Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine Day-Introducing Anne Greene


HAPPY VALENTINE DAY – APPROPRIATE DAY TO INTRODUCE ANNE GREENE.

ANNE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines who fall in love. She writes romantic historical and suspense novels. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won numerous writing awards. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement releases in February 2013.  A Texas Christmas Mystery also won several awards. In 2014, her World War II novel, Angel With Steel Wings, about WASPs, women test pilots will release. Her first book Trail of Tears, an American historical, is out of print and looking for a new home soon.

Anne’s a small-town girl who makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her current Pastor. In 1990, Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas.

Anne loves spending time with her family and friends. Her daughter lives just five minutes away and her son lives about an hour away. Anne lost her first husband to a heart attack when her children were quite young. She can share miracles about sudden death at a young age, and how God wrapped His loving arms around a grief-filled widow. The Lord gave Anne a second love-for-eternity husband who brought two young boys into her life as step-children. She can tell stories about blended families that will inspire warmth, laughter, and tears.

Anne loves reading. She sings in a one hundred fifty voice choir and paints. At every opportunity Anne travels with her retired military Colonel husband. Together they have visited twenty-five different foreign countries. She has visited every state in the United States with the exception of Alaska. This summer she hopes to take a beautiful Alaskan cruise. Perhaps she will set a novel in that glorious state.

Her  love of travel, sailing, horseback riding, history, and art, as well as her Citizens Policy Academy training, and military life sometime figure in her books. View Anne’s other books, her extensive travel pictures, her military life, and her art work at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com.

Anne is active in ACFW, FHL, Sisters in Crime, and the Southwest Chapter of ACFW. Anne loves to speak to book clubs, libraries, and conferences. Her hope is that her stories transport the reader to awesome new worlds and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy Anne’s books at http://www.PelicanBookGroup.com. Or at http://www.Amazon.com. See below for a chance to win Marriage By Arrangement.


BACK COVER BLURB FOR MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT:

                                                            A MARRIAGE COVENANT

                        Why does a handsome, powerful noble of the highest rank in England stoop to marry a mere Lady of Lowland Scotland?

                                                            A GREAT SECRET

                        Are the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past and strange behavior what awful secret does he hide? Each change of clothes transforms him into a different man.
                                                                   
                                                            AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE

                        Can Lady Cailin keep her vow to make her marriage happy and successful, unlike that of her parents. Or to save her unborn child, must she arrange for the Duke’s accidental death?
                       

For a chance to win Anne’s latest release, MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT, please answer the following question and leave a comment.

If you could go back in a time machine to any time in history, where would you go?

Anne would choose the nineteenth century for her time travel adventure.  Did you know about these nineteenth century inventions?

  • 1804 – gas lighting
  • 1814 – first steam locomotive
  •              first photograph
  • 1819 – first soda fountain
  •             first stethoscope
  • 1829 – first typewriter
  • 1830 – first sewing machine
  • 1834 – early refrigerator, an ether ice machine
  • 1836 – first revolver, Samuel Colt
  • 1837 – first telegraph
  •             first postage stamp
  • 1838 – Morse code by Samuel Morse
  • 1839 – first bicycle
  • 1846 – first anesthesia for tooth extraction
  • 1849 – first safety pin
  • 1850 – first dishwasher
  • 1856 – pasteurization
  • 1857 – first Pullman Sleeping Car for trains
  • 1858 – first rotary washing machine
  • 1862 – Gatling patents first machine gun
  •             first dynamite
  •            first tin can with a can opener
  •            first traffic light1872
  •            first mail-order catalog
  • 1876– first telephone
  •             first phonograph
  • 1878 – long lasting light bulb
  • 1880 – toilet paper
  • 1881 – roll film for cameras
  • 1877 - Player piano
  • 1884– first fountain pen
  •           first cash register
  • 1885 – first internal-combustion automobile 
  •             first gas-engined motorcycle
  • 1886 -  first Coca Cola
  • 1893 - first zipper
  • 1895 - first picture show
  • 1898 - first roller coaster
  • 1899 - first motor-drive vaacum cleaner
Sounds like a slower, easier time, doesn't it? So what time would you choose? Leave a comment for
a chance to win Marriage By Arrangement.

