Tuesday, September 21, 2021

"Trail of Tears" by Anne Greene Book Tour and GiveAway

Trail of Tears

About the Book

Book: Trail of Tears

Author: Anne Greene

Genre: Historical with some romance

Release date: 2021

COVER TRAIL OF TEARS PROMOOne man fights overwhelming odds to survive and protect. Caught between the love of two beautiful women, which one will he choose?

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.


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"Trail of Tears" by Anne Greene is a heart gripping tale that is a fictional novel based on a true but sad part of history. It is a tale of what white man is capable of doing to other men because of greed and jealously. 

Parts of this novel was hard to read, the treatment of John Ross , as well as all of the Indians forced to leave their land, was just awful. 

I am glad that there were characters that showed the way to God and gave John Ross and others hope. 

The ending was both great and heart breaking. This novel has tragic, love, joy and sadness. 

I am glad I read the book but have to be honest and say it was not an easy read. 

I really believe that this novel would be a great movie for issues that is going on in today's world, I think people need to remember that all people at one time or another has been persecuted in one form or another by someone whether Jews, African Americans or poor or handicapped some other reason.  I think all people need to remember we are basically the same. We all need love, food, warmth and a sense of belonging. 

While reading this book, I felt myself saying that's so wrong a couple of times with a few scenes and ok, I admit when a certain bully died, I was like , "Yes,  I am glad. Then I had to think "Wow" you are just like that person but then I told myself, it  ok to be glad because that person isn't real. But now as I am typing this review I am asking myself, is he really not real as I am sure that there was a person just like him during this trail.  I will be wondering about this all day now! 

I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series. I received a contemporary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own. 

About the Author

Anne in Yellow TShirtAnne’s home is in the quaint antiquing town of McKinney, Texas, just a few miles north of Dallas. Her husband is a retired Colonel, Army Special Forces. Her little gold and white Shih Tzu, Lily Valentine, shares her writing space, curled at her feet. She has four beautiful, talented children, and eight grandchildren who keep her on her toes and running.

Besides her first love, writing, she enjoys travel, art, reading, and way too many other things to mention. Life is good. Whether writing contemporary or historical, her books celebrate the abundant life.

Anne is a multi-award-winning author. This latest book,TRAIL OF TEARSmakes her thirtieth published book.

Anne loves writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. Her suspense novel, Shadow of the Dagger, is the first book in her CIA Series.Her Women of Courage seriesspotlights heroic women of World War II, first book, Angel with Steel Wings. Her Holly Garden Private Investigating seriesblasts off withRed is for Rookie.Enjoy her award-winning Scottish historical romances, Masquerade Marriageand Marriage by ArrangementAnne hopes her stories transport you to awesome new worlds and touch your heart.

If you enjoy a short read, you’ll love her novellas: A Small Voice, Love At Christmas, Brides of The Wild West, A Crazy Optimist, Recipe For A Husband, Lacy and The Law, A Williamsburg Christmas, Her Reluctant Hero, Mystery At Dead Broke Ranch, Avoiding The Mistletoe, Lord Bentley Needs A Bride, Keara’s Escape, Daredevils, Spur of the Moment Bride, A Christmas Belle, A Texas Christmas Mystery, Texas Law, Hatteras Lighthouse Mystery, and A Time to Stand which will release in September.

Buy Anne’s books at https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Greene/e/B004ECUWMG. To learn more of Anne and to view her art and pictures of her extensive travel, visit her at www.facebook.com/AnneWGreeneAuthor. To view Anne’s books go to www.annegreeneauthor.com/anne-s-books.html. Join her newsletter for fun, events, and give-aways at www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com.


More from Anne

During our Fellowship Class one Sunday morning, a visiting missionary told the bare basics of the historic Trail of Tears, or Trail Where They Cried. I had lived, up to that time, all my life in the northern states, so I had never heard of what happened to the Cherokee Nation and those of mostly Caucasian blood who lived in Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky. The true story captivated me, and I felt this history needed to be told in a fascinating story context.

So, John Ross was born. For research, I travelled the Trail, though in far more comfort than the Conestoga wagons issued to the Cherokee men, women, children, and those with even small amounts of Cherokee blood. Under orders from President Andrew Jackson, the Georgia militia stripped the Nation of their land, their wealth, and their lives and transported them to hostile Indian land in the untamed Oklahoma Territory. At the time, the Cherokees were a civilized nation with a constitution, plantations, schools, and a newspaper. They considered themselves Americans.

The story sounds as if it might be sad … and there are tragic events portrayed, but my 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!

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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, September 30

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 1

Jeanette’s Thoughts , October 1

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 2

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 3

Pause for Tales, October 3


To celebrate her tour, Anne is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



Deana said...

Excellent review.

Anonymous said...

What a heart wrenching story! Want to read it. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

megana said...

I will have to check this out! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a great read! This is my favorite type of subject matter.

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of this book it sounds like a very emotional but excellent read. On a personal note, my grandmother told me when I was a girl that one of our ancestors did not survive this enforced journey so this story is very personal to me

Roxanne C. said...

Thank you, Debbie, for the wonderful and accurate review.

Audrey Stewart said...

What a story. My husband had heard the story, and then we googled it. What hardship for these people.