Saturday, August 5, 2023

Anne Book Tour: Q & A with Rena Groot + Giveaway

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.​​​​​​​


Click here to get your copy!


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.


More from Rena

Author Interview

Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio?

 Oh my. Hmmm.
 1. I am marrying the love of my life on July 21st .
 2. I prayed with a voodoo queen in Haiti, asking Jesus to please have the demons stop making her run naked through her village.
3. I taught high school in China.
4. I wrote a course called Broken to Beautiful- Transformed by God’s Power to help women become stronger and braver.
 5. The fact that I am still alive is a miracle of God’s grace.

When did you first discover you had a passion for writing?

I discovered I loved writing when I was in high school. I wrote an essay for a teacher about the topic of slavery and he said it was a poetic outpouring on mankind. I remember writing that essay and not being able to stop until it was finished…the ideas just flowed. When I was in Seminary a professor praised my writing. That was inspirational. I didn’t really realize I wanted to be a writer. It’s just that I started writing journals when I became a Christian a bazillion years ago…and discovered that when I wrote I got in touch with my deepest thoughts and feelings. My addiction to writing was really born while sitting under a mosquito net in China. I couldn’t stop writing from morning until night until A Life Set Free was finished. I found I could express ideas better when I wrote them than when I said them.

 What drew you to your chosen genre?

I find history to be fascinating. Because I have an idea of what happened on the Oregon Trail, it was easy to create a fictional story based on several actual accounts.

 Are you a planner or a pantser?

I am both a planner and a pantser. I plan…then I watch the story unfold and take turns I never expected. Such fun!

If you had to describe your main character(s) in just three words, what would they be?

Godly, determined, spunky.

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. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Anne


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