2020 Winners

Fiction: Romance

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

After Kilimanjaro: A Novel

Editor: Gayle Woodson

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-660-2

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Dr. Sarah Whitaker is burned out, so she seeks renewal in Africa. If she survives the year, her life will never be the same.

Honey and Leonard

Author: Mark Paul Smith

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-945448-47-8

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Honey and Leonard are in their seventies when they fall in love. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Honey thinks her love will cure him.

The River Nymph

Author: Anne Lovett

Publisher: Words of Passion

ISBN: 978-0-9996579-5-9

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In 1920s Georgia, a determined farm girl struggles to overcome poverty, abuse, and heartbreak, longing for a respectable future with the man she loves.

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