Laura V. Hilton Wins 2012 Clash of the Titles–COTT–Laurel Award

Julie’s note: Laura is in my critique group, and if this makes sense, I am in one of hers. She is a gifted writer and I’m so excited for her. Congratulations, Laura!
If you aren’t familiar with Clash of the Titles, two authors/books compete against each other in a themed clash. The winner is designated by reader votes, and all winners are in the running for the annual Laurel Award. Check COTT out today!


Author Laura V. Hilton’s novel, A Harvest of Hearts, is the winner of 

Clash of the Titles’ second annual Laurel Award.

Congratulations, Laura!

Laura will receive: a beautiful banner to proudly display on her website, a year-long page on COTT dedicated to the winning book, A Harvest of Hearts, a podcast interview with author and Christian Authors Guild board member, Cynthia Simmons, a feature tour on COTT’s Blog Alliance, and a lovely plaque.
A Harvest of Hearts was chosen by a panel of judges who, by means of a score sheet narrowed the list of competing authors to three. From there, the panel put their choices to a straight vote, and A Harvest of Hearts took the crown.
Special thanks to each of our judges who volunteered their time to this contest.
BOOK SUMMARY:A participant in a swap of Amish men, independent yet kindhearted Matthew Yoder can’t wait to leave the vast farmland of Lancaster County and make a fresh start in Missouri, where he’ll move in with the Stoltzfus family until he finds a place of his own.

Strong–minded yet filled with compassion, Shanna Stoltzfus always dreamed of becoming a nurse, despite her father’s threats to shun her. Determined to follow her heart, Shanna ran away and enrolled in college. But when her classmates embark on a medical mission trip that Shanna can’t afford, she must turn to the last place she wants to go for help: home.

Even though Shanna still flirts with the people and practices of her Englisch life, Matthew is fascinated by the Stoltzfuses’ prodigal daughter, and a close friendship soon blossoms between them. When the tension escalates between Shanna and her father to the point where his health is in jeopardy, Shanna is forced to face some tough issues, including the question of where her true home is.



About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the contemporary romance series SURRENDERING TIME, (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged,) as well as the stand-alone novellas, MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN and RESTORING CHRISTMAS. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her other latest release, YOU’RE BRILLIANT, is for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and is book 3 in their SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ series. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, as well as monthly with Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at, where she invites readers to opt in to her content full of resources and giveaway opportunities.
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1 Response to Laura V. Hilton Wins 2012 Clash of the Titles–COTT–Laurel Award

  1. Congratulations to Laura!!!!!!!!!!!


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