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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ACFW finalists announced

Congratulations to all the finalists! Awards will be announced at the ACFW Awards ceremony in Indianapolis on September 19th!!

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2010 Carol Award Finalists



Debut Author



Talking to the Dead - Bonnie Grove (David C. Cook Publishing, Nicci Hubert - Editor)

The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn - Liz Johnson (Steeple Hill, Elizabeth Mazer - Editor)

Eternity Falls - Kirk Outerbridge (Marcher Lord Press, Jeff Gerke - Editor)

Michal - Jill Eileen Smith (Revell, Lonnie Hull DuPont - Editor)

The Unfinished Gift - Dan Walsh (Revell, Andrea Doering - Editor)



Contemporary Novella - 6 Finalists due to a tie



One Child - Barbara Cameron (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann - Editor)

When Winter Comes - Barbara Cameron (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann - Editor)

A Mule Hollow Match - Debra Clopton (Steeple Hill, Krista Stroever - Editor)

The Great Christmas Bowl - Susan May Warren (Tyndale House, Karen Watson - Editor)

A Change of Heart - Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann - Editor)

A Choice to Forgive - Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann- Editor)



Historical Novella



Home Again - Victoria Bylin (Steeple Hill, Emily Rodmell - Editor)

A Breed Apart - Vickie McDonough (Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons - Editor)

Beloved Enemy - Vickie McDonough (Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons - Editor)

Christmas Bells for Dry Creek - Janet Tronstad (Steeple Hill, Tina James - Editor)

A Shelter in the Storm - Carrie Turansky (Barbour Publishing, Rebecca Germany - Editor)



Long Contemporary - 6 Finalists due to a tie



The Familiar Stranger - Christina Berry (Moody Publishers, Paul Santhouse - Editor)

A Widow's Hope - Mary Ellis (Harvest House Publishers, Betty Fletcher - Editor)

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow - Joyce Magnin (Abingdon Press, Barbara Scott - Editor)

White Picket Fences - Susan Meissner (Waterbrook Press, Shannon Marchese - Editor)

If Tomorrow Never Comes - Marlo Schalesky (Multnomah, Julee Schwarzburg - Editor)

Nothing But Trouble - Susan May Warren (Tyndale House, Karen Watson - Editor)



Long Contemporary Romance



Critical Care - Candace Calvert (Tyndale House, Jan Stob/Lorie Popp - Editors)

Seaside Letters - Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson, Ami McConnell/Jessica Alvarez - Editors)

Just Between You and Me - Jenny B. Jones (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann/Jamie Chavez - Editors)

Plain Promise - Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann - Editor)

The Hope of Refuge - Cindy Woodsmall (Waterbrook Press, Shannon Marchese - Editor)



Mystery



The Case of the Mystified M.D. - A.K. Arenz (Sheaf House, Joan M. Shoup - Editor)

Under the Cajun Moon - Mindy Starns Clark (Harvest House Publishers, Kim Moore - Editor)

A String of Murders - Darlene Franklin (Heartsong Mysteries, Susan Downs - Editor)

Polly Dent Loses Grip - S. Dionne Moore (Heartsong Mysteries, Susan Downs - Editor)

Pushing up Daisies - Janice Thompson writing as Janice Hanna (Heartsong Mysteries, Susan Downs - Editor)



Long Historical



A Bride in the Bargain - Deeanne Gist (Bethany House, David Long/Julie Klassen - Editors)

Fit To Be Tied - Robin Lee Hatcher (Zondervan, Sue Brower/Leslie Peterson - Editors)

Look to the East - Maureen Lang (Tyndale House, Stephanie Broene - Editor)

Love's Pursuit - Siri Mitchell (Bethany House, Dave & Sarah Long - Editors)

Stealing Home - Allison Pittman (Multnomah, Alice Crider - Editor)



Long Historical Romance - 8 Finalists due to a tie



Paper Roses - Amanda Cabot (Revell, Vicki Crumpton - Editor)

**Cowboy Christmas - Mary Connealy (Barbour Publishing, Rebecca Germany - Editor)

**Montana Rose - Mary Connealy (Barbour Publishing, Rebecca Germany - Editor)

The Frontiersman's Daughter - Laura Frantz (Revell, Andrea Doering - Editor)

The Believer - Ann Gabhart (Revell, Lonnie Hull DuPont - Editor)

