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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

#WednesdayWordswithFriends Welcomes Anne Greene @TheAnneGreene

Good Morning!

Fall is in the air and it feel so good. Normally I'm a Summer person (definitely NOT Winter) but it's been so hot and muggy I can't help relishing the cooler temperatures. Enough about me though.

Today's guest visited a long time ago so please welcome Anne Greene back to share some thoughts with us....

I lived in the North when I wrote Trail of Tears. That’s important to know because people from the North, in my case central Ohio, may have read a sentence or two in a history book about what happened to the Cherokee people in 1838, but nothing more. I heard about the heartbreaking tragedy from missionaries during a church service in Wheaton, Illinois ... and I thought, this is a story that must be told. The first publisher who saw my finished manuscript agreed, and a few months later my fiction book, Trail of Tears, centered on the life of John Ross, a young man with only a trickle of Cherokee blood, released.

* The year is 1838. Most of the events in my book, Trail of Tears, actually happened to the Cherokee people. I brought to life the hardship, suffering, and overcoming victory of the people as they spent seven months travelling from what is now Chattanooga, Tennessee, to wild-Indian-occupied Oklahoma.

* A brave Moravian missionary accompanied this thousand-member wagon train of captives, and hundreds of Cherokees turned to Christ as they overcame the difficult, treacherous journey. Most of the American soldiers guarding the Cherokee and the majority of American people were horrified that President Andrew Jackson uprooted the wealthy, educated, self-governing Cherokees from their ancient home to confiscate their land and search for their gold.

* Today, this event is commemorated with the outdoor play, Unto These Hills. I researched in North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and along the Trail of Tears. During my research I visited an authentic Cherokee village and met the chief of the Cherokees in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Numerous people contact me saying how they loved reading Trail of Tears, especially because an ancestor experienced the Trail. Of the thirty books I’ve written, Trail of Tears is one of my favorites. My book sounds like sad reading, and sometimes it is, but Trail of Tears also offers adventure, love, commitment, and overcoming victory.

ANNE GREENE delights in writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. Her thirty books are available at https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Greene/e/B004ECUWMG.

Her latest novel, Trail of Tears, The Story of John Ross, first book in The Ross Family Saga, released in the spring. Her Women of Courage Series spotlights heroic women of World War II, with the first book Angel With Steel Wings available. Enjoy her private investigating series, Handcuffed In Texas by reading the first book, Holly Garden, PI, Red is for Rookie. 

If you enjoy mysteries, you’ll love Shadow of the Dagger. Try her award-winning Scottish historical romances, Masquerade Marriage and Marriage By Arrangement. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Visit Anne at AnneGreeneAuthor.com and on Twitter @TheAnneGreene

Wow, Anne it is so great to have you back. Trail of Tears sounds like an amazing read! We certainly wish you the best of luck and God's blessings.

Hope you enjoyed Annee's post, friends and that you'll check back weekly for more Wednesday Words with Friends and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.



Alicia Dean said...

Fascinating and heartbreaking topic. Sounds like a wonderful read. Congrats and best wishes!

D. V. Stone said...

Our history has so much tragedy. That, I believe is why we need to look at it honestly and not repeat it. Thank you for sharing. Donna

Mary Preston said...

This promises to be an amazing read.

Alina K. Field said...

This is an important story to tell. Congratulations on the book!

Anne Greene said...

Thanks, Alicia, Trail of Tears is my favorite book of all 30 I've written. It's very

Anne Greene said...

Thank you, Donna. The book is uplifting and exciting as well as your needing some tissues as
you read. Some of my fans get angry at my characters -- the villians, of course. This is a book
you won't forget.

Anne Greene said...

Yes, Mary, I can guarantee this is an amazing read -- one you won't forget. You'll fall in
love with my characters and want to see them again in the sequel which will release next year.

Anne Greene said...

Thank you, Alina. Love your name. Yes, I'm proud of Trail of Tears because it is a story that needed to be told. I know you will love Trail of Tears and place it on your Keeper Shelf.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Best wishes for the success of your new novel!