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Greta Picklesimer: Spotlight on The Rejected Mail-Order Bride & a Giveaway

My book, the second in the Love in the Kentucky Hills series, The Rejected Mail-Order Bride is about two wounded souls finding solace in the Lord and each other in 1871. The heroine, Rose Henderson, is running from a tainted future. The hero, Harl Adams, is running from his past. Can these two discover true love with each other or will scorned love tear them apart?

The reason I chose to set the book in a fictitious town in southeastern Kentucky is because I was born and raised in Michigan by Kentucky transplanted parents. My father was part of the great northern migration to find work in the 1950s. 

Once our family was settled in Michigan, we spent many happy summer vacations visiting family in eastern and southeastern Kentucky. I loved exploring those hills and sitting on porch swings listening to stories about the history of my ancestors. I loved listening to the song of the elusive Whippoorwill who flitted about in the trees on the hill across the way at dusk while we sat on straight-back, cane-bottom chairs on the front porch.  

Even though I wasn’t born or raised there, Kentucky has always held a special spot in my heart. It’s a place of peace, faith and hope that I want to share with readers.

Comment on @GretaPicklesime’s spotlight post by June 25 for a chance to win her book, The Rejected Mail-Order Bride. (Paperback or ebook for US winner or ebook for international) #giveaway

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When Rose Henderson steps off the train at the Harrisville Depot, she is confident that she can make a new start as a hatmaker and create a home for herself as far away from her father and his plans for her as possible. But when she meets the man who has promised to marry her, she suddenly finds her plans beginning to unravel. With barely any money to her name and an unstable future ahead of her, will Rose be able to find a place for herself in Harrisville, or will she have to succumb to her father’s will instead?

Harl Adams is a self-proclaimed bachelor, content to live on his family’s apple orchard and take care of his mother and the farm. Harl’s past as a soldier in the Civil War still haunts him, keeping him from any possible future with a wife and children. But when he meets Rose Henderson, Harl sees things quite differently. Rose is unlike any woman he has ever met before, and she challenges him to see things in a whole new way. Unfortunately, Rose has come to Harrisville to marry someone else, and Rose does not share the same faith that Harl does.

With a past chasing at her heels and an unsure future in front of her, what choice will Rose make?

Greta Picklesimer is a Christian historical romance author with two traditionally published books under her belt and another one in the works. She was raised by Kentucky transplanted parents in Michigan.

When she is not writing, she spends her time working on her art/scrapbook journal, listening to audiobooks and dreaming up her next novel.

She is owned by one rescue cat she named Pearlie Blue after one of her father’s favorite Bluegrass songs.

By day, Greta works as an office assistant. At night, she writes.

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As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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