Carol and Christy Awards (Christian Fiction)

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These are the best titles of 2017, as voted by the American Christian Fiction Writer's , both winners and nominees for your readnig enjoyment. 


Tamera Alexander
Description: A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are dashed because the conductor bows to public opinion. Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville's new orchestra leader, and despite a strange buzzing and recurring pain in his head, he is determined to finish composing his symphony before the grand opening of the city's new opera hall--and before his father dies. As Tate's ailment worsens, he believes that Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman's trust when you've robbed her of her dream? --from author's website.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Lynette Eason
Description: "When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him--including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart" --back cover.
Call Number: FIC Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Connilyn Cossette
Description: Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?
Call Number: FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Elizabeth Camden
Description: Stella West's artistic talent made her the toast of London, but when her beloved sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single-minded determination she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sister's death. Upon meeting Romulus White, a publisher with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realizes he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.
Call Number: LP FIC Cam
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Becky Wade
Description: When NFL star Gray Fowler is assigned a bodyguard out of concern over death threats, he is indignant to find that his protector is a woman half his size, but he soon discovers that former marine Dru Porter is very capable as danger surrounds them both.
Call Number: FIC Wad
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Terri Blackstock
Description: Casey Cox has blood on the bottom of her shoes, in her car, on her clothes. But there's no point in trying to defend herself. She just has to run. Casey didn't kill her friend Brent. She discovered his body, but she'd never try to hurt him. He's the only person she's ever trusted enough to tell the truth about what happened to her father and there's no doubt in her mind that Brent was killed trying to help her prove it. She has to run before they get to her too. Dylan Roberts was hired to find Casey and bring her back so that justice can be served. As a former Criminal Investigator for the Army, he can't imagine that tracking down one girl will be that difficult. But the more elusive Casey turns out to be, the more Dylan digs into her past to try to determine what she might be thinking. What he finds there doesn't fit the profile of a killer at all. She's unlike any other fugitive he's ever seen. The police refuse to discuss any other possibilities. There's something more going on here. Something more to this fugitive who has captured his attention. Now he just has to figure out what it is and Casey just has to stay one step ahead of everyone who's after her--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Jill Williamson, Jill. Darkness reigns Williamson, Jill. Heir war Williamson, Jill. End of all things Williamson
Description: The king of Armania believes the volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, and ground shakers are due to the gods being angry because his citizens commit wrongful deeds and worship the evil horned god Barthos. His son Prince Wilek, the ever dutiful First Arm of Armania, thinks his father's superstitions are nonsense. Prince Wilek is sent by the king to investigate when a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth. The prince discovers things are more cataclysmic than one lost city as he sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Kelli Stuart
Description: Enter the often-overlooked history World War II Ukraine as told through the eyes of four unforgettable people caught up in the chaos and heartache of a country torn asunder by Nazi armed forces. As the characters confront the pivotal event of Babi Yar, the "killing ditch" where 34,000 men, women, and children were lined up and shot, the horrors of war are laid bare. How can faith withstand such atrocities?
Call Number: FIC Stu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Charles Martin, Adam Verner
Description: Cooper O'Connor was a long way from home; both geographically and from the damage he caused. Now that he's back, is healing possible? At the age of eighteen, singer/songwriter Cooper O'Connor thumbed his nose at his dad, stole most everything he held dear, and made his way to Nashville, where he promptly lost everything. After five difficult years, he fell in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. As their friendship grows and he realizes his love for her, he's framed for a crime, shot, and left to die in a house on fire. Miraculously, he survives but the damage is severe: he can no longer sing or play music. He quietly returns home to the mountains of Colorado, hoping to answer the questions that plague him. With forgiveness and reconciliation a distant dream, Cooper searches for a way to use his gifts for others; always hoping that somewhere along the way redemption will come within reach.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Chris Fabry
Description: Every day, Paige Redwine is haunted by a choice she made when she was only seventeen. Now, just past forty, still single, she lives a tidy, controlled life as a well-respected English professor at a college in Nashville. Nothing could prepare her for the day Treha Langsam -- the daughter she secretly placed for adoption -- walks into her classroom as a student, unknowingly confronting Paige with both her greatest longing and her greatest fear. As Treha sets aside the search for her birth mother to concentrate on her education, Paige summons the courage to reach out to her daughter, never dreaming her actions will transform them both as she faces a past she thought she'd laid to rest.
