Carol And Christy Awards (Christian Fiction) 2020

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These are the best titles of 2020 as voted by the American Christian Fiction Writer's , both winners and nominees for your reading enjoyment. 


Cindy Woodsmall, Erin Woodsmall
Description: Old Order Amish Ivy Zook is wrestling with her need to shed her community's ways so she can grow the business of her dreams: planning parties. As long as she's stuck living without modernization, she can barely get her business on its feet. But if she leaves too soon, she'd cause trouble for her sister, Holly, who is planning her wedding to Joshua Smucker. All of their plans become twice as complicated when an old car crashes into the storefront of Greene's Pharmacy, carrying a Swartzentruber (ultra-conservative sect) Amish man, Arlan, and his very ill sister.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Robin W. Pearson
Description: "To hear Beatrice Agnew tell it, she entered the world with her mouth tightly shut. Just because she finds out she's dying doesn't mean she can't keep it that way. If any of her children have questions about their daddy and the choices she made after he abandoned them, they'd best take it up with Jesus. There's no room in Granny B's house for regrets or hand-holding. Or so she thinks. Her granddaughter, Evelyn Lester, shows up on Beatrice's doorstep anyway, burdened with her own secret baggage. Determined to help her Granny B mend fences with her far-flung brood, Evelyn turns her grandmother's heart and home inside out. Evelyn's meddling uncovers a tucked-away box of old letters, forcing the two women to wrestle with their past and present pain as they confront the truth Beatrice has worked a lifetime to hide"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Susie Finkbeiner
Description: "After Annie Jacobson's older brother is deployed to Vietnam during the war, tragedy at home brings their estranged father home without welcome. As tensions heighten, Annie and her family must find a way to move forward as they try to hold both hope and grief in the same hand"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Morgan L. Busse
Description: "Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker just as the war with the Dominia Empire begins. Working with the other Great Houses, Selene and Damien use their gifts to secure the borders and save those devastated by the war. But conflict, betrayal, and hatred begin to spread between the Great Houses, destroying their unity as the empire burns a path across their lands. At the same time, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire's attacks. The only one who can unite the houses and restore her husband's power is Selene Ravenwood. But it will require that she open her heart to those who have hurt her and let go of her past, despite the one who hunts her and will do anything to stop her power. Will Selene survive? Or is she destined to fall like the dreamwalkers before her?"-- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Bus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Jaime Jo Wright
Description: "A mystery begins when Aggie Dunkirk exhumes secrets and uncovers a crime her eccentric grandmother has been obsessing over. Decades earlier, after discovering her sister's body in the attic, Imogene Grayson longs for justice. Two women, separated by time, vow to find answers, no matter the cost"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Sharon Hinck
Description: "The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movements, but are they steering it toward destruction? Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a rough-edged herder, Brantley of Windswell. Pursued by soldiers, her journey through the suffering villages of the rim leads her to a forgotten truth that sends ripples through her world--and through her soul. Calara seeks clues to her forgotten family and discovers newfound courage in the face of danger, while her quest awakens a growing but forbidden affection for Brantley. Yet even his support can't fully be trusted, since he'd rather destroy the Order than bring reform. She is a lone woman facing opposition from rim villages and treachery from the all-powerful Order. Can she restore the dance to its true purpose and bring freedom and hope to her people?" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Hin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Courtney Walsh
Description: "Single mother Carly Collins likes predictability. However, when her son Jaden's health is threatened, her neatly controlled world is tossed into a tailspin. Nothing is certain anymore, especially her feelings for Josh Dixon, Jaden's father, her first love and the man responsible for shattering her heart sixteen years ago. When Josh Dixon walked out of Harbor Pointe, he left behind his only shot at a real family. Now a successful tech mogul, the town rebel has found a cause -- ensure his son's recovery and prove to Carly and Jaden that he's not the same guy he was back then. Carly and Josh are forced to wade through messy emotions and questions that have gone unanswered for years, which would be easier if not for the pesky feelings, every bit as strong and impossible to ignore as they ever were. Will forgiveness win, giving Carly and Josh a second chance at love . . . or will the past prove too much to overcome?"--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Melanie Dobson
Description: "1942. As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few daring citizens to rescue Eliese's son and hundreds of other Jewish children who await deportation in a converted theater in Amsterdam. But amid their resistance work, Josie and Eliese's dangerous secrets could derail their friendship and their entire mission. When the enemy finds these women, only one will escape. Seventy-five years later, Ava Drake begins to suspect that her great-grandfather William Kingston was not the World War II hero he claimed to be. Her work as director of the prestigious Kingston Family Foundation leads her to Landon West's Ugandan coffee plantation, and Ava and Landon soon discover a connection between their families. As Landon's great-grandmother shares the broken pieces of her story, Ava must confront the greatest loss in her own life-and powerful members of the Kingston family who will do anything to keep the truth buried"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Dob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Amanda Barratt
