Carol And Christy Awards (Christian Fiction)

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These are the best titles of 2018, as voted by the American Christian Fiction Writer's , both winners and nominees for your reading enjoyment. 


Michelle Griep
Description: England, 1850: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend--for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests--her former fiancé, Benjamin Lane. Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he's given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it--and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what they've been striving for isn't what ultimately matters.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Elizabeth Camden
Description: Lucy Drake's mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming. Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin's connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they're wading into will take them.
Call Number: LP FIC Cam
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Susan May Warren
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Tamera Alexander, Linda Stephens, Inc Recorded Books
Description: Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Robert Whitlow, Heath McClure
Description: Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing high-stakes law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then, a split-second mistake destroys the world she's created. Left with no options, she returns to her hometown so she can care for an aging aunt recovering from a stroke. Once there, Adisa is confronted with a much more brutal reality, a young unarmed black man has been shot by a white police officer and now lies comatose in the hospital. As a former assistant district attorney, Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor. But she's being pulled in another direction by equally powerful forces urging her to do what she considers unthinkable, defend the officer.Tensions in the local community are at the boiling point with Adisa trapped in the middle.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Morgan L. Busse
Description: After her escape from the Tower and from her father's experiments, Kat Bloodmayne wakes up to discover the dark power inside of her has grown stronger. Now more than ever she needs to find the doctor who holds the key to healing her, but the only one who can help her find him is Stephen Grey, the very man who betrayed her.
Call Number: FIC Bus
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Melanie Dobson, Nancy Peterson, narrator
Description: When young Daniel and Brigitte got separated after escaping the Gestapo, Daniel vowed to find her. Now, a lifetime later, his last hope rests with an American journalist.
Call Number: FIC Dob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Tamera Alexander
Description: Provided by publisher.Recently widowed Aletta Prescott and her six-year old son are about to be evicted when she sees an advertisement for the Ladies Aid Society auction. She applies for a position when a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity. Captain Jake Winston, a Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Ladies Aid Society auction. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering, but he soon discovers this group of ladies-- one, in particular-- is far more than he bargained for.
Call Number: LP FIC Ale
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Melissa Tagg, Melissa. One enchanted Christmas Tagg, Melissa. One enchanted Eve Tagg, Melissa. One enchanted Noel Tagg
Description: The Renwycke siblings--Drew, Colin, and Leigh--have faced their fair share of struggles and separation through the years. But over three enchanting Christmas seasons in their postcard-perfect Iowa hometown, they each discover the joy of a fresh start ... and the magic of unexpected romance.--From back cover.
Call Number: FIC Tag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Susan Sleeman
Description: Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan: to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started. Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months: to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they'll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal.
Call Number: FIC Sle
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Heidi Chiavaroli
Description: "An antique ring reunites a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the man who saved her. Together, they unearth the two-hundred-year-old history of a woman who suffered tremendous loss in the Boston Massacre, a woman torn between the love of two men - one a Patriot, and the other a Redcoat. As both women seem to forgive the wrongs done to them, each must decide whether to face their future through dependence on God's strength, or their own." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Ruth Logan Herne
Description: Josie Gallagher has plenty of reasons to be wary of Jacob Weatherly - considering he's working for the hotel chain that's forcing her restaurant to close. But when he shows up there with a little girl by his side - her little girl - she's dismayed. How has this bachelor wound up with custody of the baby Josie placed with a married couple six years ago? The handsome hotel executive has no idea that Addie is Josie's biological child, and Josie can't afford to tell him. As he helps save her business, Josie and Jacob unexpectedly grow closer. But will her secret stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Mesu Andrews
Description: "The Bible jumps to life in this spellbinding narrative drawn from verses in the books of 2 Kings and Isaiah, bringing the troubled kingdoms that followed Solomon's reign into focus and particularly a young woman being raised by the prophet Isaiah"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Lori Benton
Description: "When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee, Jeremiah Ring, promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob. Once they reach the Shawnees and discover Jeremiah's own Shawnee sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob--renaming him Many Sparrows--keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Candace Calvert
Description: ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past-new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She's finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn't let people get too close. Like the hospital's too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one "lucky" employee's face on freeway billboards. Micah Prescott's goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell. Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders--and exposes disturbing details of Sloane's past. Can hope spring from crisis?
Call Number: FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Valerie Fraser Luesse
Description: When Pete McLean loses his father in the summer of 1962, his friend Isaac is one of the few people he can lean on. Though their worlds are as different as black and white, friendship knows no color. So when Isaac suddenly goes missing, Pete is determined to find out what happened--no matter what it costs him. His quest will lead him into parts of town that he knows only through rumors and introduce him to a girl who will change his life. What they discover together will change the small Southern town of Glory, Alabama--forever.
