Carol And Christy Awards (Christian Fiction)

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These are the best titles of 2019, as voted by the American Christian Fiction Writer's , both winners and nominees for your reading enjoyment. 


Kristi Ann Hunter
Description: When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should have been a chance encounter becomes much more as Graham embarks on a search for his friend's missing sister and is convinced Kit knows more about the girl than she's telling. After meeting Graham, Kit finds herself wishing things could have been different for the first time in her life, but what she wants can't matter. Long ago, she dedicated herself to helping women escape the same scorn that drove her from London and raising the innocent children caught in the crossfire. And as much as she desperately wishes to tell Graham everything, revealing the truth isn't worth putting him and everyone she loves in danger.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Connilyn Cossette
Description: Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question until now. Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way.
Call Number: FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Joanna Davidson Politano
Description: Tressa Harlowe's father did not trust banks, but neither did he trust his greedy extended family. He kept his vast fortune hidden somewhere on his estate in the south of England and died suddenly, without telling anyone where he had concealed it. Tressa and her ailing mother are left with a mansion and an immense vineyard and no money to run it. It doesn't take long for a bevy of opportunists to flock to the estate under the guise of offering condolences. Tressa knows what they're really up to. She'll have to work with the rough and rusticated vineyard manager to keep the laborers content without pay and discover the key to finding her father's fortune--before someone else finds it first.
Call Number: LP FIC Pol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Patti Callahan Henry, Lauren Woodward
Description: When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis--known as Jack--she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. But against all odds, that's what she and Jack found.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Carla Laureano
Description: "Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can't deny that she's stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended in disaster, and her classical French training is being wasted on her night job in a mediocre chain bakery. Then the charming and handsome private pilot Justin Keller lands on the doorstep of her workplace in a snowstorm, and Melody feels like it's a sign that her luck is finally turning around. Justin is intrigued by the lively bohemian baker, but the last thing he's looking for is a relationship. His own romantic failures have proven that the demands of his job are incompatible with meaningful connections, and he's already pledged his life savings to a new business venture across the country--an island air charter in Florida with his sister and brother-in-law. Against their better judgment, Melody and Justin find themselves drawn together by their unconventional career choices and shared love of adventure. But when an unexpected windfall provides Melody with the chance to open her dream bakery-café in Denver with her best friend, chef Rachel Bishop, she's faced with an impossible choice: stay and put down roots with the people and place she's come to call home . . . or give it all up for the man she loves" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Lynette Eason
Description: For the past year Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. Now a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap. When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. When their cases cross, will they be able to trust each other? -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Terri Blackstock
Description: As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year's if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she's in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic. The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can't say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn's biggest concern now is making his rent, but half the time Callie doesn't remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter. When Finn meets Sydney, he's quite sure that she's never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He's willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie's Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Tara Johnson
Description: "Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines--until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path . . . as a conductor in the Underground Railroad." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: LP FIC Joh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Steven James
Description: When a senator's son takes his own life and posts the video live online, Agent Bowers is drawn into a complex web of lies that begins to threaten the people he loves the most. As he races to unravel the mystery behind the suicide and a centuries-old code that might help shed light on the case, he finds a dark pathway laced with twists and deadly secrets that touch a little too close to home.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Becky Wade
Description: Willow Bradford is content taking a break from modeling to run her family's inn. Then she comes face-to-face with NFL quarterback Corbin Stewart, the man who broke her heart-- and wants to win her back. When a decades-old missing-persons case brings them together, they're forced to decide whether they can risk falling for one another all over again. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Wad
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Nadine Brandes
Description: "Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father's plot to assassinate the king of England."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Irene Hannon
Description: Kristin Dane's fair trade shop in St. Louis features products from around the world. All is well until people connected to the shop begin dying. Detective Luke Carter wants to know why, and then the FBI weighs in and Kristin finds herself in the middle of international intrigue. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die, including Kristin?
