Nine 鶹ƽ Authors Selected as Carol Award Finalists

On Monday, May 20, ACFW board member Kathleen Y’Barbo Turner announced the Carol Award finalists in eleven categories on the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Facebook page. The Carol Awards are ACFW’s recognition for the best Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year. Nine 鶹ƽ authors were chosen as finalists.

For a complete list of the 2024 Carol Award finalists, please click . Winners of the Carol Awards will be announced on Saturday, September 7, during the Awards Gala at ACFW’s conference in New Orleans.

CONTEMPORARY

He Should Have Told the Bees by Amanda Cox Revell; August 29, 2023; ISBN 9780800742737; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493441280; $16.99; Paper

Beekeeper Beckett Walsh was living her dream working alongside her father on their small farm until his unexpected death thrusts a new part-owner into her world. Callie Peterson threatens not only her livelihood but her beliefs about the goodness of the man she’d always perceived to be her kind and faithful father.

The Wind Blows in Sleeping Grass by Katie Powner Bethany House; September 26, 2023; ISBN 9780764242007; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493443772; $17.99; Paper

Pete is content in his simple life in a remote Montana town, but elderly widow Wilma is busy meddling in Pete’s life to make up for past wrongs. When the sister Pete was separated from as a child shows up, Pete must confront a difficult past, and Wilma discovers her long-awaited chance at redemption may come at too high a price.

HISTORICAL

The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt Revell; November 7, 2023; ISBN 9780800741716; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493443420; $17.99; Paper

In WWII Poland, two sisters fight against the darkness engulfing their homeland, one by entering a daring network of women sheltering Jewish children and the other by joining the ranks of Poland’s secret army. As Warsaw buckles under German oppression, they must rely on the courage that calls the ordinary to resist.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin Revell; February 7, 2023; ISBN 9780800736385; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493439645; $17.99; Paper

In WWII Denmark, Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt assumes the identity of a common shipyard worker, rowing messages to Sweden for the Resistance. His life depends on keeping his secret hidden—a task that proves challenging when he meets Else Jensen, an American physicist who seems to see right through him.

The Legacy of Longdale Manor by Carrie Turansky Bethany House; September 26, 2023; ISBN 9780764241055; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493443710; $16.99; Paper

Art historian Gwen Monroe is evaluating paintings at a British estate when she uncovers a connection to the father she never knew through a 100-year-old journal. In 1912, Charlotte Harper struggles with a painful family secret that she can only confess in her journal, which shatters her faith and leaves her wondering if she can ever trust in love again.

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

What Happens Next by Christina Suzann Nelson Bethany House; January 17, 2023; ISBN 9780764240409; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493440689; $16.99; Paper

Popular podcaster and ex-reporter Faith Byrne has made a name for herself telling stories of greatness after tragedy—but her real life does not mirror the stories she tells. When she’s asked to spotlight her childhood best friend’s missing person case on her podcast, she uncovers desperate secrets and must face the truth before she can move forward.

ROMANCE

The Words We Lost by Nicole Deese (A Fog Harbor Romance) Bethany House; April 11, 2023; ISBN 9780764241185; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493440719; $17.99; Paper

After a meeting jeopardizes Ingrid Erikson’s career, she fears her future will remain irrevocably broken. But when the man who shattered her belief in happily-ever-afters offers her a sealed envelope from her late best friend, Ingrid is sent on a hunt for a hidden package and must confront her past before she can find the healing she’s been searching for.

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Under Fire by Lynn H. Blackburn (Defend and Protect #3) Revell; March 7, 2023; ISBN 9780800737979; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493439676; $16.99; Paper

Special Agent Tessa Reed left her demons in the past, but when she reconnects with USSS Agent Zane Thacker during a presidential fundraiser, one of those old adversaries comes to collect. These best friends must work together to protect the President and guard their own hearts.

Critical Threat by Lynette Eason (Extreme Measures #3) January 3, 2023; ISBN 9780800737344; 鶹ƽ ISBN 9781493439652; $17.99; Paper

Working as a behavioral analyst with the FBI puts Grace Billingsley in contact with every sort of evil and every kind of person. But working with the son of a serial killer? That’s a first.

鶹ƽ offers their congratulations to all the Carol Award finalists and would like to acknowledge the American Christian Fiction Writers for their ongoing support to inspirational fiction authors.

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