Description: "Maria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war. Her beloved father and brother have both been killed on the battlefield. The last thing this spirited young woman needs is to fall for a man under constant surveillance by the Gestapo. How can she give another piece of her heart to a man so likely to share the same final fate? Yet when Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an old family friend, comes to comfort the von Wedemeyers after their losses, she discovers that love isn't always logical. Dietrich himself has determined to keep his distance from romantic attachments. There is too much work to be done for God, and his involvement in the conspiracy is far too important. But when he encounters a woman whose intelligence and conviction match his own, he's unprepared for how easy it is to give away his heart. With their deep love comes risk--and neither Dietrich nor Maria is prepared for just how great that risk soon becomes." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Melissa Tagg
Description: "Last year, after traumatic circumstances forced her from her job as a nanny, Mara Bristol finally found a place to belong--the winsome Everwood Bed & Breakfast at the edge of Maple Valley, Iowa. For months, she's helped its owner, Lenora, maintain the ramshackle property despite their shortage of guests. But when Lenora fails to return from a month-long trip and the bank threatens foreclosure, Mara worries she's once again alone... abandoned... about to lose the only true home she's ever known. Detective Marshall Hawkins is no closer to whole today than he was two years ago... the day his daughter died. Between his divorce, debilitating migraines, and a dependence on medication, his life is falling apart. And when a reckless decision on the job propels him into administrative leave, he has no other plan but to get in his truck and drive. A one-night stay at the Everwood was supposed to be just that. But there's something about the old house--or maybe its intriguing caretaker--that pulls him in. Together, Mara and Marshall set out to save the Everwood. But its secrets run deeper than they could've imagined. As they renovate the house and search for its missing owner, they'll each confront the pain that brought them to the Everwood in the first place... and just maybe discover a faith and love to help them carry on." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Tag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings, Jen Turano, Tracie. A flood of love Peterson
Description: "This intriguing novella collection crosses the country--from Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico--with tales of sweet romance while exploring the fascinating history of the Harvey girls: young women seeking adventure and independence who worked in hotels throughout the country from the early 1880s to the late 1920s"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ser
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Terri Blackstock, Sarah (Actress) Zimmerman
Description: Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado home town. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn't until he's sidelined by an injury that he's forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too. Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher's daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna had defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate's drunken dad was loud-and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down, people assumed it was Nate getting even for his father's conviction. He let the rumors fly and left Carlisle without looking back. Now, Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and she's dealing with a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he's using lies and his family's money to sway the judge. She's barely hanging on, and she's turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and fear consume her. As they deal with the present-including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that's threatening their town-their past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she'll have to learn to trust him again first.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Becky Wade
Description: Britt and Zander have been best friends since they met thirteen years ago, but unbeknownst to Britt, Zander has always loved her. When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, and they work together to uncover his uncle's tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them come to light?
Call Number: LP FIC Wad
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Elizabeth Byler Younts
Description: "The only kind of life Brighton Turner understands is the one she has endured within the dreary walls of a rural Pennsylvania asylum. A nurse has thoughtfully educated and raised Brighton, but she has also kept vital information from her in order to keep her close. Brighton befriends a boy whom she calls Angel--he doesn't know his name--and as the two of them learn more about what lies beyond the walls they call home, they fight for their release and eventually escape. However, the world outside the only place they've ever known is not what they expect. They have no real names, no money, and no help--and they must rely upon the kindness of strangers as they walk and hitchhike from Pennsylvania to Michigan to find their last hope of a home. This heartbreaking journey, narrated in gorgeous prose, explores what it means to belong--and to scour the universe with fresh eyes for the brightness within"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker
Description: Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure--and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.
Call Number: FIC Dek
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Sarah Sundin
Description: 1943. When an Army Ranger and a librarian are bound together by a marriage of convenience, neither suspects it might lead to love. Will D-day--and a foreboding dream--tear them apart?
Call Number: LP FIC Sun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Cathy Gohlke
Description: "Seemingly overnight, the German blitzkrieg of Warsaw in 1939 turns its streets to a war zone and shatters the life of each citizen--Polish, Jewish, or otherwise. Sophie Kumiega, a British bride working in the city's library, awaits news of her husband, Janek, recently deployed with the Polish Air Force. Though Sophie is determined that she and the baby in her womb will stay safe, the days ahead will draw her into the plight of those around her, compelling her to help, whatever the danger. Rosa and Itzhak Dunovich never imagined they would welcome their longed-for first child in the Jewish ghetto, or that they would let anything tear their family apart. But as daily atrocities intensify, Rosa soon faces a terrifying reality: to save their daughter's life, she must send her into hiding. Her only hope of finding her after the war--if any of them survive--is a medallion she cuts in half and places around her neck."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Goh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Roseanna M. White
Description: During the Great War, Margot spends her days deciphering intercepted messages, until a sudden loss turns her world upside down. Drake returns wounded from the field, followed by a destructive enemy. Immediately smitten with Margot, Drake convince attempts to convince her that sometimes life's answers lie in the heart.