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Courtney Walsh
Description: "For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she'd ever ask for help. Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn's father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out--and the best way to avoid more negative press. Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she's uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way." -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Morgan L. Busse
Description: "Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person's dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate. As she discovers her family's dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family's legacy--a legacy that supports her people--or seeking the true reason behind her family's gift. Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house. One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen? Ravenwood saga series." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: FIC Bus
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Iris Johansen, Elisabeth S. Rodgers
Description: Searching for a treasure in Scotland, Jane MacGuire experiences vivid dreams of a girl in danger at the same time she reconnects with a volatile ex and is confronted by stunning changes in the lives of those closest to her.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Katie Ganshert
Description: "When an impoverished school district loses its accreditation and the affluent community of Crystal Ridge has no choice but to open their school doors, the lives of three very different women converge: Camille Gray--the wife of an executive, mother of three, long-standing PTA chairwoman and champion fundraiser--faced with a shocking discovery that threatens to tear her picture-perfect world apart at the seams. Jen Covington, the career nurse whose long, painful journey to motherhood finally resulted in adoption but she is struggling with a happily-ever-after so much harder than she anticipated. Twenty-two-year-old Anaya Jones--the first woman in her family to graduate college and a brand new teacher at Crystal Ridge's top elementary school, unprepared for the powder-keg situation she's stepped into. Tensions rise within and without, culminating in an unforeseen event that impacts them all. This story explores the implicit biases impacting American society, and asks the ultimate question: What does it mean to be human? Why are we so quick to put labels on each other and categorize people as "this" or "that", when such complexity exists in each person?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Mesu Andrews
Description: Belili wears her children's disdain like a heavy cloak. The weight of their contempt threatens to crush her spirit, but she has perfected the art of survival. She first learned it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago after the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took its finest young people as captives. Years later she survived among idol worshippers and in King Nebuchadnezzar's court by donning an identity that shrouded her with guilt and shame. She's kept secrets from Daniel, her childhood friend and the love of her life, but as the Medo-Persian army invades, the thread of Belili's deception unravels and her tightly wound secrets beging to unfurl.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Charles Martin, Adam Verner
Description: Allie, twice widowed, has lost her family's beloved waterfront restaurant. When an old childhood sweetheart offers to help rebuilt it, it seems the flame may reignite, until an old secret emerges.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Connilyn Cossette
Description: "Captured by raiders in 1388 B.C., Sofea narrowly escapes slavery. Bargaining her way to a city of refuge in Israel, she finds herself in more danger. Can she find safety in this city of strangers, accept their God as hers, and be satisfied with His justice instead of her own?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Kathy Tyers
Call Number: FIC Tye
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Karen. Gift of the heart Witemeyer, Kristi Ann. Legacy of love Hunter, Sarah Loudin. A shot at love Thomas, Becky. Because of you Wade
Description: In stories ranging from 1820's Regency England to present-day Washington state, readers will be treated to Christmas tales of an heirloom brooch passed from mother to daughter for almost two hundred years.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Matt Mikalatos
Description: When Madeline, a teen with terminal lung disease, accepts healing in exchange for a year of service in the Sunlit Lands, she and her friend Jason enjoy being privileged members of Elenil society, until they learn that magic carries a high price.
Call Number: YA FIC Mik
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Jill Lynn
Description: Luc Wilder's surprised when his ex-girlfriend Cate Malory arrives at his Colorado guest ranch. And he's downright stunned when she introduces him to his three-year-old daughter, Ruby. Bonding with the bubbly little girl is easy--Ruby loves ranch life, just like her daddy. But after all the secrets, can Luc and Cate find a way to trust in each other again?
Call Number: FIC Lyn
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Jaime Jo Wright
Description: In modern-day Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin, an inheritance forces Annalise Forsythe to face the town's dark secrets, while a century earlier amid the arrival of revivalists in Gossamer Grove, newspaperwoman Libby Sheffield works with a deacon's son to investigate his father's death.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Allison Pittman
Description: "1788: In a tiny French village, during the waning days of peace, cousins Renee and Laurette live a peaceful, relatively contented life as the shepherdesses under the guardianship of the respectable Emile Gagnon. When Renee is given the chance to work as a seamstress at the Palace at Versailles, their lives take two very different paths straight into the heart of the Revolution. Based on a character who appears in the classic, A Tale of Two Cities"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Pit
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Elizabeth Byler Younts
