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.

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

CATEGORY NOVEL
Lost Legacy by Dana Mentik (Love Inspired: Harlequin)

CONTEMPORARY
Heart Echoes by Sally John (Tyndale House)

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)  Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason (Revell)

SPECULATIVE
Daystar by Kathy Tyers  (Marcher Lord)

YOUNG ADULT
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

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Wilda "Willy" Williams (wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com) 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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