Call Number: LP FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Kristy Cambron
Description: When art historian Keira Foley is hired to authenticate a painting at a centuries-old East Suffolk manor, she hopes this is just the thing to get her career back on track. But from the time she begins working alongside rumored art thief Emory Scott, she's left with more questions than answers. Could this lost painting of Queen Victoria be a duplicate of the original masterpiece, and if so, who is the artist? As Keira begins to unravel the mystery behind the portrait, two women emerge from the estate's forgotten past. Set in three time periods, The Painted Castle unfolds a story of heartache and hope and unlocks secrets lost for generations just waiting to be found.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Melanie Dickerson, Jude (Jude Adam) Mason
Description: This reimagining of the Pied Piper tale follows Katerina as she attempts to locate her town's missing children while battling her stepfather's dark presence.
Call Number: YA FIC Dic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Lindsay A. Franklin
Description: "Deceiving an empire is a treacherous game. Tanwen and the Corsyth weavers race to collect the strands of an ancient cure that might save Gryfelle. But Tanwen has a secret: Gryfelle isn't the only one afflicted by the weaver's curse. As Queen Braith struggles to assert her rule, a new arrival throws her tenuous claim to the Tirian throne into question. Braith's heart is turned upside down, and she's not sure she can trust anyone--least of all herself. The puppet master behind Gareth's rise to power has designs on the story weavers and will stop at nothing to reclaim the throne. A plot to incite the angry peasants of Tir takes shape, and those dearest to Tanwen will be caught in the crossfire. As the fight for Tir consumes the realm, no one can remain innocent"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 15, 2021
Erin Bartels
Description: A reclusive bookstore owner hoped she'd permanently buried her family's sensational past with a new name. But when the novels she once shared with an old crush begin appearing in the mail, it's clear her true identity is about to be revealed, threatening the new life she has painstakingly built.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
Amanda Dykes
Description: "In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper: a rallying cry for hope, purpose . . . and rocks. Its message? Send me a rock for the person you lost, and I will build something life-giving. When the poem spreads farther than he ever intended, Robert Bliss's humble words change the tide of a nation. Boxes of rocks inundate the tiny, coastal Maine town, and he sets his calloused hands to work. Decades later, Annie Sawyer is summoned back to Ansel-by-the-Sea when she learns her Great-Uncle Robert, the man who became her refuge during the hardest summer of her youth, is now the one in need of help. But what greets her is a mystery: a wall of heavy boxes hiding in his home. Memories of stone ruins on a nearby island ignite a fire in her anthropologist soul to uncover answers. Together with the handsome and enigmatic postman, Annie uncovers the story layer by layer, yearning to resurrect the hope GrandBob once held so dear and to know the truth behind the chasm in her family's past. But mending what has been broken for so long may require more of her and those she loves than they are prepared to give."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Dyk
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2021
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A Christmas Haven : An Amish Christmas Romance
Cindy Woodsmall, Erin Woodsmall
FIC Woo
Sweet On You
Becky Wade
LP FIC Wad
A Long Time Comin'
Robin W. Pearson
FIC Pea
The Bright Unknown
Elizabeth Byler Younts
LP FIC You
All Manner Of Things
Susie Finkbeiner
FIC Fin
The Girl Behind The Red Rope
Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker
FIC Dek
Cry Of The Raven
Morgan L. Busse
FIC Bus
The Land Beneath Us
Sarah Sundin
LP FIC Sun
Echoes Among The Stones
Jaime Jo Wright
FIC Wri
The Medallion
Cathy Gohlke
FIC Goh
Hidden Current
Sharon Hinck
FIC Hin
The Number Of Love
Roseanna M. White
LP FIC Whi
Just One Kiss
Courtney Walsh
FIC Wal
The Painted Castle
Kristy Cambron
FIC Cam
Memories Of Glass A Novel
Melanie Dobson
LP FIC Dob
The Piper's Pursuit
Melanie Dickerson, Jude (Jude Adam) Mason
YA FIC Dic
My Dearest Dietrich : A Novel Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love
Amanda Barratt
FIC Bar
The Story Raider
Lindsay A. Franklin
FIC Fra
Now And Then And Always
Melissa Tagg
FIC Tag
The Words Between Us : A Novel
Erin Bartels
FIC Bar
Serving Up Love : A Four-in-one Harvey House Brides Collection
Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings, Jen Turano, Tracie. A flood of love Peterson
FIC Ser
Whose Waves These Are
Amanda Dykes
FIC Dyk
Smoke Screen
Terri Blackstock, Sarah (Actress) Zimmerman
FIC Bla