Carol Award Finalists

We are so excited to announce our 2021 Carol Award Finalists! Thanks so much to those who entered our contest. If you don’t see your name listed below, please know we appreciated your entry to the Carol Awards, and we hope you enter again next year! Winners will be announced during the Awards Gala at ACFW’s 2021 Virtual Conference. Please go here for more information.

Carol Award Finalists

Contemporary
The Promised Land
by Elizabeth Musser
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editor: L.B. Norton

If For Any Reason
by Courtney Walsh
Tyndale House
Editors: Stephanie Broene and Danika King

On a Coastal Breeze
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell, A Division of Baker Publishing Group
Editors: Andrea Doering and Barb Barnes

Historical
Things We Didn’t Say
by Amy Lynn Green
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Dave Horton and Rochelle Gloege

In High Cotton
by Ane Mulligan
Heritage Beacon/Iron Stream Media
Editor: Denise Weimer

The Right Kind of Fool
by Sarah Loudin Thomas
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editor: David Long

Historical Romance
Daughter of Rome
by Tessa Afshar
Tyndale House
Editors: Stephanie Broene and Kathy Olson

Like Flames in the Night
by Connilyn Cossette
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Raela Schoenherr and Jennifer Veillieux

The Runaway Bride
by Jody Hedlund
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editor: Dave Long

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Dead End
by Nancy Mehl
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Raela Schoenherr and Jean Bloom

Relative Silence
by Carrie Stuart Parks
Harper Collins Publishing
Editors: Amanda Bostic and Erin Healy

A Baby’s Right to Choose
by David L. Winters
DAVIWIN Publishing
Editor: Rene Holt

Novella
Far as the Curse is Found, from the collection Joy to the World: A Regency Christmas Collection
by Amanda Barratt
Kregel Publications
Editors: Janyre Tromp and Dori De Vries Harrell

Christmas in Galway, in the collection Christmas Lights and Romance
by Elizabeth Ludwig
Winged Publications
Editor: Cynthia Hickey

A New Hope for Christmas
by Erin Stevenson
Harbourlight Books, a Division of Pelican
Editor: M. Jamie West

Romance
Love and a Little White Lie
by Tammy L. Gray
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editor: Raela Schoenherr

Starfish Pier
by Irene Hannon
Revell, a Division of Baker Publishing Group
Editors: Jennifer Leep and Kristin Kornoeljie

Carolina Breeze
by Denise Hunter
Harper Collins Christian Publishing
Editors: Kimberly Carlton and L.B. Norton

Romantic Suspense
Lost Down Deep
by Sara Davison
ACFW Qualified Independently Published
Editors: Inez Jimenez and Deb Elkink

Point of Danger
by Irene Hannon
Revell, A Division of Baker Publishing Group
Editors: Jennifer Leep and Kristin Kornoelje

Airborne
by DiAnn Mills
Tyndale House
Editors: Jan Stob and Julee Schwartzburg

Short Novel
The Christmas Bargain
by Lisa Carter
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
Editor Melissa Endlich

Killer Insight
by Virginia Vaughan
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
Editor: Shana Asaro

Texas Holiday Hideout
by Virginia Vaughan
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
Editor: Shana Asaro

Speculative
Cry of the Raven (Book 3, The Ravenwood Saga)
by Morgan L. Busse
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Dave Long and Jennifer Veilleux

Stealing Embers
by Julie Hall
ACFW Qualified Independently Published
Editors: Rebecca Heyman and Janelle Leonard

The Vault Between Spaces
by Chawna Schroeder
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Steve Laube and Lisa Laube

Young Adult
Victoria Grace the Jerkface
by S.E. Clancy
WhiteFire Publishing
Editor: Cara Grandle

The Story Hunter
by Lindsay A. Franklin
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Steve Laube and Lisa Laube

Mortal Sight
by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Steve Laube and Lisa Laube

Debut
Things We Didn’t Say
by Amy Lynn Green
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Dave Horton and Rochelle Gloege

The Edge of Everywhen
by A.S. Mackey
B & H Publishing
Editor: Michelle Freeman

Mortal Sight
by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Steve Laube and Lisa Laube