Carol Awards

Given by American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)

Other Names: ACFW Carol Award, American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards Finalist
180 Works 19,084 Books 877 Reviews ½ 4.0
The Carol Awards are ACFW’s recognition for the best Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year. ACFW Site
All, Winner (167), Finalist (13)
All, 2021 (8), 2020 (1), 2019 (10), 2018 (11), 2017 (9), 2015 (1), 2013 (11), 2012 (13), 2011 (14), 2010 (13), 2009 (14), 2008 (15), 2007 (9), 2006 (7), 2005 (7), 2004 (9), 2003 (17), 2002 (11)

Winner 167

The Promised Land by Elizabeth MusserContemporary2021
Things We Didn't Say by Amy Lynn GreenHistorical2021
Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn CossetteHistorical Romance2021
Dead End by Nancy MehlMystery/Suspense/Thriller2021
Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. GrayRomance2021
Lost Down Deep by Sara DavisonRomantic Suspense2021
The Christmas Bargain (Love Inspired) by Lisa Carter2021
Stealing Embers (Fallen Legacies, #1) by Julie Hall2021
The Sky Above Us by Sarah SundinHistorical Romance2020
Where Hope Begins by Catherine WestContemporary2019
The Story Peddler (The Weaver Trilogy) by Lindsay A. FranklinDebut2019
The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler YountsHistorical2019
A Light on the Hill by Connilyn CossetteHistorical Romance2019
The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo WrightMystery/Suspense/Thriller2019
Just Let Go by Courtney WalshRomance2019
Hidden Peril by Irene HannonRomantic Suspense2019
The Rancher's Surprise Daughter by Jill LynnShort Novel2019
Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. BusseSpeculative2019
Fawkes: A Novel by Nadine BrandesYoung Adult2019
Maybe It's You (Crisis Team) by Candace CalvertContemporary2018
Freedom's Ring by Heidi ChiavaroliDebut2018
Catching the Wind by Melanie DobsonHistorical2018
A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera AlexanderHistorical Romance2018
Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart ParksMystery/Suspense/Thriller2018
One Enchanted Eve: A Novella (Enchanted Christmas Collection Book 2) by Melissa TaggNovella2018
A Matter of Trust by Susan May WarrenRomance2018
Fatal Mistake by Susan SleemanRomantic Suspense2018
Christmas at Carnton: A Novella by Tamera AlexanderShort Novel2018
Awakened by Morgan L. BusseSpeculative2018
Betrayal of the Band by Sarah TiptonYoung Adult2018
The Feathered Bone by Julie CantrellContemporary2017
You're the Cream in My Coffee by Jennifer Lamont LeoDebut2017
Like a River from Its Course by Kelli StuartHistorical2017
The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne BischofHistorical Romance2017
When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart ParksMystery/Suspense/Thriller2017
A Season to Love by Nicole DeeseRomance2017
Always Watching by Lynette EasonRomantic Suspense2017
Restoring Christmas: A Novella by Cynthia RuchtiShort Novel2017
The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. RubartSpeculative2017
Heart Echoes (Side Roads) by Sally JohnContemporary2013
Wildflowers from Winter: A Novel by Katie GanshertDebut2013
Where Lilacs Still Bloom: A Novel by Jane KirkpatrickHistorical2013
A Promise to Love by Serena B. MillerHistorical Romance2013
The Soul Saver by Dineen MillerMystery/Suspense/Thriller2013
A Recipe for Hope (An Amish Kitchen Novella) by Beth WisemanNovella2013
Saving Gideon by Amy LillardRomance2013
When a Heart Stops by Lynette EasonRomantic Suspense2013
Daystar (Firebird) by Kathy TyersSpeculative2013
Lost Legacy by Dana MentinkSuspense2013
Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current Is the Only Thing that Saves You by Nicole QuigleyYoung Adult2013
The Search by Suzanne Woods FisherLong Contemporary2012
My Foolish Heart by Susan May WarrenLong Contemporary Romance2012
Fairer than Morning by Rosslyn ElliottLong Historical2012
To Win Her Heart by Karen WitemeyerLong Historical Romance2012
Falling to Pieces (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery) by Vannetta ChapmanMystery2012
Lonestar Angel (Lonestar Series) by Colleen CobleRomantic Suspense2012
Lakeside Reunion (Love Inspired Larger Print) by Lisa JordanShort Contemporary2012
Nightwatch by Valerie HansenShort Contemporary Suspense2012
The Deepest Waters by Dan WalshShort Historical2012
Broken Sight by Steve RzasaSpeculative Fiction2012
Fallen Angel: A Novel by Jeff StrueckerSuspense/Thriller2012
Dandelion Summer by Lisa WingateWomen’s Fiction2012
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie DickersonYoung Adult2012
Crossing Oceans by Gina HolmesDebut2011
Never Say Never by Lisa WingateLong Contemporary2011
Plain Paradise by Beth WisemanLong Contemporary Romance2011
Sons of Thunder (Brothers in Arms Collection (Summerside Press)) by Susan May WarrenLong Historical2011
Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa by Melanie DobsonLong Historical Romance2011
The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth GoddardMystery2011
The Silent Order by Melanie DobsonRomantic Suspense2011
A Father for Zach by Irene HannonShort Contemporary2011
Night Prey by Sharon DunnShort Contemporary Suspense2011
Her Healing Ways by Lyn CoteShort Historical2011
König's Fire by Marc SchooleySpeculative Fiction2011
Predator by Terri BlackstockSuspense/Thriller2011
Beaded Hope by Cathy LiggettWomen’s Fiction2011
Anything but Normal by Melody CarlsonYoung Adult2011
The Great Christmas Bowl by Susan May WarrenContemporary Novella2010
The Familiar Stranger by Christina BerryLong Contemporary2010
Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. JonesLong Contemporary Romance2010
Stealing Home by Allison K. PittmanLong Historical2010
Cowboy Christmas by Mary ConnealyLong Historical Romance2010
The Case of the Mystified M.D. (A Bouncing Grandma Mystery, Book 2) by A. K. ArenzMystery2010
A Texas Ranger's Family by Mae NunnShort Contemporary2010
Evidence of Murder by Jill Elizabeth NelsonShort Contemporary Suspense2010
The Unfinished Gift by Dan WalshShort Historical2010
Eternity Falls by Kirk OuterbridgeSpeculative2010
Intervention by Terri BlackstockSuspense/Thriller2010
Never the Bride by Rene GutteridgeWomen’s Fiction2010
I'm So Sure by Jenny B. JonesYoung Adult2010
A Passion Most Pure by Julie LessmanDebut2009
Symphony of Secrets: A Novel by Sharon HinckLong Contemporary2009
Controlling Interest by Elizabeth WhiteLong Contemporary Romance2009
I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires (Civil War Series #2) by Cathy GohlkeLong Historical2009
My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel SawyerLong Historical2009
For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls by Nancy MehlMystery2009
Stuck On You (A Christmas Novella) by Rhonda GibsonNovellas2009
Family Treasures by Kathryn SpringerShort Contemporary2009
Broken Lullaby by Pamela TracyShort Contemporary Suspense2009
Family of The Heart (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #15) by Dorothy ClarkShort Historical2009
The Restorer's Journey by Sharon HinckSpeculative2009
Fossil Hunter by John B. OlsonSuspense2009
The Shape of Mercy by Susan MeissnerWomen’s Fiction2009
The Big Picture by Jenny B. JonesYoung Adult2009
Finally Home by Deborah RaneyContemporary Novella2008
Sushi for One? by Camy TangDebut2008
Splitting Harriet by Tamara LeighLits2008
Within This Circle by Deborah RaneyLong Contemporary2008
Where Willows Grow by Kim Vogel SawyerLong Historical2008
Veil of Fire: A Novel by Marlo SchaleskyLong Historical2008
Your Chariot Awaits by Lorena McCourtneyMystery2008
The Heart of Grace by Linda GoodnightShort Contemporary2008
Caught Redhanded by Gayle RoperShort Contemporary Suspense2008
Golden Days by Mary ConnealyShort Historical2008
Canteen Dreams by Cara C. PutmanShort Historical2008
The Restorer's Son (The Sword of Lyric Series #2) by Sharon HinckSpeculative2008
