Press Release

B&H Announces Three Foreword Book of the Year Finalists


Mar 14th

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three B&H Publishing Group novels are among the finalists selected for the 2012 Book of the Year Awards as determined by trade journal ForeWord Reviews.
A Plain Death by Amanda Flower is nominated in the Religious Adult Fiction category. The first book in her Appleseed Creek Mystery series was described by USA Today as “the first Amish rom-com” in a favorable review that encouraged the author to “bring on the next one!” The follow-up was released last month.

Lost and Found
by Ginny L. Yttrup is also nominated in the Religious Adult Fiction category. She won this honor last year for her debut novel, Words. Yttrup’s fiction was hailed by Publishers Weekly for its ability to “challenge the reader to pursue spiritual growth as fully as any self-help book would.” Her next book, Invisible, will be released April 1.

Double Blind
by renowned Seatbelt Suspense® author Brandilyn Collins is a finalist in the Thriller/Suspense Adult Fiction category. Library Journal gave the novel a starred review, calling it “another taut, compelling tale.” Collins is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year winner.

’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to highlight the year’s most distinguished books from independent publishers. Finalists were selected from 1300 entries in 62 categories representing more than 700 publishers. Librarians and booksellers who are on the front lines working everyday with patrons and customers choose the award winners, which will be announced at the American Library Association annual conference this June.
B&H Publishing Group, a division of Lifeway Christian Resources, is a non-profit publisher made up of people who are passionate about taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters™, we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.