**A Passion Denied - Julie Lessman (Revell, Lonnie Hall DuPont - Editor)

Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas - Janice Thompson writing as Janice Hanna (Summerside Press, Rachel Meisel - Editor)

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper - Kathleen Y’Barbo (Waterbrook Press, Jessica Barnes - Editor)



Short Contemporary



His Cowgirl Bride - Debra Clopton (Steeple Hill, Krista Stroever - Editor)

**Autumn Rains - Myra Johnson (Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons - Editor)

A Wagonload of Trouble - Vickie McDonough (Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons - Editor)

A Texas Ranger's Family - Mae Nunn (Steeple Hill, Melissa Endlich - Editor)

**Dreaming of Home - Glynna Sirpless writing as Glynna Kaye (Steeple Hill, Melissa Endlich - Editor)



Short Contemporary Suspense - 6 Finalists due to a tie



Evidence of Murder - Jill Elizabeth Nelson (Steeple Hill, Emily Rodmell - Editor)

Final Warning - Sandra Robbins (Steeple Hill, Tina James - Editor)

Murder at Eagle Summit - Virginia Smith (Steeple Hill, Krista Stroever - Editor)

Scent of Murder - Virginia Smith (Steeple Hill, Krista Stroever/Tina James - Editors)

Double Take - Jenness Walker (Steeple Hill, Emily Rodmell - Editor)

Code of Honor - Lenora Worth (Steeple Hill, Patience Smith/Tina James - Editors)



Short Historical



Her Patchwork Family - Lyn Cote (Steeple Hill, Tina James - Editor)

The Glassblower - Laurie Alice Eakes (Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons - Editor)

The Outlaw's Lady - Laurie Kingery (Steeple Hill, Melissa Endlich - Editor)

All That Glitters - Lynette Sowell (Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons - Editor)

The Unfinished Gift - Dan Walsh (Revell, Andrea Doering)



Speculative (includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Allegory) - 6 Finalists due to a tie



Eternity Falls - Kirk Outerbridge (Marcher Lord Press, Jeff Gerke - Editor)

The Vanishing Sculptor - Donita K. Paul (Waterbrook Press, Shannon Marchese - Editor)

The Word Reclaimed - Steve Rzasa (Marcher Lord Press, Jeff Gerke - Editor)

Starfire - Stuart Vaughn Stockton (Marcher Lord Press, Jeff Gerke - Editor)

The Muse - Fred Warren (Splashdown Books, Grace Bridges - Editor)

By Darkness Hid - Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press, Jeff Gerke - Editor)



Suspense/Thriller



Intervention - Terri Blackstock (Zondervan, Sue Brower/Dave Lambert - Editors)

Lonestar Secrets - Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson, Ami McConnell - Editor)

Exposure - Brandilyn Collins (Zondervan, Rachelle Gardner/Sue Brower - Editors)

Salty Like Blood - Harry Kraus (Howard/Simon & Schuster, David Lambert - Editor)

Breach of Trust - DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House, Karen Watson - Editor)



Women’s Fiction - 7 Finalists due to a tie



Sweet Waters - Julie Carobini (B&H Publishing, Karen Ball - Editor)

Leaving Yesterday - Kathryn Cushman (Bethany House, Dave Long - Editor)

Sweet By and By - Sara Evans & Rachel Hauck (Thomas Nelson, Ami McConnell - Editor)

Never the Bride - Rene Gutteridge & Cheryl McKay (Waterbrook Press, Shannon Marchese - Editor)

Yesterday's Embers - Deborah Raney (Howard/Simon & Schuster, David Lambert - Editor)

Above All Things - Deborah Raney (Steeple Hill, Krista Stroever - Editor)

The Summer Kitchen - Lisa Wingate (New American Library/Penguin, Ellen Edwards - Editor)



Young Adult



Who Made You a Princess? - Shelley Adina (Hachette FaithWords, Anne Goldsmith Horch - Editor)

Always Watching - Brandilyn & Amberly Collins (Zondervan, Barbara Scott - Editor)

I'm So Sure - Jenny B. Jones (Thomas Nelson, Natalie Hanemann/Jamie Chavez - Editors)

So Not Happening - Jenny B. Jones (Thomas Nelson, Amanda Bostic/Jamie Chavez - Editors)

Unsigned Hype - Booker T. Mattison (Revell, Andrea Doering - Editor)

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