The first award-winning book in Anne's Scottish Marriage Trilogy, Masquerade Marriage

  •                         Nothing is what it seems. When Lady Megan MacMurry chooses a husband from a secret list, she opens her broken heart to a Highland warrior’s

      fight for life.

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Anne's award-winning contemporary Christmas Mystery. 




A lady Coastguardsman searches for a killer. An oil rig troubleshooter accused of murder races to clear his name. The murderer strives to silence them both.

49 comments:

  1. Anne,

    You're so fortunate to have traveled so much. I have a goal to visit all 50 states, but you're way ahead of me. I still have 15 to go. Thanks for posting the list of inventions. I didn't realize things like the typewriter and soda fountains had been invented so long ago.

    If I could go back in time, I'd like to visit a pioneer home in the late 1800s and learn how those women did all that they did with so little.

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    1. I would have enjoyed being a pioneer and exploring and living in a new land. But I would have missed my washer and dryer as well as my electric stove. The women had to be STRONG back then.

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  2. If I could go back, I'd like to go to the time that Jesus actually walked the earth. I'd love to sit at His feet and learn from him. I really wonder what it would be like to be in that time period and listen to people who scoffed at Him.

    There are other time periods I'd like to visit, but I'm afraid I would miss our modern conveniences.

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    1. Wow. That would be unbelievable. To actually see Jesus. i have felt the presence of His great love. I wonder if it would be harder to believe an actual living man was God in human form than to believe in His resurrection. But He chose us, so back then and here and now, we would still be His. Yep, I'd miss the things that make daily living easier, but not the TV, phones, and electrical apps we have now. UM--on second thought maybe yes. But it would be great fun to visit.

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  3. If I could travel back in time I would travel to the late 1800's and I love reading books about that time period.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I love that time period as well. Life was less hectic and people spent time talking with one another.

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  4. Nice to learn things about you Anne. Interesting to see the inventions that came out in 1800s. If I could go back in time? I think I'd go to the beginning and go snake(serpent) hunting. : )

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    1. Patty, I so love your sense of humor!!!

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  5. Just the type of blog I've been looking for. I read (and write) everything from the late 1700s to 1900. I'll read anything about that time period in England and Scotland, the Napoleonic Wars on the continent, the settlement of the American Plains, and Westerns. I'll be visiting often.

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    1. I love reading and writing that time period as well. My Scottish historials fall into that category. I'm also finding I love reading of the 1920s and 1940s.

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  6. Anne, thanks for the post. If I had to choose a time, I'd probably pick the 1800's. Looking at the list I'm thinking it would have to be around 1880, what would I do with out toilet paper. HAHA But there is so much to find in history. Maybe a day or two in a certain year throughout time to get a feel first before I choose could work too.

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    1. I love your idea of a day or two in different periods of time and then choosing a place to visit longer. I'd love to live in a castle or a thatched-roof home. I'd love to see the start of Christianity and how knowing the Lord changed Nations. Yep, a day or two in each century sounds cool.

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  7. By the way, love the group idea everyone. And the look at history.

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    1. This is such a great learning blog. I know people will want to visit it each day!

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  8. Choosing only one time period to visit is difficult. I think I would choose the early 1900's. It would be interesting to see exactly how life was lived a hundred years ago.
    may_dayzee(at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I think we might be really surprised, especially when people in the 1900s thought they were so modern. Some may have thought there wasn't much more to be invented. For just one example, think how different doctors and hospitals were back then. And now life spans have doubled.I'd love to visit the past, but am happy to live in the now.

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  9. I would choose to be like Mary and sit at the feet of Jesus. If I was able to visit a second person, it would be Lincoln.

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    1. Lovely choices, Lori! Just think, we will get to visit with both of them in heaven.

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  10. I would choose to be like Mary and sit at the feet of Jesus. If I was able to visit a second person, it would be Lincoln.

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  11. HI again, Lori!
    Actually, I'd like to go back and visit Adam and Eve in the garden before they sinned,too. But of course I'd have to be a bug on the vine there.So nice of you to come and visit us at Christian Fiction Historical Society.

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  12. The 1920's Harlem and Paris. There just seemed to be so much creativity everywhere. It's as if all the death from the Great War unleashed the desire to live life the fullest.

