Grace Awards Christmas Fiction Sweeps 2017

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…[KJV]

The authors who support and are active in the Grace Awards rejoice at the above Scripture. We are coming into a wonderful, exciting and happy time of year. So, in the spirit of the season, we announce the Grace Awards Christmas Sweeps 2017.



Fourteen authors are promoting their novels/novellas…and we will pick at random 14 winners from readers who leave comments. Each author can give away any novel/novella they have written, quite often it will be the first in a series. This is their Christmas gift to selected winners who leave a comment. On December 26th and 27th winners will be selected. Click on the dialog balloon in the upper left under the date.

Come Eat At My Table

COME EAT AT MY TABLE (What A Difference A Year Makes) by Ruth O’Neil ~ This first book in the What a Difference a Year Makes series, begins and ends with the Christmas season. Many people struggle through the holidays. Karin Miller is one of them. A chance encounter on an otherwise cheerful day, leaves her reminiscing about the past, and it’s not all good. She finds she has to face her past so she and her family can go on with their future.

War of the Heart

WAR OF THE HEART (A Snow Globe Christmas) by Jenna Victoria ~  When a vintage snow globe sends Boston dress designer Louise Martin and British Bed and Breakfast owner George Walker back in time to 1940’s London in mid-December, they race against the clock to reconcile a feud between their families and solve a 75-year-old mystery. Louise relies on God and also on George for guidance then love. Will their love survive generations of mistrust, the Blitz and being stranded in wartime, possibly never returning to the present?

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HARMFUL INTENT (The Veronica “Ronnie” Ingels/Dawson Hughes Trilogy) by Nike N. Chillemi ~  Betrayal runs in private investigator Veronica “Ronnie” Ingels’ family. So, why is she surprised when her husband of one-year cheats on her? The real shock is his murder, with the local lawman pegging her as the prime suspect. Deputy Sergeant Dawson Hughes is not sure he believes the meddling New York PI. As the evidence points away from her, he realizes the more she butts in, the more danger she attracts to herself.

The Case of the Clobbered Cad

THE CASE OF THE CLOBBERED CAD (Nosy Parkers Mysteries Book 2) by Debra E. Marvin ~ This Christmas, come sleuth with Heather Munro! Her youthful devotion to The Girl Detective comes in handy when, pursuing her Master’s degree, she discovers the corpse of a lothario she’d hoped never to see again. As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? There are plenty of suspects, but only two have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish archaeologist.Conspiracy of Bones

CONSPIRACY OF BONES (And The Beat Goes On) by Tracy Krauss ~ When an archaeologist finds dinosaur and human remains buried together, his career and his very life are in danger as unseen forces try to hide the truth. There’s nothing better than mystery and murder on a frosty winter’s night!

No Safe Haven

NO SAFE HAVEN by Angela Moody ~ Fifteen-year-old Tillie Pierce loves her life just as it is and considers her family safe from the Civil War—until Confederate soldiers overrun her hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Sent to “safety” on a farm, she seeks shelter right in the battle zone. The next days test not only her beliefs and friendships but also her instincts and attitude. Does she have the gumption to trust a God who could give her hope? How can she when He allows such tragedy? A wonderful gift for the holidays.

With Music in Their Hearts

WITH MUSIC IN THEIR HEARTS (The Spies of WWII Book 1) by Carole Brown ~ A foreign spy is stealing secret plans for newly developed ammunition to be used in the war. Given this spy favors pink stationery, could red-headed Emma Jaine Rayner be involved? Is the preacher, Tyrell Walker, serving as a secret American spy, all he claims to be? While the snowflakes are falling outside, the music is warming hearts inside… Can their love survive the danger threatening to hinder the path of true love?


CONTAGION (Dark Days Book 1)by Marcy G. Dyer ~ As Christmas approaches, zombies roam the earth. Three families stand to lose everything when an obsessed megalomaniac dumps weaponized rabies around the globe creating the zombie apocalypse. As the cataclysm spreads, three families search for safety or risk becoming part of the bloodbath. Can they all make it to the Texas Hill Country safe haven in time to celebrate the Savior’s birth, or will they lose everything in the toughest quest of their lives?

Alias Raven Black

ALIAS RAVEN BLACK by Barbara Ellen Brink ~ For thrills and chills this holiday season, fall into the undercover world of ALIAS RAVEN BLACK. Navigating a slippery path, a young, female, con artist helps the FBI find incriminating evidence against a dangerous mobster by playing nanny to his two spoiled children. Seeking love and forgiveness in all the wrong places, will God finally show Brenna what she’s been missing by turning her life upside down?

Celtic Cross Series

CELTIC CROSS COLLECTION(Celtic Cross, Claddaugh, Celtic Knot) by Tammy Doherty ~ Christmas embodies faith, hope and love and the Celtic Cross series illustrates each of them. In CELTIC CROSS, Cristeen must learn to trust as only faith can save her. Leigh, in CLADDAUGH, seeks the hope born of forgiveness. In the final book, CELTIC KNOT, Abby struggles to accept a loving God who lets bad things happen to those who believe. Each concept is wrapped and packaged in an action-filled romantic suspense.

