2012 Carol Award Finalist List

Please join me in congratulating the finalists of the 2012 Carol Awards. Winners will be announced Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the ACFW Awards Gala. If you're looking for a summer reading list, look no further. There are some absolutely fantastic books on this list - the best that Christian fiction has to offer this year! I'm honored beyond belief to have two books on this list.

Debut Novel:
Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott
The Loom by Shella Gillus 
Give the Lady a Ride by Linda W. Yezak

Long Contemporary:
Lost Melody by Lori Copeland/Virginia Smith 
The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate

Long Contemporary Romance:
Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones
Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly M. Long
My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren 

Long Historical:
Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis
Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott
Mine Is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Long Historical Romance:
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
Lilies in Moonlight by Allison Pittman
To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

Falling to Pieces: A Shipshewana Amish Mystery by Vannetta Chapman 
Died in the Wool by Elizabeth Ludwig/Janelle Mowery
Yesterday's Secrets by Kelly Ann Riley 

An Accidental Christmas from A Biltmore Christmas by Diane T. Ashley/Aaron McCarver
All Along from Smitten by Denise Hunter
A Star in the Night from A Log Cabin Christmas by Liz Johnson

Romantic Suspense:
Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble
Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon
Wolfsbane by Ronie Kendig

Short Contemporary:
The Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray
Lakeside Reunion by Lisa Jordan
Oklahoma Reunion by Tina Radcliffe

Short Contemporary Suspense:
Double Identity by Diane Burke
Nightwatch by Valerie Hansen
A Deadly Game by Virginia Smith

Short Historical (four finalists due to a tie):
Promise of Time by S. Dionne Moore
Revealing Fire by Connie Stevens
Light to My Path by Erica Vetsch
The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh

Speculative Fiction:
The Story in the Stars by Yvonne Anderson
The Chair by James L. Rubart
Broken Sight by Steve Rzasa

Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins
Fallen Angel by Major Jeff Struecker/Alton Gansky
Freedom's Stand by Jeanette (J.M.) Windle

Women’s Fiction:
A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner
When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley
Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate

Young Adult:
Wreath by Judy Christie
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones