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Baker authors win RWA Awards

Ada, Mich. (July 30, 2018)Romance Writers of America (RWA) recently announced the winners of several contests, and five Baker Publishing Group authors received awards. Tracie Peterson received a centennial award for authoring over 100 romance novels. The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in the Inspirational category. The Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of RWA declared Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan the winner in the Romantic Suspense category, and These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart the winner in the Women’s Fiction category. Irene Hannon won a National Readers’ Choice Award in the Inspirational category for her novel Dangerous Illusions.

RWA honors authors with their centennial award when one of their members has her 100th romantic novel published, and the authors who achieved this in the past year can be viewed here.

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She was given the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. Her books have won recognition in a variety of contests, including USA “Best Books 2011” Award, Best Religious Fiction for Embers of Love. One of the cofounders of ACFW, Tracie loves investing in other writers and teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at

The Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense honors authors who write romantic suspense, mystery, and thrillers. For the full list of winners, please click here.

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
(Bethany House; ISBN 9780764230288; ebook ISBN 9781493411986; $14.99)

Fleeing a stalker, Kaine Prescott purchases an old house sight unseen in Wisconsin, which turns out to have a dark history: a century earlier, an unidentified woman was found dead on the grounds. As Kaine tries to settle in, she learns the story of her ancestor Ivy Thorpe, who, with the help of a man from her past, tried to uncover the truth about the death.

The Faith, Hope, and Love Reader’s Choice Awards writing contest celebrates authors who are published in Christian fiction and write from a Christian worldview. Please click here to see the full list of this year’s winners.

Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan
(Bethany House; ISBN 9780764219801; ebook ISBN 9781493411993; $14.99)

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan has been appointed lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical in a claim involving an allegedly dangerous new drug. She hires a handsome private investigator to do some digging, but when a whistleblower is found dead, it’s clear the stakes are higher than ever.

These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart
(Revell; ISBN 9780800723637; ebook ISBN 9781441219787; $15.99)

Francine Howard has her life all mapped out—until the man she loves announces his plans to bring home an English bride from war-torn Europe in 1945. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife. When Francine’s path intersects with a returning soldier’s, it’s clear that they are from different worlds. But love has a way of healing old wounds . . . and revealing new possibilities.

The Oklahoma chapter of RWA sponsors the National Readers’ Choice Award, which recognizes excellence in romance writing. Please click here for the list of winners.

Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon
(Revell; ISBN 9780800727673; ebook ISBN 9781493411016; $15.99)

Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death—and puts Trish under police scrutiny—her world is once again thrown into turmoil. Detective Colin Flynn isn’t certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge—and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn’t just dangerous . . . it’s deadly.

Bethany House has been publishing high-quality books for over 50 years. Recognized as the pioneer and leader in Christian fiction, we publish over 75 new fiction and nonfiction titles annually.

Revell has a passion for providing books that inspire and equip readers, offering them hope and help for daily life.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

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