This is the official announcement of the 2019 Somerset Book Awards for Contemporary and Literary books, a division of the CIBAs, First Place Category Winners, and the Somerset Grand Prize Winner. Congratulations to all! The 2019 Somerset Book Awards were presented by Michelle Rene, Overall Grand Prize Winner for Best Book of the Year.
SAXXONS in WITHERSTON: Witherston Murder Mystery by Betty Jean Craige – Cozy Mystery, Women Sleuths, Multiculturalism/Family Drama
When justice comes, will you be ready? The fourth in a series, this racially-charged murder mystery plays out in a fictional town in the very real South.
A rewarding, coming-of-age novel set in the summer of 1969, where one girl discovers what it means to accept herself and those around her. Dynamic and powerful.
The SERPENT and the EAGLE, Tenochtitlan Trilogy (Book 1) by Edward Rickford – Native American Literature, Pre-Colonial Mexico, Cultural Historical Literature
When two cultures collide, there are always multiple versions of history. A brave and expansive look into the bygone era of exploration by the Spaniards into Aztec lands. A thinking person’s novel. Fascinating!
SACRED RIVER: a HIMALAYAN JOURNEY by Debu Majumdar – Mystery, Literary, Multicultural, Spiritual Journey
Money cannot buy enlightenment, but for those who struggle to reclaim one nation's equality, gold is the currency that will drive two overzealous men on a journey to uncover hidden treasure for the benefit of all. A rich and spectacularly vivid, multi-faceted literary mystery for seekers and skeptics alike.