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Thursday, September 23, 2021


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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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 series spotlights heroic women of World War II, first book, Angel with Steel Wings. Her Holly Garden Private Investigating series blasts off with Red is for Rookie. Enjoy her award-winning Scottish historical romances, Masquerade Marriage and 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.

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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!


This is one story that has a deep meaning for me. I am part Native American and have read and heard many stories from my grandfather about his treatment when he tried to homestead land. The author captures the reality of what happened to Native Americans when their land  was stolen from them. The long wagon ride to their destination was filled with sickness, danger, rough terrain and weather that was unforgiving. The Cherokees were driven from their land and treated with disrespect. Oh how I cried as the people succumbed to small pox and stood helpless as their children died. 

The story is very emotional but it is not all gloom and doom. In the midst of the story we witness John becoming curious about God. He asks the pastor why God allows suffering. The pastor answer by saying, “suffering results from our own sin and the sins of others. Suffering makes a person stronger.” This is a turning point for John as his heart is hungry to have a relationship with God. I loved how the author illustrates that even though John and his people were suffering, there was hope. 

One of the hardest scenes in the book was between John and Dread. This man is evil and has it in for John. The torture he puts John through is horrific and it made me angry. I didn’t like this man and it began to affect me as I continued reading. As Christians we are to love each other. That certainly can be difficult at times and it becomes a test for us. We are to hate the sin but love the sinner. This story reflects a great example of how a group were treated unfairly. Yes there was hatred and many were angry because of the injustice. But as I continued to read I thought about how this story is part of history. It highlights the discrimination of  Native Americans but it should also make us want to change the future. 

This has been a very emotional journey as I traveled the land  with John. Through his eyes I saw a brave man who showed courage and compassion. Through this story I felt the presence of God telling me to soften my heart to those who have been wronged and mistreated. Allow God to remove hate from me and heal our land fron injustice. Let the tears flow as we all heal from our past. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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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.


  1. The book sounds great. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. A heartbreaking story of forced leaving.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. The Trail of Tears was as cruel to Native Americans as the Bataan Death March was to the captured soldiers in WW2. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

  4. This sounds like a great book and it's on top of my TBR list!

  5. I think I will enjoy this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Deana, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!

  7. Thank you for sharing your review and the book and author's details, this story is a must read for me as I have a personal connection to this particular historical event