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Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020
INSPY Award winners

Ada, Mich. (June 30, 2020)—On June 28, The INSPY Advisory Board announced their list of 2020 INSPY Award Winners. This list includes four Baker Publishing Group titles: Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes (Debut Fiction), A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz (Historical Romance), The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jamie Jo Wright (Mystery & Thriller), and Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker (Speculative Fiction). The INSPY Awards were created by bloggers “to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.” This season’s awards were given to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2019. For a complete list of winners, please visit 2020 INSPY Award Winners.

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

(Bethany House; ISBN 9780764232664; ebook ISBN 9781493418787; $14.99)

The INSPY Board: “When it comes to debut novels, Whose Waves These Are impresses as not just a superior story but a stunning debut.”


A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz

(Revell; ISBN 9780800726645; ebook ISBN 9781493416622; $15.99)

The INSPY Board: “Laura Frantz easily transports readers back in time with her vivid descriptions, beautiful dialogue, and charming characters. . . . A Bound Heart is a book that readers will keep coming back to again and again.”


The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jamie Jo Wright

(Bethany House; ISBN 9780764230301; ebook ISBN 9781493417285; $14.99)

The INSPY Board: The Curse of Misty Wayfair is a unique and powerful story. . . . We were riveted by the complexity of both story lines and how they weave in and out of each other. . . . The suspense kept ratcheting higher until we were all surprised by the unpredictable conclusion.”

Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker

(Revell; ISBN 9780800728519; ebook ISBN 9781493417735; $14.99)

The INSPY Board: “Smucker takes readers on a man’s faith journey, reconciling his past with his present and reckoning with his views on God in the midst of life’s hurdles. Told with elements of magical realism Smucker’s take on visionary fiction is an immersive reading experience.”



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