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Esther Queen of Persia awarded B.R.A.G. medallion!

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Foreword's 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced


National magazine selects Esther Queen of Persia in its search for the best indie books of 2013.


Traverse City, MI, March 13, 2014 — Today, Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards. Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. Foreword's awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.


Esther Queen of Persia, A Courageous Woman for a Dangerous Time is a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the Religious Fiction category. In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards. A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. with awards in over 60 categories, cash prizes for the best in fiction and nonfiction, and widespread recognition.


Here is the complete list of Foreword Reviews' 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists.


About Foreword Reviews: At Foreword Reviews, we love indie books and the art of great storytelling. We discover, curate, critique, and share reviews and feature articles exclusively on indie-publishing trends in our quarterly magazine and on our website. Foreword Reviews is distributed to librarians, booksellers, publishers, and avid readers and is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription.



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