Good Morning and Welcome to our First Wednesday Words with Friends post of 2022!
Today, my friend and fellow PBG author, Anne Greene shares some more information on her book, Trail of Tears.
Take it away, Anne....
TRAIL OF TEARS BY ANNE GREENE
Many readers ask me why I wrote Trail of Tears? Most people in the deep South are acquainted with the history of the Trail of Tears. But I was raised in the Midwest and first heard about the Trail of Tears in Church one morning when I lived in Wheaton, Illinois. Being a history buff and unaware of such a momentous event surprised me. The history fascinated me, and my first thought was – that’s a book that needs to be written.
Then, to make history exciting for my readers, I wrote the novel depicting what likely happened to one college-bound young man forced to travel the Trail. My book, Trail of Tears, The Story of John Ross, is the result and released February of this year.
Most of the events in 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 Indian-controlled Oklahoma Territory.
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.
The story sounds as if it might be sad … and there are tragic events portrayed, but my book, Trail of Tears, is about hope, overcoming, and finding a new way of life. I think from the first page to the last, you will find Trail of Tears difficult to put down. It’s one of my favorite books!
I’m working on the second book in The Ross Family Saga. For Such A Time As This, The Story of Jarrett Ross takes the reader into the life of John’s younger son born in the wild Oklahoma territory. My book opens with Jarrett’s adventures with the Osage Indians, continues to his time spent as a Pony Express rider, and includes Jarrett’s being conscripted into the Union army while his older brother fights for the Confederate side. All this time Jarrett attempts to win the love of the daughter of his family’s sworn worst enemy.
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Here’s a bit more about my book:
What if you are a twenty-year-old, about to attend college, and your whole world collapses? Your mother and sister are missing, and soldiers murder your father, burn your mansion, and take you prisoner.
Trail of Tears relives one of the most heartrending chapters in American history as the US Government transports the self-governing, wealthy Cherokee nation from their ancestral homeland to relocate in hostile Indian Territory.
The Georgia militia force John Ross, with only a trickle of Indian blood flowing in his veins, to walk the thousand-mile Trail of Tears.
After John protects a full-blood Indian girl from the lustful wagon master, the cruel soldier targets John for retribution—until John’s shoved too far.
Bitter animosity explodes from a jealous Army Captain as John pushes and pulls his Conestoga wagon over mountain roads made muddy by rain and slippery by snow.
Yet the persuasive voices of the preacher and his daughter have an impact.
A new destiny awaits John at the end of the trail—if he survives. Four thousand Cherokee do not.
Multi-award winning author, Anne Greene, loves writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer and about gutsy heroines. Her latest full-length book is Trail of Tears, The Story of John Ross.
Her first novel in her CIA Operatives series opens with Shadow of the Dagger. Her Women of Courage series spotlights heroic women of World War II. Blast off with Angel With Steel Wings. Her Holly Garden, Private Investigator series opens with Red Is For Rookie. Enjoy her award winning Scottish historical romances, Masquerade Marriage and Marriage by Arrangement.
For shorter read, enjoy her twenty novellas.
Anne lives with her husband, Colonel Larry Greene, and her buff and white Shih Tzu, Lily Valentine.
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Thank you so much, Anne for sharing with us the story behind Trail of Tears! Here's wishing you a blessed and prosperous 2022.
Well friends, I hope you're not the least bit disappointed in our first post of the year-I know I'm not-and I hope you'll drop by weekly for more Wednesday Words with Friends and Saturday Spotlight.
Until next time, take care and God bless.