Durham, NC—Light Messages Publishing is proud to announce author Deborah Hining as an IndieFab Book of the Year Bronze Medal winner in Romance from Foreword Reviews for her charismatic novel A Sinner in Paradise.

Foreword's IndieFab Book of the Year Awards program was created to discover distinctive books from the indie publishing community across a number of genres. What sets the awards apart is that real judges— composed of a panel of over 100 working librarians and booksellers—determine the winners, based on their experience with patron and customers, make final selections.

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. Light Messages is ecstatic that Deborah's hard work has led her to this achievement.

Earlier this year, A Sinner in Paradise was also awarded a silver medal in the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publisher's Association.

A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms set in 1977 West Virginia. Jilted by her fiancé, Geneva watches her seemingly idyllic life suddenly fall apart. Bereft and desolate, she packs up her nine cats and leaves her home in Washington, DC to return to her native hills of West Virginia where she plans to rest and heal from her heartbreak. When Geneva's ambition and machinations run up against rugged mountain ways, she finds herself flung from one perilous adventure and heartbreak to another. After facing illness, disaster in the wilderness, and courtships gone wrong, Geneva finally finds what she's been missing. Ultimately, Geneva realizes she must face herself before she is free to truly love and be loved.

A Sinner in Paradise is available in print and ebook formats online and from your favorite independent bookstore. Deborah Hining is available for readings, signings, book club appearances, and other special events. Contact us for more information.

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