Fiction: Historical

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


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the FICTION: HISTORICAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Freedom Dues: A Novel
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Indra Zuno

Publisher: Spinning a Yarn Press

ISBN: 981734165210

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In this historical novel set in Colonial America, two indentured servants fall in love. One, an Ulster-Scot youth who sells his freedom to pay for his passage from Ireland to the New World. The other, a London pickpocket girl, sentenced to servitude. Together, they carve out their own destiny.

Copy Boy: A Novel
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-697-8

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It’s 1937. Jane escapes an irrigation ditch crime, landing in Depression-era San Francisco. She cross-dresses to get work at a newspaper. Everything’s looking up, until her father appears on the front page. Jane’s got to find him before he finds her, and before everyone else finds her out.

It Happened in Silence: A Novel
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Karla M. Jay

Publisher: Book Circle Press

ISBN: 978-0-578-79251-4

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Set in 1921, where women of the KKK betray their neighbors, where horrors of unscrupulous foundling homes come to light, and buried mysteries are not all that hidden. This is a powerful tale of family, a celebration of decency, and the heartbreak of society’s injustices then that rings true today.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: HISTORICAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Moccasin Track
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Reid Lance Rosenthal

Publisher: Rockin' SR Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9821576-4-0

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Fourth novel of the #1 Bestselling epic saga of men and women of uncommon cultures, differing origins and competing ambitions weaving the diverse tapestry of 1850's America--recipient of 27 National awards. 

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Breaking Point: A Novel of the Battle of Britain
2020 Silver Winner

Author: John Rhodes

Publisher: Suncoast Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-7330792-1-1

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Hitler’s triumphant Third Reich has crushed all Europe—except Britain. Hitler launches a massive aerial assault only the heavily outnumbered Fighter Command and the iron will of Winston Churchill can overcome.

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General Meade: A Novel of the Civil War
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Robert Kofman

Publisher: Lion Valley Publishing LLC

ISBN: 978-1-7329910-0-2

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At Gettysburg, Meade defeats Lee saving the Union. Meade falls victim to a smear campaign but survives to help lead the Union to ultimate victory.

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