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Five Kregel titles named 2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalists

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kregel Publications is pleased to announce that five titles have been recognized as finalists in the 24th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Family & Relationships: Views from the Spectrum by Ron Sandison
Religious Fiction: The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady by Sharon J. Mondragón
Historical Fiction: Dusk’s Darkest Shores by Carolyn Miller
Romance: Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong
Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen

Views from the Spectrum, by Ron Sandison, offers a remarkable inside look at the intersection of faith and autism for parents longing to connect their children with God’s love. As a thriving adult with autism himself, Ron Sandison is determined to educate the world on the gifts and talents autism can cultivate–even when they differ from our expectations of typical success.

Sharon Mondragón makes her debut with The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady, a “charming tale of knitting, faith, and change” (Publishers Weekly) that beautifully illustrates the power of women across generations to reach people for Christ.

Dusk’s Darkest Shores, by Carolyn Miller, is the first book in the new Regency Wallflowers series and follows Mary Bloomfield as she tries to help a returning war hero whose dreams have been plunged into darkness.

In Husband Auditions, by Angela Ruth Strong, Meri Newberg is tired of being single and decides to follow the advice of a 1950’s magazine on “ways to get a husband.” With droll comic timing, unbeatable chemistry, and a zany but relatable cast of characters, this novel offers a heartfelt look at the reality of modern Christian dating.

Amanda Wen’s Roots of Wood and Stone is a split-time novel that shows how our actions ripple for generations. Garrett Anderson is just looking to clean out his mother’s house, but the old diaries he finds will send historical museum curator Sloane Kelley on a heart-wrenching journey through the past.

Winners in each genre–along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year–will be announced on Foreword’s website on June 16, 2022.

Kregel Publications is an evangelical Christian publisher that aims to develop and distribute–with integrity and excellence–trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ.