Count the Nights by Stars - by Michelle Shocklee

I  just discovered Michelle Shocklee and she has skyrocketed up my favorite authors list! If you haven't read any of her books, you must! Count the Nights by Stars is a dual timeline historical novel featuring Tennessee's Centennial Exposition in 1897 and a reclusive resident of Nashville's historic Maxwell House Hotel in 1961. Colorful characters, history, mystery, romance ... and a beautiful thread of God's unconditional, lasting love woven throughout. A fabulous story! I also highlty recommend the audiobook version which was read by one of my favorite narrators, Sarah Zimmerman. 


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  • As a Nashville resident this is super interesting to me. Thanks for the review! 


    • I totally agree! I'm just about finished with this book. I don't want it to end. I plan to feature it in our July Enrichment Center newsletter!

  • This was a wonderful book. I totally agree! There was a lot of new history for me to learn and the story reaffirmed other knowledge of differences between race, class, and how people were treated. Though I've visited Nashville a couple of times, this didn't describe the parts I saw. Time to return.

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