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Thursday, August 10, 2023

My Thoughts -Anne Author: Rena Groot


About the Book

Book: Anne

Author: Rena Groot

Genre: Historical Romantic Fiction

Release Date: 2023

It is 1881. Anne is 19, a widow travelling on the Oregon Trail. She has no option, but to travel with her husband’s murderer.  As she struggles to survive on the unforgiving trail, Anne must confront her own doubts and fears. Will she succumb to the darkness in her heart and seek vengeance at any cost? Or will she find the strength to forgive, and discover a path to redemption and healing? With each step she takes, Anne must face the harsh realities of life on the frontier and the deep mysteries of faith, trust, and grace. She dreams of revenge…but God has other plans.​​​​​​​


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About the Author

I am an artist, writer, online course creator (Broken to Beautiful…, B & B host, have a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Religious Education, have been a teacher in Canada and China, a tour manager from the Rockies to the Pacific, and God has given me the honor of being an ambassador with “The Department of Eternal Affairs” to so many cool places—He must have laughed knowing His plans for me…that one day I would be praying with a voodoo queen in Haiti, another day leading a dying woman to Jesus in a hut in Belize, another day sharing the love of Jesus as an earthquake shook the Earth under my feet. God is beyond amazing. I started a blog to bless, encourage, and sometimes challenge people. Here’s the link.


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My Thoughts

Anne is written by Rena Groot. This is part of the Prairie Roses collection that is written by multiple authors but can all be read as stand alone stories.  This was a nice quick read that transports you back in time and to the wagon trails. The author has done a wonderful job at bringing the past to life through her story. 

Anne is a widow at age 19. She was traveling with her husband, William, on a Wagon Train when he was murdered. I cannot imagine having to constantly be looking around for the threat of stage coach robbers. US Marshal, Logan is on the train with the murderer. Anne struggles. Can she extend forgiveness or will she hold the resentment towards him. I loved the faith element that the author wove into the story. 

The book is well written. The storyline is engaging. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

By The Book, August 1 (Author Interview)

Madi’s Musings, August 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 2

Tell Tale Book Reviews, August 3 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 4

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, August 5 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 5

Texas Book-aholic, August 6

Sylvan Musings, August 7 (Author Interview)

Books You Can Feel Good About, August 8

The Book Club Network, August 9

Connie’s History Classroom, August 10

Bliss, Books & Jewels, August 11 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, August 12

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 13

Lily’s Book Reviews, August 14


To celebrate her tour, Rena is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed 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. This is quite a journey that Anne is on, and it will be great to see how God shapes her story.

  2. Forgiveness or Vengeance? That is the question of this novel. Sounds interesting.