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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Marriage by Arrangement

Interview with Anne Greene

Welcome to Anne who is here to tell us more about Marriage by Arrangement. 

Anne Greene here: Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about my latest release, a Scottish historical romance, Marriage By Arrangement. Here’s a taste.

A marriage covenant. A great secret. An impossible choice. Why does a handsome Duke stoop to marry a mere Lady? Are the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past, what secret does he hide?

Lady Cailin MacMurry marries the Fifth Duke of Avondale, honoring the arranged marriage her parents ordered to protect their castle and lands during the strife of war. But Avondale’s shadowy past and strange disappearances threaten their union. Every change of clothes transforms him into a different man. Can Cailin discover his secret, or must she arrange Avondale’s accidental death to rid the castle of danger and to protect her unborn child?

Readers will care about the Fifth Duke of Avondale because he is a tormented man. The Duke fights to overcome his demons, and the love of a good woman brings him healing. Any person who suffered a traumatic event will find help within these pages. Lady Cailin brings to life that bad things do happen to good people, and she struggles to understand why.

Here’s a sampling of what reviewers said: Marriage by Arrangement is an emotional page turner. The message of faith is woven seamlessly throughout and shows faith can bring people through the toughest trials. I had a hard time putting the book down. There are surprising twists. I didn’t want the story to end. The ending was great, but I didn’t want to leave the characters. Delightful to learn how people in the past lived in different parts of the world. The story was so well-written, I finished it in one day.

Back to why I wrote Marriage By Arrangement. I visited Scotland for three weeks and fell in love with the people, their land, their music, and their history. After visiting the battlefield at Culloden I knew I had to write their story. The battlefield lays out grave-markers where entire clans fell, from the oldest warrior to the youngest boy. This battle was the turning point in Scottish history and ended the clan system, outlawed the bagpipe, and Clan tartans. The English murdered the wounded men lying on the battlefield. The wounded who escaped the battle were hunted down and hung or sent to The Colonies as slaves. The English destroyed the Highland way of life. Still, in all this turmoil love bloomed. Marriage By Arrangement is a love story set in terrible times. It’s not a violent story, it’s a true love story that I hope the reader will not be able to forget.  

Readers can find me online and view my travel pictures and art work at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. - Visit me at http://www.anneswritingupdates.blogspot.com for information on writing an award-winning novel. Talk with me on twitter at @TheAnneGreene. Visit my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AnneWGreeneAuthor. I dearly love to talk with my readers. 

Finally, I have a question I’d like to ask. How do you like to visit with your favorite author? Her website? Her blog? Her twitter? Her facebook? Her newsletter? I would love to know.

Anne is giving away a copy of her book to some lucky reader who answers the question and leaves a comment about the book. 



Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited by law; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. No purchase is necessary and only one entry per post. Winner will be selected next week-end and posted here on Monday, February 17. You must be 18 or older to enter. Remember to leave your email address for contacting you in case of win.

7 comments:

Jackie McNutt said...

Anne, I mostly follow authors by blog, newsletter and website my favorite would be by blog or newsletter then I will go to their website.
I love your book description and that it deals with emotional healing through faith.
The book looks like a very good read. I will definitely have to add it to my TBR list as I would love to see how this story unfolds
Thank you
mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

Jackie McNutt said...

Anne, I mostly follow authors by blog, newsletter and website my favorite would be by blog or newsletter then I will go to their website.
I love your book description and that it deals with emotional healing through faith.
The book looks like a very good read. I will definitely have to add it to my TBR list as I would love to see how this story unfolds
Thank you
mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

Emma said...

I like to visit with my favorite author on her website, Her blog,Her facebook and Her newsletter.Marriage by Arrangement sounds wonderful.Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful week.

Anne Greene said...

Jackie, thanks for your kind words. If you don't win Marriage By Arrangement here, I hope you do add my book to your TBR list. It's so nice to meet you and thanks for answering my question.

Anne Greene said...

Emma, it's so good to meet with you here and visit with you. I hope to see you on my fb and blog. I haven't started a newsletter yet, but may one day.

Martha W. Rogers said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jackie and Emma. This is a great book by Anne. I know you will enjoy it.

Anne Greene said...

Thanks, Martha.