“Your Gift to Me,” co-written by Atmore resident Bonnie Bartel Latino and Bob Vale has won the Kindle Book Review 2013 Best Indie Book Award in their category. Although it is Inspirational Romance, it won the entire Romance category. There were 30 semi-finalists across the nation and that was narrowed down to five finalists in each of 10 genres.
The book has won two other national awards, both from groups affiliated with military groups. Latino and Vale also previously won a 2012 Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America and a 2012 Silver Medal for Inspirational / Healing from the Stars and Flags Book Awards in Branson, Mo.