2017 Carol Award Finalists

28 Jun

Congratulations to the 2017 Carol Award Finalists!



The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell
One More Song to Sing by Lindsay Harrel
The Broken Trail (Sweet River Redemption) by Christa MacDonald


This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick,
Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall,
Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart

Historical Romance

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
No Way Up (The Cimarron Legacy) by Mary Connealy
Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund


If I Run by Terri Blackstock
Murder Comes by Mail: A Hidden Springs Mystery by A.H. Gabhart
When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks


The Doctor’s Woman (The Courageous Brides Collection) by Michelle Griep
The Warrior’s Seal by Ronie Kendig
The Angel of Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas Romance by Cindy Woodsmall


A Season to Love by Nicole Deese
Just a Kiss (A Summer Harbor Novel) by Denise Hunter
The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Romantic Suspense

The Dragon Roars by Sara Davison
Always Watching (Elite Guardians) by Lynette Eason
You’re the One that I Want by Susan May Warren

Short Novel

Falling for the Hometown Hero by Mindy Obenhaus
Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti
Burnin’ For You by Susan May Warren



Unblemished by Sara Ella
The Healer’s Rune by Lauricia Matuska
The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart


A Family for the Farmer by Laurel Blount
The Last Apostle: A Novel (John the Immortal Series) by Dennis Brooke
You’re the Cream in my Coffee by Jennifer Lamont Leo





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4 Responses to “2017 Carol Award Finalists”

  1. Barbara H. June 28, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    I have If I Run on my Kindle and its sequel on my bookshelf. Need to make time for them soon.

    • rbclibrary June 28, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

      Loved both of those. So did my book club.

  2. Dennis August 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    Am very blessed to be a finalist in the debut novel category. Thanks for posting this information.

    • rbclibrary August 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

      You are welcome!

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