Call Number: LP FIC Fab
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Mesu Andrews
Description: "In a time where El Shaddai revealed Himself in a powerful way, Miriam invites readers to experience through the eyes of an unusual, faithful servant"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Laura Scott
Description: When someone attempts to kidnap SWAT cop Jenna Reed, only her police training and her boss Lieutenant Griff Vaughn's impeccable timing can save her. Now, hiding in her bushes, they find the real target, a runaway teen who is Jenna's look-alike, and the sister she never knew she had. Teaming up to unravel her sister's past and find the human trafficking ring thugs who intend to kill her, Jenna and Griff have no choice but to go on the run - outside the law. But with time running out - and their all-too-unprofessional attraction proving difficult to ignore - can Jenna and Griff protect Jenna's sister and take down the criminals without sacrificing their careers... or their lives?
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Susan May Warren
Description: When Deputy Sam Brooks and impulsive, bleeding heart Willow are thrown together in Glacier National Park, they must work together to save their lives and those of several frightened teenagers.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Ann Marie Stewart
Description: The idyllic world of nine-year-old Abby McAndrews is transformed when a tragedy tears her family apart. Before the accident, her dad, Reverend John McAndrews, had all the answers, but now his questions and guilt threaten to destroy his family. Abby's fifteen-year-old brother, Matt, begins an angry descent as he acts out in dangerous ways. Her mother tries to hold her grieving family together, but when Abby's dad refuses to move on, the family is at a crossroads. Set in a small Midwestern town in 1970, Abby's heartbreaking remembrances are balanced by humor and nostalgia as her family struggles with -- and ultimately celebrates -- an authentic story of faith and life after loss.
Call Number: LP FIC Ste
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Jolina Petersheim
Description: When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it's a foreshadowing of things to come. Soon after the young pilot, Moses Hughes, regains consciousness, they realize his instruments were destroyed by the same power outage that killed the electricity at the community store, where Englischers are stranded with dead cell phones and cars that won't start. Moses offers a sobering theory, but no one can know how drastically life is about to change. With the only self-sustaining food supply in the region, the pacifist community is forced to forge an alliance with the handful of stranded Englischers in an effort to protect not only their supplies but their very lives.
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Johnnie Alexander, Michelle Griep, Eileen Key, Debby Lee, Rose Allen McCauley
Call Number: FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Julie Cantrell
Description: In pre-Katrina New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is the chaperone for her daughter's sixth grade field trip when her daughter's best friend goes missing, sending her family into a downward spiral of grief, while Amanda goes on a personal journey in search of the girl, and answers.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Joanne Bischof
Description: Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it's away from the spotlight where his true heart lies.
Call Number: FIC Bis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
James L. Rubart
Description: "What if a balm for your greatest pain appeared in a lost corridor on the far side of a remote lake? Would you search for it? Or dismiss it as nonsense? Jake Palmer's annual lake-house vacation with longtime friends was supposed to be relaxing--it was supposed to take his mind off his recent divorce. But when he meets an elderly man early one morning on the lake, his world tips on its side. The old man claims there's a forgotten corridor at the far end of the lake that few ever discover. But for those who do, and follow to where it leads, they'll find answers to their deepest questions of loss. At first, the search just seems like a distraction. But does he really want to find it?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Jocelyn Green
Description: Wrongly imprisoned midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile in the French colony of Louisiana in 1720, where she must make her way bearing the mark of a criminal.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Chris Fabry
Description: The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley's childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt's family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight. As the trio traipses the hills and hollers, Matt begins to fall for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him deeper into her terrifying reality. One night, the wrath of the Blackwoods and the secrets of Jesse's family collide, and Matt joins Jesse in a rescue that saves one life and ends another and severs the bond of their friendship. Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood and to memories of that momentous summer by news of Jesse's upcoming wedding. He could never shake the feeling that there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he's determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke.
