Sunday, January 23, 2011

MASQUERADE MARRIAGE - Anne Greene - Free Book

I'm thrilled to share this book with you. Anne Greene is a dear friend, who is a member of the critique group that meets in my home. This is her latest book.

Author Bio

Anne Greene writes historical and suspense novels. She’s of Scotch ancestry of Clan Gunn. When she’s not deployed with her military husband, she makes her home in McKinney, Texas. She has four children. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one, and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. In 1989 Anne graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas Dallas. Anne loves to travel and has visited twenty-five countries. See her web site for pictures. At present Anne is in Seoul, South Korea, serving her country with her hero husband, Larry, an active-duty Colonel in the Army Special Forces. Her highest hope is that her stories transport you to a different world and touch your heart.

Anne, tell us a little about the book.

To protect his loved ones and escape the dark fate of his brothers, a noted warrior abandons his identity. Hiding from relentless soldiers who want him dead, Brody MacCaulay vows to protect the woman he loves more than life, more than freedom, more than Scotland. But his presence throws her into danger.

To escape an arranged marriage to an abusive noble, a Lowland Lady weds a stranger to save his life. But vows spoken do not make a marriage, especially when Megan MacMurry holds a different love inside her heart.

Outlawed, and with a price on his head, Brody condemns himself to a life of heartbreak without Megan. Wanting her desperately, knowing he can't have her, he heads alone to certain death...

This sounds very interesting. Please share an excerpt with us.

Like a determined hero, the fugitive warrior strode through the door at the far end of the tiny stone kirk.

Megan’s eyes widened. Her clenched jaw relaxed. Some of her dread dissolved.

“Impressive.” Molly, Megan’s Irish maid, whispered from where they stood together in the vestibule.

He stopped in front of the hand-carved altar and half-turned toward her. Megan pulled in an uneven breath. This Highlander, wearing formal kilts, was no scrawny lad grown older, nor was he a big, hairy Scot with a bushy beard. The tall, strapping soldier stood with legs braced as if about to do battle.

Her heart skipped. Though she’d known Brody when she wore short skirts, this blond warrior was far more than she expected. Her pulse throbbed in her temples. Doubt niggled her brain. Brody was too tall, too obviously a Highlander. How could she hope to pass him off as a Lowland Laird? He appeared to have too big a chip on his shoulder to let her command him.

Brody’s thick sandy hair swept the collar of his linen shirt. Lace-trimmed cuffs matched the white jabot at his muscular throat. A silver broach clasped his crimson and black tartan to his wide right shoulder. His claymore, dirk, and thick sword belt startled her.

Megan suppressed a shudder. The English outlawed kilts. With his dress, Brody spat in the face of the English and further imperiled his life. Why?

His intense sapphire stare blazed a trail across the empty wooden pews toward her. His eyes made her feel dizzy as if she just danced a fast reel with a lively partner.

Molly grinned and handed Megan the bridal flowers.

What had she gotten herself into?

I knew I'd like it. Can you tell us why you wrote this book?

I was motivated to write this book after visiting Scotland. The final battle between the English and the Scottish Highlanders changed the Highlands forever. A way of life ended. I was always drawn to wounded heros and heroines. The drama in this story appealed to me, and so I wrote Masquerade Marriage. The book’s theme is finding and following God’s will in difficult circumstances. I love this time in history and so enjoyed living it as I wrote the book. I hopes readers find a new world to love as they read my book.

Where can readers find you on the Internet?

You can purchase my book at

Anne, thank you for spending this time with us.
Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Unknown said...

Lena...where do you find all these authors i haven't read yet? i love you blog, and would love to win this book. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo]dot\com

Coolestmommy said...

Sounds like a page-turner for sure.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Jan Cline said...

I think it's great that Anne was inspired by her trip to write this. I wonder how many writers think they will write a book based on their travels, but never do. It takes great discipline to actually make it happen after the inspiration and excitement of the trip has subsided.
Blessings on the book and thanks for sharing. I'd love to read it.
Jan from Washington State

Diana Flowers said...

This sounds like a great book...please enter me!

Diana Flowers said...

I was going to say but got interrupted by spouse, haha, that my adult niece lived with me for about 6 mths and it was about this time of year. I live in SC and it is very cold right now of course. I never knew, nor did she, how much I liked Scottish books 'til we went through a whole series written by another author and we loved them. The accents, the clans, the whole Scottish atmosphere. Will this be a stand alone novel or a series? Thank you for the opportunity! In my comment above I forgot to tell where I'm from...Diana from SC...

Casey said...

I have heard great things from other readers about this book, I would love to be entered, thanks!

I live in Oregon. :)

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com said...

Diana, I plan to write at least two more books to add to Masquerade Marriage. Thanks for asking.
Anne Greene

cynthia said...

Wow, this definitely sounds like an interesting read. Definitely putting it on my list of books to read. Thanks for the book drawing.
I live in California.

windycindy said...

What an interesting lady! I used to listen to Chuck Swindoll on the radio
a lot. Also, I have seen Lucy Swindoll speak in person. The time
period of Anne Greene's book is a
favorite of mine...God bless Anne and her husband!
Many thanks, Cindi

Cindy W. said...

Enjoyed your blog as usual. Would love to win a copy of Masquerage Marriage...the cover is beautiful too!

I am from Auburn, Indiana.

Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com said...

Please enter me!

Sounds like a great book!

dancealert at aol dot com

Diane said...

This book really looks wonderful. Great intensity in the sneak peak.

Diane from NY. :O)

Unknown said...

Would love to be entered in this giveaway! Sounds really neat:) Thanks!

Nauvoo, IL

apple blossom said...

please include me thanks

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Diana Flowers said...

Sorry about that double email on my comment above taking up so much space...Don't know why or how that happened:( I searched this book at CBD and brought the cover close up and it's beautiful! Why have I not heard of this book being the avid reader that I am? It's already in stock! I looked at my CBD catalog and it's not even in there. When is the second book due to be released, Anne, and do you already have a title for it? I'm sorry for all the questions, but I am verra interested in this series.

EJ said...

Thanks for sharing different authors on your blog - this sounds like a great book & series. Elaine from Cedar Rapids, IA

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Rachel Rossano said...

It sounds like a great book. I am impatient to read it. I hope I win a copy. Thanks.

kristen said...

Oooo, I love it. My maiden name is Boyd of the Royal Stewart Clan. What fun book! Thanks for the interview:)

Kristen (now Johnson) of WA state

lgm52 said...

Sounds intriguing! (from Illinois)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book. My name is Angela and I am from KY. I would love to win a copy.

grannyvon said...

I love Scottish books and would love to win this one. I live in lower Alabama.

Linda Cacaci said...

I would love to win this book. I love history and Scotland.
Linda Cacaci

holdenj said...

Sounds like a very suspenseful read...I don't know much about thos final conflicts between the Scots and English. Thanks for the info and chance to win. I hail from MN!

amber said...

This sounds like a great ready!!


Jennifer said...

The description and first pages really get you hooked! I would love to read this book!
North Carolina

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

forgot to mention...i'm from pa

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Merry said...

I would love to be entered for Anne's book, the time period and place is fascinating. Thanks!
Merry in TX

Ann Lee Miller said...

I'd love to read Anne!
Ann Lee Miller
Gilbert AZ

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

Nancye, Kentucky

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Diana Flowers said...

Terribly excited about winning this book. I have entered in 2 different contests hoping I will! God bless!

Bakersdozen said...

I have wanted to visit Scotland and this book sounds so interesting. I live in S. California