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  13. The 1920's Harlem and Paris. There just seemed to be so much creativity everywhere. It's as if all the death from the Great War unleashed the desire to live life the fullest.

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  14. Yes, yes, yes, Anna, that time period fascinates me as well. I have some unwritten books in mind for that period. It's so good to know there is an interest! BTW, did you see that movie about Paris in the 1920s. Wish I could think of the name. The hero goes back in time. Does anyone remember the name of that movie? He meets many of that day's litereary characters.

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  15. What a great site! Looks like lots of fun will be happening here. I'd have to visit the Regency era. Wouldn't that be fun to run around and do research and then come back to this day and write about it. Hmm. Might be a novel there. :)

    Blessings to all on the upcoming launch of the Christian Fiction Historical Society!

    Jill

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  16. Great idea for a book, Jillian. Run with it. I can visualize it and it sounds like so much fun!

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  17. Hello Anne. Good to meet you. Sounds like you have had a very exciting life so far. It would be nice to have the money to travel like that. I was living the first years of my marriage in the 50s, and we could only make one trip each year, so we went to Tx. and OK. on the state line, to visit both our folks! i would love to visit back in the big plantations time. I love the stories and pictures of that time. But, wouldn't want to stay. I would hate to have to wear those long skirted dresses no matter what you were doing. Also it would bee nice to get to visit in the 1800s and meet my grand and great grandparents that I never got to know. I was born in 1935 and from the time I was 6 and into the early 50s, I loved the ways things were quieter and more peaceful as far as kids being able to run around to their friends to play, and just be home before dark and in time for supper. The things we were allowed to do now they always say don''t let your kids do this, eat that, etc. And there's so much more trouble in the school, etc. And, tho I love being on FB, I like the way family was together more and talked. Now some even text each other from another room in their home, and hardly ever eat together. And, kids instead of being outside with friends, or reading, some are on the phones constantly.I wouldn't want to be Amish, but I like their quieter lifestyle. And, the way they help each other in all things. Of, course it was like that in yrs.. past. Now, they can't do much to help you because of all of the inspections, and having to have a license to do everything. But, I love my family and friends, and have had a happy life. And, most of all, my Savior to always see me through life's trials. I would love to win Anne's book.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. I so agree with everything you say. Especially kids being able to do so many more things in the past. They had freedom to grow and gain independence and develop lasting friendships. So called progress isn't all it's cracked up to be!

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  18. Other than seeing Jesus, I'd like to go back to the early 1950's and see parents and grandparents again. Those were good, simple times. We had enough modern conveniences to be comfortable and adequate time to enjoy each other. The days spent outside with cousins are precious memories. Another fond memory is all that delicious food my mom and grandmothers produced. I enjoyed church back in that day too. 1950 isn't as glamorous as earlier years, but it was a good decade.

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    1. Gay, I totally agree with you. The greatest generation was the 1940s, but the best time to live was the 1950s!

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  19. I agree the 19th century would be a time I would like to go back to. There were so many changes going on in our country and so many inventions being done that is would have been neat to watch all of those in progress. Thank you for the chance to win.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Angela, so many of us would have liked to have been born in a quieter, more peaceful time. Perhaps that's why we all love to read historical novels!

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  20. Anne,

    I ran across 'Masquerade Marriage' not to long ago and added it to my Amazon wish list, but haven't bought it yet. Happy to see you here!

    Most of the historical books that I read are set in the 1800's usually America post civil war. But like many others said it would be hard to do without many of our modern conveniences.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. This month I'm giving away a copy of Marriage By Arrangement which is a sequel to Masquerade Marriage, but next month I'm giving away a copy of Masquerade Marriage, one of my award-winning books. So come back and visit again next month and you may win a copy. Thanks for visiting with me.

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  21. I would love to visit the mid to late 1800's, so many new inventions, new frontiers, new changes. I enjoyed Masquerade Marriage and would love to be entered for Marriage By Arrangement. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  22. Merry, I so hope you win Marriage By Arrangment, since you enjoyed Masquerade Marriage. I put all the names in a hat and draw one, so everyone has an equal opportunity. Nice to meet with you here! I, too would have enjoyed the 1800s. I wish my Grandparents had kept journals, but I think they were too busy living life!

