finalists

2011 Carol Awards Finalists

Debut Novel:
The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund (Bethany House - Dave Long/Sharon Asmus, Editors)Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale Publishers - Kathryn Olson, Editor)Rooms by James L. Rubart (B&H Publishing - Julee Schwarzburg, Editor)



Long Contemporary:
The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell - Andrea Doering, Editor)Red Ink by Kathi Macias (New Hope Publishers - Randy Bishop, Editor)Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House - Dave Long, Editor)


Long Contemporary Romance: Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge (Harvest House - Kim Moore, Editor)Anna’s Return by Marta Perry (Berkley - Ellen Edwards, Editor)Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson - Natalie Hanemann, Editor)


Long Historical:
Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs (Waterbrook Press - Laura Barker, Editor)Petra: City in Stone by T.L. Higley (B&H Publishing - Karen Ball, Editor)Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren (Summerside Press – Susan Downs, Editor)


Long Historical Romance:
The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy (Barbour - Rebecca Germany, Editor)Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson (Summerside - Rachel Meisel/Connie Troyer, Editors)Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz (Revell - Andrea Doering, Editor)


Mystery:
Mirrored Image by Alice K. Arenz (Sheaf House - Joan M. Shoup, Editor)Muslin Mystery by Vera Dodge (Guideposts - Beth Adams, Editor)The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour – Rebecca Germany, Editor)


Novellas:
The Prodigal Groom by Vickie McDonough (Barbour – Rebecca Germany, Editor)Ride With Me Into Christmas by Rachael Phillips (Barbour – Rebecca Germany, Editor)A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky (Barbour – Rebecca Germany, Editor)


Romantic Suspense:
The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press - Rachel Meisel/Susan Downs/Ellen Tarver, Editors)Don’t Look Back by Lynette Eason (Revell - Andrea Doering, Editor)Pursuit of Justice by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale Publishers - Karen Watson, Editor)


Short Contemporary:
The Wedding Garden by Linda Goodnight (Love Inspired - Allison Lyons)A Father for Zach by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired - Melissa Endlich, Editor)Winter’s End by Ruth Logan Herne (Love Inspired - Melissa Endlich, Editor)


Short Contemporary Suspense:
Night Prey by Sharon Dunn (Love Inspired Suspense - Emily Rodmell, Editor)Legacy of Lies by Jill Elizabeth Nelson (Love Inspired Suspense - Emily Rodmell, Editor)Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley (Love Inspired Suspense - Tina James, Editor)


Short Historical:
Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote (Love Inspired Historical - Tina James, Editor)Promise of Tomorrow by S. Dionne Moore (Barbour - JoAnne Simmons, Editor)The Columns of Cottonwood by Sandra Robbins (Barbour - JoAnne Simmons, Editor)


Speculative Fiction:
The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin (AMG Publishers - Rick Steele, Editor)Rooms by James L. Rubart (B&H Publishing - Julee Schwarzburg, Editor)König’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press – Jeff Gerke, Editor)


Suspense/Thriller:
Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan - Sue Brower/Dave Lambert, Editors)Fear No Evil by Robin Caroll (B&H Publishing – Karen Ball, Editor)Medical Error by Richard L. Mabry (Abingdon Press – Barbara Scott, Editor)


Women’s Fiction:
Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (Tyndale Publishers - Jan Stob/Lorie Popp, Editors)They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon – Barbara Scott, Editor)Beyond Summer by Lisa Wingate (NAL - Ellen Edwards, Editor)


Young Adult:
Anything But Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell - Lonnie Hull Dupont, Editor)The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Zonderkidz - Jacque Alberta, Editor)Katy’s New World by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Zonderkidz - Jacque Alberta, Editor)

Friday, July 1, 2011

July book releases

Below is the list of July new releases from ACFW members as reported to ACFW's Fiction Finder site. Congrats to all the authors who have books coming out this month!


More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW FictionFinder website.

Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate -- General Fiction from Penguin Praise. J. Norman, recently widowed, aging and a retired space program engineer, eventually warms up to part-time caretaker Epie, an at-risk teen, as they search for his long forgotten roots when old, buried memories of a different home, a fire, red-headed children, and a black housekeeper surface.

Dangerous Reunion by Sandra Robbins -- Thriller/Suspense from Love Inspired Suspense. A woman deputy sheriff on a small barrier island off the coast of North Carolina struggles to stop a crazed killer's vendetta while battling her renewed attraction to the man who broke her heart years ago.

Love Finds You in Lancaster County by Annalisa Daughety -- Romance from Summerside Press. When Amish-born Lydia Ann Raber and Southern belle Caroline DeMarco discover a shared history of loss, the unlikely duo decides to open a gift shop in beautiful Lancaster County. There each woman finds friendship, a fresh start, and a second chance at love.

Odd Little Miracles by Fred Warren -- Fantasy from Splashdown Books. Follow the twists and turns of twenty-two bizarre tales, where odd is commonplace, little things make all the difference, and miracles are everywhere, if you know where to look...

Pursued by Lillian Duncan -- Thriller/Suspense from White Rose. Reggie Meyers has spent her life pursing the American Dream, but now she’s the one being pursued— by an unknown killer. Putting her trust in Dylan Monroe, a man she barely knows, will either be the best decision she ever made or the last.

Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry -- General Fiction from Tyndale. Residing in a parsonage is not for sissies, but living anywhere else scares the pastor’s widow spitless.

The Blessed by Ann Gabhart -- General Fiction from Revell. After being pushed into marriage to her preacher husband, Lacey Bishop follows her husband to a Shaker village. A community that believes marriage is a sin. And to make matters worse, she finds herself drawn to Isaac Kingston, a man who came to the Shakers after his young bride died. But of course any notion of love between them is only a forbidden dream. How will Lacey ever find true happiness?

The Nanny’s Homecoming by Linda Goodnight -- Romance from Love Inspired. After her fiancé calls off their wedding, Brooke Clayton has nowhere to go but home.

Wolfsbane by Ronie Kendig -- Thriller/Suspense from Barbour. Former Green Beret Captain Canyon Metcalfe is unnerved when Nightshade is sent to a South American jungle that holds an eerie similarity to a dark tragedy from his past.