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2022 Carol Award Finalists

Congratulations to all of the amazing Christian Fiction novelists who have been nominated for the 2022 Carol Award. Here are the finalists!


Where Grace Appears by Heidi Chiavaroli
ACFW QIP (Qualified Independently Published)
Editor: Melissa Jagears

A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry
Tyndale House
Editor: Sarah Rische

Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen
Kregel Publications
Editors: Janyre Tromp and Joel Armstrong


The Orchard House by Heidi Chiavaroli
Tyndale House
Editors: Caleb Sjogren and Jan Stob

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editor: Jessica Sharpe

Rain by Dana McNeely
Mountain Brook Ink
Editor: Miralee Ferrell

Historical Romance

The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Editors: Becky Monds and Laura Wheeler

The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Raela Schoenherr and Jessica Sharpe

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep
Barbour Publishing
Editors: Reagen Reed and Annie Tipton


Right Cross by Andrew Huff
Kregel Publications
Editors: Janyre Tromp and Dori Harrell

Manna Reign by Neena Roth – aka Dineen Miller
ACFW QIP (Qualified Independently Published)
Editors: Judy DeVries and Alice Shepherd

Dark Intercept by Andrews and Wilson (Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson)
Tyndale House
Editor: Karen Watson


Star Light (part of The Heart of Christmas Anthology) by Sara Davison
Independent Author
Editor: Deb Elkink

Believing the Hero by Tara Grace Ericson
ACFW QIP (Qualified Independently Published)
Editor: Brandi Aquino

A Texas Christmas Carol (from Under the Texas Mistletoe) by Karen Witemeyer
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Dave Long and Jessica Sharpe


The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unexpected Baby by Jennifer Beckstrand
Kensington Books
Editor: John Scognamiglio

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
Editors: Sarah Long and Raela Schoenherr

Provenance by Carla Laureno
Tyndale House
Editors: Sarah Rische and Jan Stob

Romantic Suspense

Driven by Sara Davison
Mountain Brook Ink
Editors: Miralee Ferrell and Alyssa Roat

Danger on the Loch by Paige Edwards
Covenant Communications Inc.
Editor: Ashley Gebert

Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon
Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group
Editors: Kristin Kornoelje and Jennifer Leep

Short Novel

Choosing His Family by Jill Lynn
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
Editor: Shana Asaro

A Mother’s Strength by Allie Pleiter
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
Editor: Melissa Endlich

Texas Baby Cover-up by Virginia Vaughn
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
Editor: Shana Asaro


Secrets in the Mist by Morgan L. Busse
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Lisa Laube and Steve Laube

Windward Shore by Sharon Hinck
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Lindsay Franklin and Reagen Reed

Cast the First Stone by David James Warren
(aka Susan May Warren, James L. Rubart, and David C. Warren)
Tristone Media Group
Editor: Rel Mollett

Young Adult

Traitor by Laurie Lucking
Love2Read Love2Write Publishing
Editor: Michele Israel Harper

Realms of Light by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads
Enclave Publishing
Editors: Lisa Laube and Steve Laube

Mountain of Flame by Diane E. Samson
ACFW QIP (Qualified Independently Published)
Editors: Rebecca Jaycox and Kathy McKinsey


Sugar Birds by Cheryl Grey Bostrom
She Writes Press
Editors: Sandra Byrd and Alexandra Shelley

Solomon’s Porch by Janet Morris Grimes
Elk Lake Publishing
Editors: Sue Fairchild and Deb Haggerty

Into the Room by Steven Rogers
Elk Lake Publishing
Editor: Michele Chynoweth and Deb Haggerty