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Henderson House

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About Henderson House

Henderson House book cover

Title: Henderson House

Written by: Caren Simpson McVicker

Release Date: August 1, 2023

Published by: Inkshares

Find it: Amazon

Format: Kindle, Paperback, AudioBook

In May 1941, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, hums with talk of spring flowers, fishing derbies, and the growing war in Europe. And for the Blackwell sisters, who reside in a quiet neighborhood boarding house, the winds of change are blowing.

Bessie Blackwell, copy room manager at Phillips Petroleum and faithful churchgoer, is the reluctant owner of a new pair of glasses. The young women in the office swear by Bessie’s romantic advice, despite the fact she’s a self-proclaimed spinster. Frank Davis, Henderson House’s newest tenant, throws that status into question with his gentle eyes and ready smile. But the scar on his forehead and rumors of divorce speak of a troubled past.

Bessie’s sister, Florence, a sales assistant at the men’s clothing store downtown, knows all about troubled pasts. Her husband is dead, and it’s only with her sister’s help that she’s able to raise Johnny. Life at Henderson House is luxurious compared to growing up in Cherokee Indian Territory, but Florence wants more for her boy than a rented room. When the flagship store in Tulsa offers her a management position, Florence sets her sights on the future and keeping the family together. And neither future nor family includes Frank Davis.

Mrs. Henderson, the landlady, cook, and adopted matriarch of the Blackwell clan, possesses an uncanny intuition about all her boarders. She knows true love when she sees it. But soon even her vision becomes clouded as Florence schemes to undermine her sister’s budding romance. In a desperate attempt to keep Bessie by her side, Florence exposes the sisters’ darkest secret.  A secret that will change their lives, and the lives of those they love, forever.

Five Stars for Henderson House

“Like a love song to my Oklahoma roots. Henderson House offers a sweet window into a past when lives and loves moved to the gentle rhythm of small-town cafes, front porch swings, and old two-lane highways.” — Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

“Ever read a debut that blows you away? Henderson House did that for me! Not only is the cover absolutely stunning, but the characters are complex and while flawed, showed great character development…” -J.Olson

“Henderson House is a relaxing respite from the busy world we live in. Caren Simpson McVicker’s debut novel is a flashback to 1940’s Bartlesville, Oklahoma and the simpler life of Wednesday night church suppers, Saturdays at the local cinema, and Sunday walks in the park after church…” -D.Schwab

“Step into a different time and lose yourself among the simple life. By no means does this translate into boring, far from it. The Henderson House has its own energy while Mrs. Henderson can see auras. Get the low down on the going-ons, told in triple points of view. Sprinkled with a bit of romance and a life changing secret, this story will melt your heart…” -Kim Wilch

About The Author

Born in Oklahoma, Caren Simpson McVicker lives in Vermont with her hubby, a rescue pup, and a barn cat turned happy house kitty. Caren is also a mom to two incredible humans and is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. Henderson House is her first novel.

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