Monday, August 28, 2017

A Texas Christmas Mystery, A Christmas Belle, and Keara's Escape by Anne Greene ends September 4th (3 autograhped copies!)

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A REBEL SPY
By
Anne Greene

Since I’ve been old enough to read I’ve been interested in the Civil War. Perhaps enjoying Gone With the Wind at a young age inspired my inquisitiveness. I had four great-great-grandfathers who fought in many of the primary battles. Ironically, my dear husband has eight great-great-grandfathers who fought on the opposite side. Fortunately for dear husband and me, our ancestral Civil War soldiers survived. Else we wouldn’t be here.
Spies, undercover agents, secret agents, detectives, and spooks keep me spell-bound as well. I discovered that during the Civil War many, many women worked as spies—both for the Confederacy and for the Union. More stealthy lady spies worked for the Confederacy than for the Union because the war was fought in these ladies’ backyard, and they were right there for the action.
In my book, A REBEL SPY, a Yankee Army Major so admires a Confederate spy that he puts his life on the line for her. But the major keeps a huge secret from her. Do you think love based on secrets can survive? Is there a future for these war-torn lovers?
Danger loving, madcap, Sophie Garrett, spies for her beloved Confederacy. Flirting her way through Union lines, she gains vital information for General Stonewall Jackson until she is suspected of passing secrets. She’s unable to hoodwink Yankee Major Brent Bartell. Even though his moral and ethical allegiance belong to the North, he so admires Sophie's courage and wit that he puts his own life on the line to protect her from prison and death.
Here's a short excerpt: July 1862 – Falling Waters, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
Major Brent Bartell trailed the graceful, slender figure down the long hallway. Blast if this wasn’t the hardest duty he’d pulled since his division invaded Martinsburg and Falling Waters.
The girl was ravishing. Even after a night of dancing, being captured, and languishing in the stuffy room at headquarters she looked fresh and rested with her dewy complexion and her enormous blue eyes.
When he’d first observed her last night in the moonlight, she’d looked enchanting, her shining hair cascading down her back, and her billowing dress ethereal. He’d fought a tough inner battle before, when bound by duty, he forced himself to arrest her.
He’d come so close to turning his back and letting her slip away into the deep shadows under the heavy growth of trees near the officers’ tents. Except she
tiptoed to the central tent where his senior officers bent over a map and talked in low voices as they studied the terrain with the light of a column of candles. Even then his instinct had been to let her slip away.
But he’d had no real choice. He’d had to arrest her.
Together they left the headquarters building.
He brushed the back of his hand over the perspiration beading on his brow. The sultry morning air hung heavy and unstirred by any breeze, but that wasn’t the source of his discomfort. Nor was his hot, blue woolen uniform.
His scalp tingled. General Winchester had believed her story. But he didn’t. Without a doubt she tracked the position of his Union forces. She was a spy. “Come, Miss Garrett, which way to your home?”
Her heart-shaped face tilted up to send her blue gaze arrow-straight to his heart. In the morning sunlight, her beauty was so striking she resembled an angel. Was it possible for a woman to be so beautiful? Or had he been away from a woman so long he’d forgotten what glorious creatures they were?
“My home is close. We can walk there.” Dimples popped into her cheeks.
Those tiny indentations burned a path to his heart. Did the girl have any idea of her beauty?
A horse neighed. The driver of the buggy yelled, “You want to get killed?”
Brent shook his head and stepped back onto the curb. He must have stumbled into the street. He’d never been awkward before.
She turned down a less busy, tree-shaded street of large mansions that backed to the Potomac River. The noise and tumult of Main Street faded behind them as they strolled, her hand nesting in the crook of his arm.
She gazed up at him and rolled the clearest sky-blue eyes. “This ghastly war is so inconvenient.”
Inconvenient? Bloody and terrible, yes. Would a spy call the war inconvenient?
“Why just last year I danced in Washington, DC, at my Debutant Ball.”
A corkscrew sensation twisted down his back. “The world has changed.” Certainly, a spy wouldn’t have such gay and untroubled memories after barely escaping being hanged.
“But one good thing has come of your Union Army occupying my peaceful town.”
“Oh, what’s that?”
She drew her fingers from the angle of his arm and held out both hands to grasp his. “I met you.”
His heart melted, opened up, and embraced her. But his mind cautioned, whoa. He was just another blue-coat to this Southern Miss. Just another enemy. But his heart disagreed. Why wouldn’t he meet the love of his life at this time? He was
twenty-two, single, and away from home. Maybe God orchestrated this meeting. Maybe he’d been wrong about her being a spy. General Winchester freed Sophie. The general must have found her innocent. Besides, whoever heard of a female spy?
“Indeed?” he managed, his throat so tight his voice emerged as deep as a bullfrog’s.
Whether he was just another blue-coat or someone special to her, she’d become special to him. Very special.
But he had his orders. 


