On September 19, the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) held a virtual gala to announce the winners of the 2020 Carol Awards. ACFW, which is devoted to promoting the craft of writing Christian fiction, created the Carol Awards as a way to recognize the best Christian fiction published within the previous calendar year.

The Death of Mungo Blackwell by Lauren H. Brandenburg
Lion Fiction (Monarch Publishing)

Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson
Tyndale House
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Historical Romance
The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin
Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group
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The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal
Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group
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“The Groom She Thought She’d Left Behind” from The Runaway Brides Collection by Darlene Panzera
Barbour Publishing
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Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon
Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group
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Romantic Suspense
The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey
Bethany House (Baker) Publishing
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Short Novel
A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount
Love Inspired (Harlequin)
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Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig
Enclave Publishing
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Young Adult
Romanov by Nadine Brandes
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens
Shiloh Run Press – An Imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc.
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About The Author

Naomi Stephens is a bookworm turned teacher turned writer. She received a B.A. in English from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, and an M.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. ​ In bookstores, Naomi gravitates towards 19th-century British novels—the broodier the better (i.e., Jane Eyre)—but she can also be found perusing the young adult, mystery, and fantasy sections. Anything that keeps her turning pages past midnight. ​ Though she has called many places home over the years, she currently lives in Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a rascal of a dog named Sherlock. When not writing or having adventures with her family, she can be found drinking tea, practicing photography, and pining for London.