Find a Christian store
Author Image

Michelle Shocklee

Author Bio:

Michelle Shocklee is the author of several historical novels including COUNT THE NIGHTS BY STARS, winner of the 2023 Christianity Today Book Award/Fiction Category, and UNDER THE TULIP TREE, a 2021 Christy Award and Selah Award Finalist.

Michelle's work has appeared in numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books, magazines, and blogs. Married to her college sweetheart, she is the mother of two grown sons. She makes her home in Tennessee, not far from the historical sites she writes about. Connect with her at

Books by Author

Book Image

All We Thought We Knew

She was so sure she knew her family’s story . . . Now she wonders if she was wrong about all of it. 1969. When Mattie Taylor’s twin brother was killed in Vietnam, she lost her best friend and the only person who really understood her. Now, news that her mother is dying sends Mattie back home, despite…

Book Image

Appalachian Song

Bertie Jenkins has spent forty years serving as a midwife for her community in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Out of all the mothers she’s tended, none affects her more than the young teenager who shows up on her doorstep, injured, afraid, and expecting, one warm June day in 1943. As…

Book Image

Count the Nights by Stars

Count your nights by stars, not shadows. Count your life with smiles, not tears. 1961. After a longtime resident at Nashville’s historic Maxwell House Hotel suffers a debilitating stroke, Audrey Whitfield is tasked with cleaning out the reclusive woman’s room. There, she discovers an elaborate scrapbook…

Book Image

Under the Tulip Tree

Sixteen-year-old Lorena Leland’s dreams of a rich and fulfilling life as a writer are dashed when the stock market crashes in 1929. Seven years into the Great Depression, Rena’s banker father has retreated into the bottle, her sister is married to a lazy charlatan and gambler, and Rena is an unemployed…

Book Image

The Widow of Rose Hill

Widowed during the war, Natalie Ellis finds herself solely responsible for Rose Hill plantation. When Union troops arrive with a proclamation freeing the slaves, all seems lost. How can she run the plantation without slaves? In order to save her son s inheritance she strikes a deal with the arrogant,…

Book Image

The Mail-Order Brides Collection

Nine advertisements for brides lead to inconvenient complications in romance. Traveling west alone on a promise of marriage, each woman has her reasons to accept a husband sight unseen. Some are fleeing poverty or abuse while others simply seek hope for a brighter future.

Book Image

The Planter's Daughter

Adella Rose Ellis knows her father has plans for her future, but she longs for the freedom to forge her own destiny. When the son of Luther Ellis's longtime friend arrives on the plantation to work as the new overseer, Adella can't help but fall for his charm and captivating hazel eyes. But a surprise…

Developed by Camna, LLC

This is a service provided by ACFW, but does not in any way endorse any publisher, author, or work herein.