This week we welcome Anne Greene to Author Memories.
A visit to Scotland resulted in her newest book release, Masquerade Marriage. When she’s not deployed with her hero husband, Army Special Forces Colonel Larry Greene, Anne makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Two of her four children live nearby. Her highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus.
by Anne Greene
no television. It was a time when you talked with friends face-to-face, not by texting. She didn’t even have a telephone party-line like the folks in town enjoyed. She lived five miles east of town, walking distance.
There were few cars. People drove horse and buggy and wagons to the downtown square on Saturday nights to chat with one another. Young men rode prancing horses up and down the brick street to show off for the ladies, dressed in their best, smiling from their wagon seats. Styles were slow to change and the look of the prosperous 1920s was still the fashion.
She loved the small farm town she visited each Saturday after spending the week working hard on the farm. Before dawn she rose to milk cows by hand, then after a hearty breakfast she took her ten minute turn at the sink to cleanse the barn smell and dress for school. A long bus ride later and she ran up the steps to the school house where her mother taught her class. Then home to milk cows, store the milk in the ice box, and make biscuits for supper. The family ate together and discussed the day’s events, then sat together in the evenings, listening to the radio.
She preferred working outdoors with the animals and bringing in the crops, but she did her part in canning, preserving, and pickling. When harvest time arrived, so did all her relatives—to help bring in the crops. As the oldest girl, she worked in the fields and joked with the men. She was strong, pretty, took care of her younger siblings, and fell in love with her 5th grade teacher.
She had a boyfriend, but in those days a girl could only show interest in one man. She chose her 5th grade teacher. He joined the Marines and she waited four years for him to return. When I was about eight years old, I read their love letters, and became an incurable romantic. They married. She showed me the cameo pin he gave her. And I clomped around the house in her red, high-heeled shoes. We lived in the small farm town she loved. We had a television and a telephone with our own line. We ate together and worked together and listened to the stories of their young adulthood. They passed their history onto me.
The gift she gave me was precious—a love of history, of times past when life was different.
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Masquerade Marriage, White Rose Publishing, available now
He was born to a clan of noted warriors and musicians.Yet to protect his loved ones and escape the dark fate of his brothers, he abandons his identity. Hiding from relentless soldiers who want him dead, he vows to protect the woman he loves more than life, more than freedom, more thanScotland. But his presence throws her into danger.
A VOW HONORED
She weds a stranger to save his life. But do vows make a marriage? When does a marriage become a marriage?What if she holds a different love inside her heart?
A SACRIFICE MADE
Steeling himself against the pain, he condemns himself to a life of heartbreak without her. Wanting her desperately, knowing he can’t have her, he surrenders her and heads alone to a hostile land across the sea. Outlawed, with a price on his head, does she love him enough to give up castle, lands, and family, and risk the agony of surrendering her heart a second time? Or is there another way?
available as an ebook or a print copy at www.whiterosepublishing.com
Anne and her hero husband, Army Special Forces Colonel Larry Greene have visited twenty-five countries.
To learn more of Anne and to view pictures from her extensive travel,
visit her at www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com