Monday, December 11, 2017

3 books by Autographed books by Anne Greene ends December 18


Please Welcome Anne back to my blog. Anne is giving away 3 autographed books so be sure to read on down on how to enter. Don't forget to leave your email address and if you are a feedburner follower be sure to let me now for a second entry.  



EXCERPT FROM A GROOM FOR CHRISTMAS
BY ANNE GREENE

Felicity advertised for a husband and received a great many responses. She and her late father’s friend, Jed, go to dinner together at the boardinghouse.

“Say, what about that feller who’s staying in the downstairs corner bedroom? I’ve been studyin’ him, and he seems like a good Christian man. I see him at church every Sunday.”

She frowned. “I don’t know. There’s something about him that irritates me every time I see him.” And why not? Ben had not so much as walked her to the new church after she’d dropped a wagonload of hints. Those sky-blue eyes barely acknowledged her when he breezed into the general store to buy provisions. Ben had only gotten excited when she dropped everything dear Mrs. Baxter ordered into a jumbled pile in front of the sweet lady, and rushed to wait on him.

But he’d gotten plenty animated choosing which gold-mining pan he wanted. He’d chosen one of each. She sighed. He hadn’t picked up on her hint of the picnic lunch, the carriage ride, or the pie auction. She’d spent all her spare time baking that pie. Ben had no interest in her.

“The feller’s tall. He’s so clean and brown, looks like he’s been scrubbed with saddle soap. But you ask him where he’s from and where he’s aheadin’, he turns as dangerous as being’ up a creek with a grizzly. But otherwise, he’s right smart to talk with.”

“Perhaps that’s why I don’t like him.” Or more likely because he ignored her smiles and attempts at revealing her interest.

“But jist take another look. He favors one of them men in a mail-order catalogue.”

“Oh, he’s handsome all right, with that dark, wavy hair and those brooding blue eyes. But he gives the impression he’s not interested in land in the Oregon Territory. He’s got Gold Rush Fever.

What a happy day for her if she could order a man out of the catalogue. A mail-order groom. That’s what she needed. One who fit all her criteria. She could check off all the things she wanted in a man…and mail him back if he didn’t suit her needs. She thinned her lips. But, darn if she wouldn’t order one who looked just like Benjamin.

She and Jed entered the dining room. Every chair at the double-trestle table held someone except for three empty seats at the far end. Jed seated her and hunkered down across from her, leaving the chair at the end for whoever came in late.

She glanced around the table. Of course, the missing boarder had to be the dar-haired cowboy. “Do you recall his name?” She’d already gone so far as to embroider his name on her pillow slips. Well, Papa always said, ‘Dreams never amount to much. Just get your hopes high until someone comes along and stomps them into the ground.’ Still, a blue-embroidered BEN on her pillow winked at her each night before she closed her eyes.

“Ben Bonneville. Cain’t think why I didn’t mention him to you as a possible. Seems to me he fits the bill, unless he’s on the doge from the law.” Jed glanced over his shoulder at the door. “Here he comes. Now don’t you go acting as prim as a preacher’s wife at a prayer meetin’. I’m thinkin’ this Benjamin might be jist the man we’re alookin’ fer.”

Felicity’s cheeks heated. Too bad Ben didn’t think so.


How about you?
Felicity Daniels was on her way to homestead the free land in the Oregon Territory when her

father died less than half way there. Would you have had the courage to pursue your dream,

though it meant advertising for a husband?



Scores of were eager to sign on as a husband to receive an all-expenses-paid journey to a new land, plus 240 acres.

If you had been there, how would you have decided on what special man to choose for a husband?


Giveaway:
Anne is giving away an autographed copy of Avoiding The Mistletoe, and an autographed copy of A
Texas Christmas, and an autographed copy of A Christmas Belle. Answer one of the questions above to be entered in the giveaway!






















About Anne:
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. ANNE GREENE BIO

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. 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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10 comments:

  1. Hi, Anne!

    I think I would have been so distraught I would not want to advertise for a man. At least not at first.
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  2. Hi Anne. I might adverise for a hardworking,God-fearing man and I would look for a man with calloused hands to show that he was "work brittle"; laugh lines around his mouth AND eyes to show that he enjoys life and laughter and a man who takes off his hat in the presence of a woman or when praying and attending church!
    Debbie Lynne, I follow your blog.
    Merry Christmas & Blessings!
    Connie
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  3. I think I would have decided I had no choice but to find a husband so I could realize my dream. Of course, I would make sure the husband I chose had the same dream as me.

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  4. I think I would have run the other way. What a problem! I am a FeedBurner follower.
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  5. I'm not at all sure I could have made a choice without spending enough time with the man to know whether his dreams were at least close to mine. Of course a dedicated Christian would be the first question. I am a follower, Debbie :).
    Wishing you a most blessed Christmas season!
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  6. Back then, I probably would not have had much choice but to continue the trip. I'd do lots of praying when picking a husband! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I think that I would try but it sure would be hard!! I feel like I am usually able to determine the type of people that have my values and would just have to pray I made the right decision. This is a wonderful giveaway and all the books look like ones that I would enjoy.
    I am a follower. pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  8. I'm with Connie. I would look for a man who looks like a hard worker. He would have to be a Christian. I am a follower. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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  9. Anne, I would be distraught losing my father, but to fulfill our dream of pursuing a new territory would be a challenge with grief. However, to carry on the dream the man would have to meet certain criteria with being a genuine Christian primary, body built that shows he's a hardworker, clean and soft spoken. I would be saying a lot of prayers for God's will to be done.

    Thank you for the giveaway of your Christmas stories. They all look like amazing reads and to think you've visited each place.
    Debbie, I'm a feedburner follower.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas to each one.
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  10. I'd want to be sure of myself before I advertised for a husband.

    Feedburner follower

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