Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

The American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference ended September 15 in Carol Award Gold   no base transparent background Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian FictionIndianapolis with a gala during which the Carol Awards  were presented for the best in Christian Fiction traditionally published in the previous calendar year.  Katie Genshert’s  moving  tale (which was also nominated for a Christy Award in the romance category) of a young woman’s redemption through an unexpected inheritance was honored as the Debut Novel of the Year, while Sally John’s novel about life’s unexpected detours took the Contemporary category.

From more than 380 entries, here are the following category winners.

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert (Waterbrook/Multnomah)  Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

Lost Legacy by Dana Mentik (Love Inspired: Harlequin)

Heart Echoes by Sally John (Tyndale House)

Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick (Waterbrook/Multnomah)

A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller (Revell)

The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller ( Barbour Publishing)

A Recipe for Hope by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)

Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard ( B&H Publishing)  Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason (Revell)

Daystar by Kathy Tyers  (Marcher Lord)

Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley (Zondervan)

The Carol Awards—named for innovative editor Carol Johnson—reflect the impact of skilled storytelling, judged by readers, authors, retailers, librarians, and other industry professional

Wilda Williams About Wilda Williams

Wilda "Willy" Williams ( is LJ's Fiction Editor. She specializes in popular fiction and edits the Mystery, Science Fiction, Christian Fiction, and Word on Street Lit columns.

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