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Michelle Shocklee

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Michelle Shocklee is the author of several historical novels including UNDER THE TULIP TREE, a 2021 Selah Awards Finalist. Library Journal gave UNDER THE TULIP TREE a Starred review and Publisher's Weekly called it a "moving saga."

Michelle's work has appeared in numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books, magazines, and blogs. Married to her college sweetheart for 34 years, 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

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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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…

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