Description: "In The Solace of Water, Elizabeth Byler Younts tells the story of two women, one white and one black, in racially charged 1956, who fight personal battles of freedom and form a friendship that neither expected. After the loss of her young son, Carver, an African-American preacher's wife named Delilah Evans moves with her family from Montgomery, Alabama, to Sinking Creek, Pennsylvania, for a fresh start. The last thing she could have imagined was becoming friends with Emma Mullet, a reclusive Amish woman. Emma is fighting personal battles of her own and feels estranged from her small Amish community. The secrets that have kept her isolated from her own community serve to unite her in an unlikely friendship with Delilah. Sparrow, Delilah's eldest daughter, knows she is responsible for the death of her little brother. When tensions at home become unbearable, she seeks solace at Emma's house, becoming the surrogate daughter Emma has always wanted. Sparrow, however, is hiding secrets of her own, secrets that could sever all ties to her safe refuge. Life for these three gets harder when church and social issues confront them, causing rifts within Sinking Creek's three distinct communities: whites, blacks, and Amish. When their carefully protected secrets come to light, there seems to be little hope for friendship, restoration, or even forgiveness. But when the unthinkable happens, Delilah and Emma find themselves looking into the mirror of their own self-deceptions and are forced to make a choice that will set the way of their future"-- "In The Solace of Water, Elizabeth Byler Younts tells the story of two women, one white and one black, in racially charged 1956, who fight personal battles of freedom and form a friendship that neither expected"
Call Number: LP FIC You
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Lindsay A. Franklin
Description: Tanwen doesn't just tell stories, she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king. During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king's guard hunts her down, and they're not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she's not the only outlaw in the empire. There's a rebel group of weavers, and they're after her, too.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Melanie Dickerson
Description: "When Mulan takes her father's place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life--and that her life, and her mother's, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can't prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death--or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher. Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke's son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times--or showing him up in embarrassing ways. From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be? This fresh reimagining of the classic tale takes us to fifteenth-century Lithuania where both love and war challenge the strongest of hearts." -- Back cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Patrick W. Carr
Description: As the influence of the Darkwater Forest grows, the kings and queens of the north desperately try to contain its power while Willet Dura and the Vigil seek the truth of its origins. But danger stalks the rulers of the kingdoms and the Vigil. Together, they must discover a path to keep their land safe, or surrender their world to the growing darkness.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Susan May Warren
Description: "When two women go missing in the Montana wilderness, Pete Brooks must trust his skills, teammates--and the woman who broke his heart--if he hopes to bring them all home alive."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Erin Bartels
Description: A journalist discovers more than she expected when she is charged with delivering a box of photos to a relative she didn't know she had.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Catherine (Catherine J.) West
Description: "In the aftermath of her husband's act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist. When her husband of twenty-one years leaves her, Savannah Barrington believes she's lost almost everything she's ever loved. With her daughter in college and her son in boarding school, Savannah retreats to her parents' lake house in the Berkshires, where hope and healing come in the form of an old woman's wisdom, a little girl's laughter, a touch of magic, and a handsome man who's willing to risk his own heart to prove she's still worth loving. But when her husband asks to reconcile, Savannah is faced with the hardest challenge of all: Forgiving the unforgivable. Somehow she must find freedom from the chains of their past and move forward, or face an unknown future without him"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
Tamera Alexander
Description: What can a woman--a mere governess--do against the scourge of slavery? Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston's quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause--but when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. The Carnton home where she is governess is converted into a Confederate field hospital, and Lizzie is called upon to assist the military doctor with surgeries that determine life or death.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2019
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A Defense Of Honor
Kristi Ann Hunter
FIC Hun
Send Down The Rain [Audiobook]
Charles Martin, Adam Verner
FIC Mar
A Light On The Hill
Connilyn Cossette
FIC Cos
Shelter Of The Most High
Connilyn Cossette
FIC Cos
A Rumored Fortune [Large Print]
Joanna Davidson Politano
LP FIC Pol
Shivering World
Kathy Tyers
FIC Tye
Becoming Mrs. Lewis [Audiobook]
Patti Callahan Henry, Lauren Woodward
FIC Hen
The Christmas Heirloom : Four Holiday Novellas Of Love Through The Generations
Karen. Gift of the heart Witemeyer, Kristi Ann. Legacy of love Hunter, Sarah Loudin. A shot at love Thomas, Becky. Because of you Wade
FIC Chr
Brunch At Bittersweet Café
Carla Laureano
FIC Lau
The Crescent Stone
Matt Mikalatos
YA FIC Mik
Called To Protect
Lynette Eason
FIC Eas
The Rancher's Surprise Daughter
Jill Lynn
FIC Lyn
Catching Christmas
Terri Blackstock
FIC Bla
The Reckoning At Gossamer Pond
Jaime Jo Wright
FIC Wri
Engraved On The Heart [Large Print]
Tara Johnson
LP FIC Joh
The Seamstress [Large Print]
Allison Pittman
LP FIC Pit
Every Wicked Man
Steven James
FIC Jam
The Solace Of Water [Large Print]
Elizabeth Byler Younts
LP FIC You
Falling For You
Becky Wade
FIC Wad
The Story Peddler
Lindsay A. Franklin
FIC Fra
Fawkes
Nadine Brandes
YA FIC Bra
The Warrior Maiden
Melanie Dickerson
YA FIC Dic
Hidden Peril
Irene Hannon
FIC Han
The Wounded Shadow
Patrick W. Carr
FIC Car
Just Let Go : A Novel
Courtney Walsh
FIC Wal
Wait For Me
Susan May Warren
FIC War
Mark Of The Raven
Morgan L. Busse
FIC Bus
We Hope For Better Things
Erin Bartels
FIC Bar
Mind Game [Audiobook]
Iris Johansen, Elisabeth S. Rodgers
FIC Joh
Where Hope Begins
Catherine (Catherine J.) West
FIC Wes
No One Ever Asked : A Novel
Katie Ganshert
FIC Gan
With This Pledge
Tamera Alexander
FIC Ale
Of Fire And Lions : A Novel
Mesu Andrews
FIC And