The Sequel to the songbird with sapphire eyes 

'guardian angel', a beautiful blonde who comes to him in dreams since childhood and has saved his life more than once.     

Embarking on a soul searching, tailspin mission, Anthony goes from New York to Chicago to rural Kansas City and  learns that love can last forever, home is where the heart is and that sometimes the only connections worth having are the ones that come from the heart. ​

Anna is working on the sequel to 'The Songbird with Sapphire Eyes' that will take readers on a journey through the 1940's with Johnny Gallo's son; wartime hero, playboy and New York mobster, Anthony Gallo. 

War hero Anthony has a good luck charm, the connections, the complications, the money and all the 'broads' a young mobster's life provides but after hearing his father's deathbed confession, he is compelled to seek answers to the questions that are left haunting him; the truth about his parentage and the identity of his

Brentwood's exciting historical first appearing in the 2014 Windtree Press Anthology, The Gift of Christmas. 

Truth and fiction have never been woven better than in this riveting holiday novelette about a sunken Russian battleship, a failed mission, a mysterious treasure and family legacies where the unexplainable can teach us to believe in miracles and the magic of love. 

Prequel -- Sapphire Songbird Series

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A former Marine, desperate for employment, takes a temp job that leads to a life-changing decision on Christmas Eve. A family brooch with magical powers saves the life of its wearer during the holidays. A doctor's nonfiction reflection of her father's cancer diagnosis reveals the spirit of Christmas. Add in a little dog's snowy adventure, magic realism, and a touch of mistletoe, and readers will delight in these 12 diverse and heartfelt stories exploring the love, messiness and miracles of Christmas. 
​​The Gift Of Christmas Anthology includes twelve original and heartwarming holiday stories you won't want to miss reading.

They are:  

Metro's Mountain Cabin, by Susan Slanina
The Cancer Christmas. by Melissa Yuan
Christmas Miracles, by Pamela Cowan
The Nest, by Courtney Pierce
Isabella's Christmas Box, by Paty Jager
The Mermaid's Treasure. by Anna Brentwood
Don't Forget the Mistletoe. by Christy Carlyle
First Love, by Judith Ashley
Christmas With You, by Jane Killick
Career Conundrum Christmas, by Jamie Brazil
The Hogmanay Stranger, by Maggie Jaimeson
A Marine's Christmas Proposal, by Susan Lute

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      The 20's roared...




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single-minded devotion to getting what he wants. And, he wants Hannah.

Hannah goes with Johnny to Al Capone’s Chicago and eventually to Brooklyn, New York. where she basks in the glamorous shadow world of gangsters and their gals. Johnny becomes a force to be reckoned with, but in time the free-spirited Hannah clashes with her controlling lover.

     She faces the dark side of her dreams but dares to defy Johnny despite the dangers and unwittingly discovers that for her, dying just might be the only true path to freedom 
after all.

"Anna Brentwood's scorching  
femme fatale, and a gangster so
riveting pulls the reader into the
roaring twenties and leaves them
​there page after page." 

Nancy Lytle AKA Mercer Addison



Struggling to unravel the secrets of her father's past while coming to terms with her own, a young woman finds a hidden treasure containing a brooch​ reputed to have the power to connect the living to the dead. 

Tying into her debut novel, 'The Songbird With Sapphire Eyes' and the highly anticipated sequel,  'Anthony's Angel', this is the unabridged version of Anna 

Anthony's Angel

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In 1918, Kansas City is Sin City. 

       Forced to leave home at age fourteen, beautiful Hannah Glidden  struggles to survive with help from her childhood friend, Meg, mistress to a wealthy married man and her roommate, the irrepressible, flapper extraordinaire, Rosie, she thrives as a cabaret singer. 

     The early 20’s roared. Fortunes were made or lost in a single night, and criminals mingled with kings.  Neither the government nor Prohibition could stop the flow of alcohol or the lure of the “good life.” Handsome rum runner Johnny Gallo is part of New York's large, growing criminal empire where the sky is the limit.  The ruthless Gallo has a knack for knowing the right people, and a