Three Kregel Titles Named 2022 Foreword INDIES Awards Winners

June 15, 2023

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- On June 15, three Kregel titles were announced as winners in the 2022 Foreword INDIES Awards.

The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen won Bronze in Religious Fiction. Fellow Christian historical fiction authors have declared the second book in Wen's Sedgwick County Chronicles series "fresh," "brilliant," "intricately crafted," and "timeless."

When Stone Wings Fly by Karen Barnett won Silver in Religious Fiction. With "pitch-perfect research and incomparable heart" (Rachel McMillan), Barnett's historically accurate account of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and her intriguing contemporary narrative come together to create a split-time story readers won't be able to put down.

O Little Town, a novella collection by authors Janyre Tromp, Amanda Wen, and Deborah Raney, won Honorable Mention in Romance. In this charming collection of novellas, join three generations of Mapleview, Michigan, residents longing for love--and finding it--on the most wonderful night of the year.

Kregel Publications is pleased to congratulate all these winners. The full list of winners was announced on the Foreword Reviews website and can be found here.


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