January 31, 2018
Re: To My Best Girl
Your book has been selected for the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence.This award is reserved only for titles that truly impress our editorial staff--something that is not easily accomplished. Only a small number of our titles are ever selected for this award. Please note the following review from your editor:.
"I was absolutely engrossed by this incredible book! The patience the author has taken in researching this story, the passion with which he has conveyed it to the reader, and the power of the story itself all weave together to make a truly unforgettable experience that draws the reader effortlessly into the lives of the colorful, authentically portrayed characters, providing a rich, commanding, and extremely moving emotional experience. In short, this is an exceptional book! I cannot get over the fact that it is the author’s first, and I sincerely hope it will not be his last.".
Angela Wade, editor
We are pleased to announce that your book, To My Best Girl, is a winner in the 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards!
When judging completed, To My Best Girl, was selected as a finalist in one category: “Historical.”
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A complete list of Winners and Finalists is attached as a PDF.
The Outstanding Historical: Touching the Wire by Rebecca Bryn
A Hundred Fires in Cuba by John Thorndike
How Dare The Birds Sing: A Novel of Love and Fate by Marina Osipova
The Lost Valor of Love by E A Carter
To My Best Girl: Courage, Honor, and Love in the Civil War: The Inspiring Life Stories of Rufus Dawes and Mary Gates by Steve Magnusen
Tread Softly on My Dreams by Gretta Curran Browne
The Sheriff's Catch: The Sassana Stone Pentalogy by James Vella-Bardon
Congratulations! Thank you for your participation in this year’s competition.
Book of the Year Awards