Black Ice by Linda HallSuspense2008
Remember to Forget (Clayburn Novels Series #1) by Deborah RaneyWomen’s Fiction2008
In Between by Jenny B. JonesYoung Adult2008
DragonKnight by Donita K. PaulGeneral Fiction2007
Joie De Vivre (The Bartered Bride Collection) by Lynette SowellHistorical Novels2007
Hot Tropics and Cold Feet by Diann HuntLits2007
Waiting for Summer's Return (Waiting for Summer's Return Series #1) by Kim Vogel SawyerLong Historical2007
A Season for Grace by Linda GoodnightShort Contemporary2007
Hearts on the Line by Margaret DaleyShort Contemporary Suspense2007
The Prisoner's Wife by Susan Page DavisShort Historical2007
Dangerous Depths by Colleen CobleSuspense2007
The Fragrance of Roses (Regalo Grande Series #3) by Nikki AranaWomen’s Fiction2007
Daughter of Prophecy by Miles OwensGeneral Fiction2006
With This Ring, I'm Confused by Kristin BillerbeckLits2006
Dawn of a Thousand Nights: A Story of Honor (The Liberator Series, Book 2) by Tricia GoyerLong Historical2006
Shadow Bones by Colleen RhoadsShort Contemporary2006
Beside Still Waters by Tracey V. BatemanShort Historical2006
The Winds of Sonoma (Regalo Grande Series #1) by Nikki AranaSuspense2006
Distant Echoes by Colleen CobleSuspense2006
Dreaming in Black and White: A Phoebe Grant Novel by Laura Jensen WalkerContemporary Fiction2005
Legend of the Emerald Rose: A Novel by Linda WichmanGeneral Fiction2005
Retribution (City of God Series #3) by Randall IngermansonGeneral Historical2005
Night Song: A Story of Sacrifice (The Liberator Series, Book 3) by Tricia GoyerLong Historical Romance2005
Dead of Night by Brandilyn CollinsMystery/Suspense/Thriller2005
One Last Christmas (Heartsong Presents #618) by Joyce LivingstonShort Contemporary Romance2005
Faithful Traitor by Jill StenglShort Historical Romance2005
What a Girl Wants by Kristin BillerbeckContemporary Fiction2004
Playing by Heart: A Story of Love by Deborah RaneyContemporary Novella2004
Premonition (City of God Series #2) by Randall IngermansonHistorical Fiction2004
English Carols and Scottish Bagpipes (A Right Proper Christmas / I Saw Three Ships) by Jill StenglHistorical Novella2004
The Perfect Match by Susan May WarrenLong Contemporary Romance2004
Catching Katie by Robin Lee HatcherLong Historical Romance2004
Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante by Sharon DunnShort Contemporary Romance2004
But For Grace by Tracey V. BatemanShort Historical Romance2004
Temporary Husband by DiAnn MillsShort Historical Romance2004
After the Rains by Deborah RaneyContemporary Fiction2003
Daughter of the Loom by Tracie PetersonHistorical Fiction2003
Happily Ever After by Susan May WarrenLong Contemporary Romance2003
Circle of Honor by Carol UmbergerLong Historical Romance2003
Mail Order Husband (Heartsong Presents #504) by DiAnn MillsShort Historical Romance2003
China Tapestry (A Length of Silk / The Golden Cord / The Crimson Brocade / Bindings of the Heart) by Jennifer Peterson"A Length of Silk", Historical Novella2002
City Dreams: Beneath Heaven's Curtain/A World of Difference/In the Heart of the Storm/The Arrow of God (Inspirational Romance Collection) by Tamela Hancock Murray"Beneath Heaven's Curtain", Contemporary Novella2002
Color the Sidewalk for Me by Brandilyn CollinsContemporary Fiction2002
The Artist's Granddaughter by Robin BayneE-Book and Self-Published - Contemporary2002
Shadow of the Wolf by Lianne Bruynell LopesE-Book and Self-Published - Historical2002
Riona (The Fires of Gleannmara Series #2) by Linda WindsorHistorical Fiction2002
Flowers for Victoria by Sunni JeffersLong Contemporary Romance2002
Ashes and Ice by Tracie PetersonLong Historical Romance2002
Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn CollinsOverall Favorite2002
A Love for Safekeeping by Gail Gaymer MartinShort Contemporary Romance2002
Tarah's Lessons by Tracey V. BatemanShort Historical Romance2002

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