Miracle On Maple Street

MIRACLE ON MAPLE STREET (A Time of Joy and Family) by Linda Wood Rondeau ~ At the age of eight, Ryan watched in confusion as his father abandoned his family, and his mother clasped the photograph of a cousin who disappeared on her 16th birthday. Though these disappearances occurred decades apart, Ryan sensed they were somehow connected. Now his wife manifests the same apathy his mother endured after his father’s abandonment. This Christmas Eve, all Ryan’s questions will be answered with the arrival of his mother’s long-lost cousin.

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THE POISON WE DRINK by Carol McClain ~ What better gift for Christmas than friendship and forgiveness? Second best is a novel dealing with forgiving the unforgivable. We watch as Torie, Adam and Maya, an unlikely trio, bond. Each provides a key the other must have to conquer their pasts. According to readers, this story is a 10/10—a must-read novel that will transform and transport the reader.

The Deepest SighTHE DEEPEST SIGH (Echoes of the Heart Book 1) by Naomi Musch ~ Get swept away this winter, to a different time, not 2017, but 1917. Marilla Eckert is in love with her family’s farm hand Lang Prescott, but Lang is already smitten with Marilla’s sister Delia. He settles for Rilla but is determined to still have Delia, even after she marries. When the Great War sweeps over them, men are called to fight and tragedy sweeps in. Will any of them find their hearts’ true homes again?

She Loves Me In The Spring

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING (The Nonstop Honeymoon) by Suzane D. Williams ~ Brielle Hensley had her future all planned out. However, her groom nowhere in sight, all those plans crumbled around her. Bradford Barrow wanted to kill his younger brother for running out on his bride. Yet, sent to make a formal apology the next day, he and Brielle make a rash decision – to go on her honeymoon together. Return to spring this Christmas and travel through the seasons in this sweet four-book, bride series.

Xmas Angel



53 thoughts on “Grace Awards Christmas Fiction Sweeps 2017

    1. debraemarvin

      Hi Pat, most of these authors have multiple books, so this is just a taste. As a Grace Awards Judge, I’ve probably read at least one from each of the participating authors and I’ve never been disappointed!

  1. I’m exceptionally intrigued by these books. I definitely want to check out She Loves Me in the Spring. And , I can’t wait to read The Case of the Clobbered Cad. I just bought it!!! So excited to learn about all these books.

    1. debraemarvin

      YAY! nice to hear. My publisher had a 99 cent sale going so I’m hoping that many readers were able to take advantage of that. Enjoy your reading, and thanks for stopping in, Nicole!

  2. Jeanette Geyer

    Would love an opportunity to read “War of the Heart” by Jenna Victoria. Thank you for entering me in this contest.

  3. Robin

    Wow!! They all look really good! It’s always exciting to find new authors. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!!

  4. Perrianne Askew

    I’m an avid reader and I don’t think I’ve read any of these. New to me authors are awesome! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. Shamekka Sheffield

    What a fun giveaway! Couldn’t go wrong winning either of these books. Thank you to all the participating authors and Merry Christmas to all❤️💚❤️💚

    1. debraemarvin

      I agree. As a judge, I’ve always enjoyed the books that have come in to the Grace Awards each year. In fact, I found my favorite book of the year that way!

  6. Patti Wentling

    I love reading Christian fiction. Always looking for new authors and then reading everything they have written when I find someone I like and can really relate to!

    1. debraemarvin

      Patti, you are what I’d call an author’s dream. haha! And these books are just a taste of what each author has available. Amazon author pages are a great way to find out more. When anyone follows an author on Amazon, they will get an email when a new book is available! Thanks for your comment!

    1. debraemarvin

      That pretty much sums up the Grace Awards. It began as a way to promote great stories that didn’t fit into the markets of the big five Christian publishers. Now, small presses are providing the reader with so many options, and many of the book awards each year are going to books from small publishers who aren’t afraid to step out of the box.

  7. rgoldiedesign

    I’m desperately in need of a good new book. Thanks for the chance at winning one to start out the new year!

  8. Lia

    Best wishes to all of the authors. Thank you for the opportunity to learn about them. War of the Heart strikes a chord for me.

  9. Paula Shreckhise

    Hi Debra! I have read your book! Thanks to YOU! Very good and intriguing . But the others are new to me. They all seem interesting and diverse. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. debraemarvin

      Thanks for reminding Nike, as she’s in charge of the giveaway and if your name comes up she will be sure not to give you mine!

  10. Michele D

    Thank you so much for the giveaways! So many of these look so good and are being added to our winter reading list.

  11. Kathy Anderson

    Thank you for sharing this opportunity to enter your giveaway. This list of Authors consists of several authors I don’t know and haven’t read. I hope I win one of the books offered.

    Merry Christmas

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