A REBEL SPY by Anne Greene
Danger loving, madcap Sophie Garrett spies for her beloved Confederacy. Flirting her way through Union lines, she gains vital information for General Stonewall Jackson until she is suspected of passing secrets. She’s unable to hoodwink Yankee Major Brent Bartell. Even though his moral and ethical allegiance belong to the North, he so admires the rebel spy's courage and wit that he puts his own life on the line to protect her from prison and death.

I so hope you enjoyed reading A REBEL SPY as much as I loved writing the novella. And I’m certain you will love the other stories included in the Secret Identity collection.
I’ve written several other novellas. My novella, AVOIDING THE MISTLETOE, is included in the Mistletoe, Jingle Bells, and Second Chances Collection. My novella KEARA’S ESCAPE is included in the Orphan Train/Spinster Collection. DAREDEVILS is included in the North Carolina, 50 States Collection. SPUR OF THE MOMENT BRIDE is included in the Wyoming, 50 States Collection. A CHRISTMAS BELLE, is included in the Christmas Mail Order Angels anthology. THE MARRIAGE BROKER AND THE MORTICIAN is included in The California Gold Rush Romance Collection. My novellas, A FOOL FOR LOVE, A GROOM FOR CHRISTMAS, and A TEXAS CHRISTMAS MYSTERY are stand-alone novellas.
Moody Press published my first book, TRAIL OF TEARS. I love writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. My Women of Courage series spotlights heroic women of World War II. You might want to begin with the first book ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS. Read my private investigating series, Handcuffed In Texas. The first book is RED IS FOR ROOKIE. Enjoy my award-winning Scottish historical romances, MASQUERADE MARRIAGE and MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT. I hope my stories transport you to awesome new worlds and touch your heart to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy my books on http://www.Amazon.com. Anne Greene.
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Daredevils (A 50 States Wyoming novella)






Answer one of these questions to be entered in the giveaway. Anne is giving away one autographed copy of A Christmas Belle, one autographed copy of A Texas Christmas Mystery, and one autographed copy of Keara’s Escape

I write contemporary romance books and historical romance books as well as contemporary mysteries. Which type of book do you prefer?
I like to listen to audible books on a road trip. Do you listen to audible books?
Either my hero or my heroine tends to fall in love at first sight. I fell in love at first sight. Do you believe in love at first sight?





 

ABOUT ANN

My home is in the quaint antiquing town of McKinney, Texas, just a few miles north of Dallas. My dear husband is a retired Colonel, Army Special Forces. My little brown and white Shih Tzu, Lily Valentine, shares my writing space, curled at my feet. I have four beautiful, talented children, and eight grandchildren who keep me running.
I’ve traveled in every location of each book I’ve written, and each book is a book of my heart. Besides my first love, writing, I enjoy travel, art, sports, reading, sailing, snorkeling, movies, and way too many other things to mention. Life is good. Jesus said, “I am come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly.” Whether writing contemporary or historical, my books celebrate the abundant life Jesus gives.
I’ve written several other novellas. This novella, AVOIDING THE MISTLETOE, is included in the Mistletoe, Jingle Bells, and Second Chances Collection. My novella KEARA’S ESCAPE is included in the Orphan Train/Spinster Collection. DAREDEVILS is included in the North Carolina, 50 States Collection. SPUR OF THE MOMENT BRIDE is included in the Wyoming, 50 States Collection. A CHRISTMAS BELLE, is included in the Christmas Mail Order Angels anthology. THE MARRIAGE BROKER AND THE MORTICIAN is included in The California Gold Rush Romance Collection. My novellas, A FOOL FOR LOVE, A GROOM FOR CHRISTMAS, and A TEXAS CHRISTMAS MYSTERY are stand-alone novellas.
Moody Press published my first book, TRAIL OF TEARS. I love writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. My Women of Courage series spotlights heroic women of World War II. You might want to begin with the first book ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS. Read my private investigating series, Handcuffed In Texas. The first book is RED IS FOR ROOKIE. Enjoy my award-winning Scottish historical romances, MASQUERADE MARRIAGE and MARRIAGE BY ARRANGEMENT. I hope my stories transport you to awesome new worlds and touch your heart to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy my books on http://www.Amazon.com. Anne Greene. 


18 comments:

  1. I love all three genres!
    Unfortunately we don't listen to audibles even on trips.
    And I don't believe in love at first sight (boo hoo -so unromantic) 🙄😳

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  2. I prefer romance, either historical or contemporary- though historical is my favorite. But I always enjoy a story more with romance.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

    I am a Feedburner follower.

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  3. That is a hard decision...I like all 3 depending on my mood at the time :)
    I never thought I would like historical fiction but have found it quite interesting.
    While reading a historical fiction book I think about all the research the author must have done.
    A person can learn a lot even from fiction books.

    As for audible books, I rarely listen to audio books, preferring to read them in silence.
    I can read much faster than listen to another person, or machine, read.

    Yes! I believe in love at first sight.
    My hubby and I fell in love at first sight and have been married almost 30 years.
    moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I prefer Historical Romance most of all. Not sure I believe in love at first sight, but who knows. I don't listen to audible books much. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.
    princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Hi Debbie Lynne and welcome Anne. I just began reading Anne's books recently and I enjoy her obvious talent with the written word. I believe that there can be an instant attraction and a feeling that you've found the right person but a lasting love needs to to be nurtured and given time to deepen into a commitment that will endure problems and last forever. I experienced these instant attraction feelings with my husband but I know that God has been us to guide our marriage.
    I enjoy many genres but I do especially love historical and suspense. I read Keara's Escape and loved learning about the Orphan Trains.
    Debbie, I follow you by Feedburner.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. My favorite genre is Christian Historical but I enjoy suspense, too. Put them together and I'm hooked! Thanks for the chance to win. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  7. Forgot to say I'm a follower. Thanks

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  8. Falling in love is so special. The first time I saw "him".. his smile, his eyes, that wink....I was hooked! We will celebrate our 42nd Anniversary this fall. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  9. Which type of book do you prefer? I am a HUGE fan of historical fiction. I also enjoy contemporary. I sometimes enjoy mysteries and suspense. It depends on the author and how "scary" it is. LOL.

    I like to listen to audible books on a road trip. Do you listen to audible books? I love listening to audible books. It is fun and helps me work on my TBR pile. :)

    Do you believe in love at first sight? I believe it is possible for love at first site. But I am fan of being friends first and then falling in love!!


    I am a feedburner follower. :)
    sydneyjames68 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. I like historical romance. I love audible books. Yes, I believe in love at first sight. I am a feed burner follower

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  11. I prefer historical romance but the enjoy the others also, I don't listen to audible books and yes, I believe in love at first sight. I am a feedburner follower.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  12. I like all three genres, but my favorite is the historical romance. I haven't ever tried listening to an audible book. I am afraid that I would get distracted and have to keep going back.
    I am a feedburner follower.
    susanmsj at MSN dot com

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  13. I love contemporary and historical. I really like mysteries too. I am a follower. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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  14. I like all 3 genres! I'm rarely in the car(or anywhere else) by myself so I don't do audible books. Yes! I do believe in love at first sight! Thanks for sharing with us! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  15. Oops! Forgot to add that I'm a Feedburner follower! Thanks again! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  16. I like almost anything except sci-fi. I love audio books when traveling. At home, I forget to turn them on but do enjoy them when I remember!

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  17. Which type of book do I prefer? I prefer historical romance with the Civil War Era being my favorite period to read in books.

    I've listened to a few audible books, but not road trips. Road trips I'm visiting with those in the car or we are listening to Christian music.

    Yes, I believe there are individuals who fall in love at first sight. They just feel it in their spirit, too.

    Nice interview and what an amazing life you've had. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway, Anne Greene.
    I'm a feedburner, Debbie. God bless.

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  18. And the winners are:
    Jan,
    Sydney
    Boos Mum

    CONGRATS!!

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