Call Number: FIC Fab
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Liz Johnson
Description: Broke and desperate, Marie Carrington is hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season. Seth Sloane didn't move three thousand miles to work on his uncle's B&B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques ; he came to help restore the old Victorian-- and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island?
Call Number: LP FIC Joh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Melanie Dickerson
Description: In 1384 England, seventeen-year-old Evangeline, ward and cousin of King Richard II, tries to escape from an arranged marriage, dreaming of a life outside Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not politics, but when she runs away and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village, she finds herself embroiled in a tangled web that threatens England's monarch.
Call Number: YA FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Beth Moore
Description: Jillian Slater hadn't seen her father or his mother in almost 20 years until, on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death, Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, calls and says Jillian's expenses would be paid if she'd fly in to New Orleans for the burial. What Adella didn't tell her was that the apartment house bears the dead weight of a long and painful history. As an investigation into her father's death unfolds, Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. Is her family actually cursed, or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Sara Ella
Description: "With a birthmark covering half her face, Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection--one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Carrie Stuart Parks
Description: "Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky--a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others. Gwen suspects a connection between the rapist and the "accidental" deaths that are happening around town, but the local sheriff has little interest in her theories. When her digitally-obsessed teenage daughter joins her there, Gwen turn her attention to a second assignment: going undercover in a serpent-handling church. She could get a handsome reward for uncovering illegal activity there--a reward she desperately needs, as it seems her breast cancer has returned. But snakes aren't the only ones ready to kill. Can Gwen uncover the truth--and convince anyone to believe her--before she becomes a victim herself?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Joel C. Rosenberg
Description: As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But "New York Times" foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he's dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif--the leader of ISIS--can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take decisive action before it's too late?
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
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A Note Yet Unsung
Tamera Alexander
FIC Ale
The Alliance
Jolina Petersheim
FIC Pet
Always Watching : A Novel
Lynette Eason
FIC Eas
The Courageous Brides Collection : Compassionate Heroism Attracts Male Suitors To Nine Spirited Women
Johnnie Alexander, Michelle Griep, Eileen Key, Debby Lee, Rose Allen McCauley
FIC Cou
Counted With The Stars
Connilyn Cossette
FIC Cos
The Feathered Bone
Julie Cantrell
FIC Can
From This Moment [Large Print]
Elizabeth Camden
LP FIC Cam
The Lady And The Lionheart : A Novel
Joanne Bischof
FIC Bis
Her One And Only
Becky Wade
FIC Wad
The Long Journey To Jake Palmer
James L. Rubart
FIC Rub
If I Run
Terri Blackstock
FIC Bla
The Mark Of The King
Jocelyn Green
FIC Gre
King's Folly
Jill Williamson, Jill. Darkness reigns Williamson, Jill. Heir war Williamson, Jill. End of all things Williamson
FIC Wil
The Promise Of Jesse Woods
Chris Fabry
FIC Fab
Like A River From Its Course
Kelli Stuart
FIC Stu
The Red Door Inn [Large Print]
Liz Johnson
LP FIC Joh
Long Way Gone [Audiobook]
Charles Martin, Adam Verner
FIC Mar
The Silent Songbird
Melanie Dickerson
YA FIC Dic
Looking Into You [Large Print]
Chris Fabry
LP FIC Fab
The Undoing Of Saint Silvanus
Beth Moore
FIC Moo
Miriam
Mesu Andrews
FIC And
Unblemished
Sara Ella
YA FIC Ell
Mirror Image
Laura Scott
FIC Sco
When Death Draws Near
Carrie Stuart Parks
FIC Par
Rescue Me : A Novel
Susan May Warren
FIC War
Without Warning
Joel C. Rosenberg
FIC Ros
Stars In The Grass [Large Print]
Ann Marie Stewart
LP FIC Ste