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  23. Hi Anne
    Thanks for sending this CFHS blog. I haven't read all of them, but did notice that Vickie McDonough is one of the "bloggers" and I have just finished "Long Trail Home." I really don't know which era I like the most......I guess it all depends on what I am reading. For a while, all I wanted to read were books about Scotland , and am really looking forward to "Marriage by Arrangement"--- then I can get caught up in early American stories, or England. I loved all stories about Alaska and Colleen Coble's stories about northern Michigan: as I said -- whatever I am reading at the moment. Right now, it is Texas history, the Morgan Family Series.

    Love Beth

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  24. Beth, It's so good to hear from you. I'm with you, I'd like to visit each of the centuries and then pick out the one I'd like to revisit. Marriage By Arrangment will release at the end of the month and you have a chance to win it. I'm so glad you loved Masquerade Marriage!

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    1. Thanks Beth. I won't be doing much for the next year and a half because my husband is in grad school. I hope you get to travel as much as your heart desires!

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  26. Anne and others, what a great blog idea! You go, girls! Love it. I love all things historical, but didn't think I wrote the era until my publisher called my work 'modern historical.' Go figure. I almost cracked up. Anne, love your Masquerade Marriage novel!

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  27. Anne and others, what a great blog idea! You go, girls! Love it. I love all things historical, but didn't think I wrote the era until my publisher called my work 'modern historical.' Go figure. I almost cracked up. Anne, love your Masquerade Marriage novel!

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    1. Hi Jude, good to see you here! I'm so glad you loved Masquerade Marriage. So, what is 'modern historical?" I write World War II novels too. My first one releases in 2014. Is that your era?

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  28. I think I would want to go back to the Pride & Prejudice/Jane Austen era. It would be interesting to see what it would be like to live then. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Right, Veronica, I'd like that as well. But if I went back, I'd like to be one of the ladies whose father had plenty of money and I had more than enough prospects! LOL

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    2. I know everyone is anxious to find out who won the first copy of MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT, the second book in my Scottish HIstorical series. The winner is -- ta da -- Beth Klebande. Beth, you will soon receive your copy. Thanks everyone for participating. I hope you will join me on March 14th to discover WHERE DID ALL THE MEN GO and comment for a chance to win MASQUERADE MARRIAGE, the first book in my Scottish Historical series.

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  29. Dear Ms. Greene,

    As I only discovered this lovely blog a few tickings past midnight, I am far too late for the bookaway this month, but I am most anxious to answer your question, nonetheless! I am happily reading through everyone's introductory posts, and I must confess, the 19th Century is one of my favourites to puruse in fiction!! :) :) Of the inventions you mentioned,... I could get by with these in my life: gas lights, typewriter, travel by steam locomotive, sewing lessons on a machine, a bicycle, roll film for a camera, and a washing machine! What bliss that would give the budding novelist back then!? Especially if she made her living off her typewriter, but for novels + as a career!? Perhaps as a typist/secretary!?

    Its hard to pick exactly which era I'd travel back too, as each different period of history presents both its wonderous joys and marvels to observe as much as its pains, sorrows, and troubling times to overcome! At least, focusing on the inventions + my passion for the 19th century in general is a far easier choice! :)

    See you in March!
    Anything Scottish is alright by me!
    Did you ever watch Monarch of the Glen?

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    1. Jorie, I'm so happy to meet with you here. I'm glad you will be a regular visiter, I think we have much to offer. Probably I'd choose the 19th century as well, but I would like a little taste of each one. Blessings,

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  30. Hi, Anne, I'd want to be with Lena at Jesus' feet, but baring that I'd settle for 1890. I was born in Northeast Arkansas and mother's people lived around the Star City area. Everything was rural and still paced at the early 1900's. It was like being in a time warp; like living the Foxfire Books. I can wring a chicken's neck, operate a wringer washing machine (which is not as easy as it looks), make hominy, and the list goes on. Maybe that's why I love history, I was part of it in a unique way. Lift a glass of fresh squeezed juice to CFHS as you go about your marvelous travels. We look forward to hearing about your adventures.

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  31. Hi Linda, Thanks for your interest in my travel adventures. I will be posting about them. Perhaps a paragraph each month, since we are writing about historical things. I can begin with how stories came from different places I've visited. How's that? And yes, I would have loved to have sat at Jesus' feet and felt His love first hand. Blessings.

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