Call Number: LP FIC Lue
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Carrie Stuart Parks
Description: "Gwen Marcey has done a good job keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn't believe in coincidences. So what's going on here? No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming-- and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, Gwen's ex-husband is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter. As Gwen's past and present collide, she's in a desperate race for the truth. Because only truth will ensure she still has a future."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Randy Singer
Description: For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out. But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members? Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true. Equal justice under law. It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?
Call Number: FIC Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Laura Gallier
Description: Owen, an ordinary high school senior, does not believe in the supernatural until a drink from an abandoned well allows him to see shackles and unearthly beings that may be the cause of a suicide epidemic.
Call Number: YA FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Jaime Jo Wright
Description: "Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?"--Google Books.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Laura Frantz
Description: Lady Elizabeth "Liberty" Lawson, daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony, seems to have her life in order. But colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiance's cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Will she stay true to her English roots, or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
James L. Rubart
Description: "What if You Woke Up One Morning and the Darkest Parts of Yourself Were Gone? Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on--with more than a little relief. Toren was a good man, but carried a raging temper that often exploded without warning. So when he shows up on their doorstep with no notice, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. Radically. His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. The man he always wanted to be. Toren has no clue where he's been, but knows he's been utterly transformed. He focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family. But then shards of his old self start to rise up from deep inside--the man kicked out of the NFL for his fury--and Toren must face the supreme battle of his life."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Bethany Turner
Description: Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she's chosen. She's still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she's not sure she can write anymore. She's beginning to think that the church might frown on her tithing on royalties from a "scandalous" book. And the fact that she's falling in love with her pastor doesn't make things any easier. With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a debut that isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Michèle Phoenix
Description: After surviving a terrorist attack in Paris, Jessica just wants to cut short her vacation and escape back home to Denver. Her good friend Patrick convinces her to tour the French countryside with him, and in a flea market Jessica finds a faded document concealed in an antique. They gradually uncover the story of Adeline Baillard, her faith condemned, life endangered, and community decimated by the Huguenot persecution three centuries before. Determined to learn the Baillard family's fate, Jessica retraces their flight from France to England, reclaiming her own hope for the future.
Call Number: FIC Pho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Tamera Alexander, Melba Sibrel
Description: Can a railroad man and a Southern Belle turned teacher find a way to work together to achieve their dreams in the new reality of the post-Civil War South?
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Susan May Warren
Description: A three day excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave washes the passengers overboard, leaving Ian and Sierra scrambling for survival. Sparks ignite as they wait for a rescue, but will a secret keep them apart?
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Becky Wade
Description: After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.
Call Number: LP FIC Wad
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
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12 Days Of Bleakly Manor
Michelle Griep
FIC Gri
Maybe It's You
Candace Calvert
FIC Cal
A Dangerous Legacy [Large Print]
Elizabeth Camden
LP FIC Cam
Missing Isaac [Large Print]
Valerie Fraser Luesse
LP FIC Lue
A Matter Of Trust
Susan May Warren
FIC War
Portrait Of Vengeance
Carrie Stuart Parks
FIC Par
A Note Yet Unsung [Audiobook]
Tamera Alexander, Linda Stephens, Inc Recorded Books
FIC Ale
Rule Of Law
Randy Singer
FIC Sin
A Time To Stand [Audiobook]
Robert Whitlow, Heath McClure
FIC Whi
The Delusion : We All Have Our Demons
Laura Gallier
YA FIC Gal
Awakened
Morgan L. Busse
FIC Bus
The House On Foster Hill
Jaime Jo Wright
FIC Wri
Catching The Wind [Audiobook]
Melanie Dobson, Nancy Peterson, narrator
FIC Dob
The Lacemaker
Laura Frantz
FIC Fra
Christmas At Carnton [Large Print]
Tamera Alexander
LP FIC Ale
The Man He Never Was
James L. Rubart
FIC Rub
Enchanted : A Christmas Collection
Melissa Tagg, Melissa. One enchanted Christmas Tagg, Melissa. One enchanted Eve Tagg, Melissa. One enchanted Noel Tagg
FIC Tag
The Secret Life Of Sarah Hollenbeck
Bethany Turner
FIC Tur
Fatal Mistake: A Novel
Susan Sleeman
FIC Sle
The Space Between Words
Michèle Phoenix
FIC Pho
Freedom's Ring
Heidi Chiavaroli
FIC Chi
To Wager Her Heart [Audiobook]
Tamera Alexander, Melba Sibrel
FIC Ale
Her Secret Daughter/ Ruth Logan Herne.
Ruth Logan Herne
FIC Her
Troubled Waters
Susan May Warren
FIC War
Isaiah's Daughter: A Novel Of Prophets & Kings
Mesu Andrews
FIC And
True To You [Large Print]
Becky Wade
LP FIC Wad
Many Sparrows : A Novel
Lori Benton
FIC Ben