Thursday, February 3, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Masquerade Marriage


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 than Scotland. But his presence throws her into danger.


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?


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?


All is not what it seems in Masquerade Marriage, a daring romp against a dark historical backdrop which believably pits two strong-willed characters against each other. The concept of pretending to be something you're not shows up in a variety of ways throughout this novel, from the initial plan of claiming the hero, Brody MacCauley (a highlander on the run after the battle at Culloden in 1746), is a lowland laird, to the marriage that is for show only, to the final pages where a masquerade of yet another sort take place.

These days Anne Greene is head down with three looming deadlines, but she sent me some information about the background of this novel. Here she is:

Masquerade Marriage is a book of my heart. My paternal ancestors are Scotch of Clan Gunn, which was located in the far north of Scotland in the Cathness area where Vikings intermarried with the Scots. I visited Scotland with the purpose of setting one or more historicals there, and fell in love with the country. The final battle between the English and the Scottish Highlanders changed the Highlands forever. A way of life ended. The drama in this story appealed to me, and so I wrote Masquerade Marriage. I love this time in history and so enjoyed living it as I wrote the book. So many heroic people lived during that tremulous time. I hope the reader finds a new world to love as he reads my book. I’m working on a sequel and a possible third book now.

I love to write about redemption in every form. Second chances, forgiveness, grace, finding God’s will, and finding and walking with the Savior. I love the grace of God, and His unexpected ways of showing His love. The spiritual theme of my books come directly from the characters and whatever problems they struggle with.

Interested in reading Masquerade Marriage? Anne is offering one reader a copy, anywhere on Planet Earth. If you'd like to put your name in the hat, please add your email address with your comment before Sunday, February 6, replacing @ with (at) and .com with (dot) com.

"Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws."

Anne Greene delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. She writes both historical and suspense novels. After falling in love with several countries and their people, Anne set a number of her books in exotic locations. She and her hero husband, Army Special Forces Colonel Larry Greene, have visited twenty-five countries, including three communist countries. A visit to Scotland resulted in her newest book release, Masquerade Marriage, published by White Rose Publishing. When she’s not deployed with her husband, Anne makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Two of her four children live nearby. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. In 1990, Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas, Dallas. 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.

Valerie Comer writes contemporary romance set in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, as well as fantasy set in uncharted dimensions. Her day job is split between flooring sales and writing. She lives on a small farm with her husband, an energetic dog, two psycho kittens, several hives of bees, and a herd of Herefords. Visit her website and blog to find out more about the various writing projects she has in progress.


  1. Anne, Your book sounds wonderful! I had no idea you had this coming out. How long did it take you to research and write this? That's awesome you were able to do some first hand research on the Scottish soil.

    Please enter me in the drawing for this book!! Thank you - christylashea(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Hi Anne - found you through Kathi Macias ;o) We have an online Christian women's ezine, Ruby for Women, as well as a community website where we do monthly book give-aways while promoting our authors. We would love to promote your book, I know our readers would love to connect with you! You can find us at and our email address is editor (at) rubyforwomen (dot) com Thanks so much! Nina Newton, Sr. Editor, Ruby for Women

  3. This is not my usual genre, but this one sounds great! Good for broadening my horizons!

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  4. This sounds just like my kind of book. Love the history, love the time period, I even love the "not is all as it seems" idea. All the best with it! :)
    I would love to be in the draw: info(at)amandadeed(dot)com(dot)au

  5. The title reminded me of a book I edited some years ago, The Stranger She Married. But that was a regency romance. This is a whole different kettle of fish. I love historical and can hardly wait to read this one. Please enter my name in the hat.

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  6. This sounds absolutely wonderful. I would love to read it.


  7. I would love to read and review Masquerade marriage. I love Scottish themed books.

  8. Anne, this sounds wonderful! My family heritage is Scottish as well--Fletcher. DonnaFCrow(at)aol(dot)com

  9. would enjoy reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

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  10. This must be an incredible book with the Scottish flair. Historic novels are favorites of mine and this story line is unique and I love surprises. Things are not as they seem is an intriguing draw for me. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I win!

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  11. Sounds like a great read Anne, and well done on travelling all the way to Scotland to do your research.

    I am a Scot, actually born in Scotland, and love that land. In fact, my mother's clan was Gunn!