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Henderson House Pre-Order Sweepstakes

Pre-order Henderson House and enter via email for a chance to win Mrs. Henderson's Kitchen Essentials from the beautiful J.K. Adams kitchen store! The grand prize package is valued at over $550! The package includes:

  • Cast iron skillet

  • Pastry board

  • Reversible carving board

  • Cutting board

  • Professional rolling pin

  • Ceramic mixing bowl

  • Top-quality baking and measuring tools

  • A red gingham apron

  • Two local artisan floursack dish towels

  • Custom Henderson House swag

Grand prize from the JK Adams Kitchen Store

PRE-ORDER HENDERSON HOUSE wherever you buy books!

An enchanting boardinghouse tale of sisters, secrets, and later-in-life romance, Henderson House invites you to pull up a rocking chair and lose yourself in the heartaches and hopes of 1940s Oklahoma.

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To enter, email a copy of your pre-order receipt to or mail a copy with your name and email address to Henderson House Sweepstakes, PO Box 623, Dorset, VT 05251. Entries must be received by March 30, 2023. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2023. No purchase necessary. Read the official rules here.

In addition to one grand prize winner, 100 people will win a personalized bookplate signed by the author and Henderson House seed packets for their garden.


Add the words Book Group to your entry to be entered in a second drawing for a chance to win Caren live at your book group meeting via Zoom! Ten book groups will be selected at random from the second drawing.

Winners will be selected on March 31, 2023, and notified by email. Henderson House is scheduled to publish on August 1, 2023.


Every Sweepstakes entry will receive a free digital download cookbook, Mrs. Henderson's Recipe Box, developed in conjunction with comfort-food expert Courtney Callo from Willoughby's Depot Eatery, via email as soon as it is available. 

About Henderson House by Caren Simpson McVicker

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 and 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.

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About J.K. Adams

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At J.K. Adams, we believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is this belief that drives us to create the highest quality, hand-crafted products for cooking and entertaining. It is our job to give you the tools to make cooking and entertaining easy and fun. We love to hear about the well-used carving board that serves one family's Thanksgiving turkey year after year or the cutting board used to prep a great dinner for friends. It is these stories from our customers that keep us going.

J.K. Adams was founded on December 31, 1944. Times have changed but we are proud to say that our values have not. We remain committed to producing high-quality kitchen and housewares products by hand from North American hardwoods in Dorset, Vermont. We are a second-generation family-owned business with employees that have been with us for years and who are proud of the products we produce together.

Visit J.K. Adams online.

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