- 2019 INDIES Winner
- Bronze, Historical (Adult Fiction)
- 2019 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, General (Adult Fiction)
A story of three women, surviving the harsh, Appalachian mining town in the early to mid-1900s. Two religions contrast with each other—the Cherokee spirits and the Hebrew Bible God. Love and hate, marriage and adultery, childbirth and abortion, all have their part. "Beloved Mother" portrays the evilness in humanity, in which the wicked corrupt the innocent to create a vicious cycle of abuse until one person—with a heart of understanding and forgiveness—has the courage to end it.