2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Ane Mulligan & In High Cotton

Posted September 3, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 Carol Awards, Ane Mulligan, Christian / 24 Comments

Hello again! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Ane Mulligan and her historical Carol Award finalist book In High Cotton! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.

FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!

The Georgia Magnolias #1
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction
PUBLISHER: Heritage Beacon Fiction
RELEASE DATE: July 29, 2020
PAGES: 293

While the rest of the world has been roaring through the 1920s, times are hardscrabble in rural South Georgia. Widow Maggie Parker is barely surviving while raising her young son alone. Then as banks begin to fail, her father-in-law threatens to take her son and sell off her livelihood—the grocery store her husband left her.

Can five Southern women band together, using their wisdom and wiles to stop him and survive the Great Depression?


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I asked the author…

What do you most want readers to take away from in high cotton?

As Sadie always says, “Southern women may look as delicate as flowers, but there’s iron in their veins.” That iron came from deep-seated faith that carried them through the devastation of the Civil War, years of drought and crop infestation, and the Great Depression.

What I hope readers take away from In High Cotton is the same faith-driven strength is available to us today. Don’t fear or shrink away from the trials of life, because it’s in the “furnace of affliction” (Is 48:10 NIV) we are tested and refined. Fire purifies and strengthens metal. Our trials do the same for us. Their purpose is to make God’s children into strong, useful instruments (James 1:2-3, I Pet. 1:6-7). In Maggie’s case, it’s to help her sister and friends find the encouragement they need to overcome their Goliaths and persevere in the face of suffering.

Ane Mulligan has been a voracious reader ever since her mom instilled within her a love of reading at age three, escaping into worlds otherwise unknown. But when Ane saw PETER PAN on stage, she was struck with a fever from which she never recovered—stage fever. She submerged herself in drama through high school and college. One day, her two loves collided, and a bestselling, award-winning novelist emerged. She lives in Sugar Hill, GA, with her artist husband and a rascally Rottweiler. Find Ane on her website, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, and The Write Conversation.

Ane Mulligan is offering a print or ebook copy (winner’s choice) of In High Cotton to one of my readers! (US only for print. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the historical Carol Award finalist In High Cotton by Ane Mulligan? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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24 responses to “2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Ane Mulligan & In High Cotton

  1. Megan

    I’ve heard really good things about this book and have been wanting to try it. Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. Patty

    The 1920s are not an era I gqvevread much about. We read books about World War I and World War II, but not the 1920s.

  3. Faith Creech

    I’ve enjoyed reading all of Anne’s previous books, so I know I will enjoy this one also. So looking forward to reading it!

  4. Teri DiVincenzo

    Ane is a new author to me…this looks really good! I’ve recently been reminded of how much I enjoy both contemporary and historical southern fiction.

  5. Perrianne Askew

    I love southern fiction and it will be interesting to read about the 20’s in a more rural setting. All I’ve read about are the speak easys and flappers and all of that. This might give a different perspective on the era.

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