About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Trail of Tears: The Story of John Ross (Ross Family Saga, #1) by Anne Greene

Trail of Tears: The Story of John Ross


One 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 forces 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.


This is the first book of The Ross Family Saga and it reminds me of the sweeping western sagas that I've seen in movies. Trail of Tears: The Story of John Ross is a historical fiction novel that relates the story of the Trail of Tears that became such a black mark on our nation's history. Thousands of Cherokee Indians were forced to leave their homes and walk 1,000 miles to begin new lives in hostile Indian territory. It's very apparent that author Anne Greene devoted much time and effort to research this monumental occurrence, and she's been able to successfully mesh history and fiction together! I found myself struggling with so many emotion as I read her account. I experienced the anger, disbelief, and fear that John Ross felt as he was forced to leave from his home because the state of Georgia wanted his land. He had very little Indian blood but he also had to walk those thousand miles. I felt the desperation, the exhaustion, and the grief as more and more perished along the way, and I admired the determination and the trust in God that so many displayed!

Trail of Tears is a remarkable story filled with adventure, drama, and romance, but above all, it is a wonderful chronicle of faith. I recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian fiction.

I received a copy of this book from the author, but I was not expected to leave a positive review. This is my own opinion.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Anne’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.

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