Book Description

Anne by Carmen Stevens

The Indie Book of the Day for 13th of April, 2015!

Genre: Literary, Thriller

18th century England-Fourteen-year old Anne Falkman is an arrogant, desperate orphan trying to live any way she can on the streets of London. Through her desolate, lonely years, a hope was born within her, the hope that fate would bless her and give her lasting happiness. Growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Anne has nurtured a fear of men. She also fears marrying and giving birth, which was the death of her mother and caused her father to go mad and violently hate his daughter. When a series of events gives Anne a chance for happiness, she takes it and achieves her dreams, but at what cost? Will she attain the life of happiness that she dreamed of? Which choices are the best ones to make?

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 709 KB
  • Print Length: 485 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carmen Stevens (July 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E4D3HY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled


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Carmen Gross, pen name Carmen Stevens, was born in Fargo, ND, March 1992. She currently resides in Detroit Lakes, MN, where she works and attends college full time. Carmen published her novel “Anne” in July 2013-an exciting, richly-written historical work about a young English girl who makes many bad choices throughout her life and then struggles to find redemption.

When I take part in author interviews, a question that keeps coming up in those interviews is what inspired me to write “Anne”. I’ve always loved writing, but just before I started to write this story, I was taking a break from it. I think I might’ve had writer’s block. But two of my sisters were avid writers as well, and they inspired me to get back to writing. I thought that I wanted to write a big project like a novel, so I started brainstorming ideas for such a novel. I’ve always loved historical fiction, and the country of England as well. I decided to write something that took place in old England, and then I created a female protagonist whose personality, I think, stems from my dark side. Then I thought about the themes I wanted to portray throughout my story. Just before writing this story, my eyes had begun to open to the kind of world we were really living in. I’m sure there’s more good in the world than bad, but I had begun to notice the bad, too. So then I thought of things like love and its power, hope, faith, and happiness. I decided to incorporate all of these things, and more, into my book. In my novel, you will find that there is no such thing as fate, that we are the authors of our own destinies. You will also read about how powerful an element love really is, never giving up in life, always moving forward into the future, having hope and faith, and making the world the best that it can be by loving and respecting one another. These are the things I hope to depict through the story of my historical fiction novel, and I hope that I’ve covered these subjects in detail throughout my story. Now, to everyone who took the time to read this biography in its entirety, I want to say thank you, and I want to dedicate my novel to all of you.

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