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AUTHOR LIFE: Delivering life-changing messages

It’s beautiful and empowering how Christian or inspirational authors weave the Word of God into their stories.

Usually, I pray about the theme of my story before I start to write. Each book in the “Encounters of the Heart” series is different and so are the messages and love stories. I pray because I want to make sure that I’m on track with the right theme for the right season. For the series in general, I hope readers will realize that there is usually more to a person’s behavior than what meets the eyes.

There are usually innate circumstances in an individual’s life that impact his or her behavior and disposition. However, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ makes a difference.

Jesus Christ transforms lives and brings hope in the midst of despair.

Through the Encounters of the Heart series, I hope readers will be reminded that love is a beautiful emotion and it is okay to love passionately, very passionately. However, loving someone is never as easy as we would like it to be. For as 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 states: “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;…”

Where My Heart Belongs is a heart-stirring story about love deferred and rediscovered under unforgettable circumstances. The story is laced with faith, friendship, and a sense of community. I wanted to inspire readers to trust our Father’s heart. Sometimes, God shows us our future and then moves us towards it. The thing is, we don’t always know all we have to go through to get it. Remember the story of Joseph. If you are trying to walk in your destiny, there will be roadblocks. But above all, I hope “Where My Heart Belongs” will demonstrate God’s desire to free people from life-altering events that haunt them.

The above is an excerpt from my Heartwings blog interview with Pastor Danyelle Scroggins. Read more here: Heartwings Blog.

Where My Heart Belongs

The highly anticipated fourth installment in the Encounters of the Heart series.

This is the captivating love story of Tyler Bradshaw and Madison Kanate. This novel brings together love, forgiveness, restoration, and new beginnings, while illustrating God’s desire to free people from life-altering events that haunt them. You will keep turning the pages long past your bedtime.

Back Cover Description

Love guided them to precisely what they needed—each other.

From the moment Tyler Bradshaw first lays eyes on Madison Kanate, it’s a dream come true. She is everything he wants, yet everything he feels he cannot have. He is determined to keep his distance, but he can’t, not with the love she offers him. They become the best of friends. That works flawlessly, until she wants more….

That was seven years ago.

Madison has come a long way since falling apart at any reminder of Tyler. He had left her questioning God’s plan for her life, and uncertain of how to move forward. Eventually, she takes charge of her life, putting memories of Tyler to rest with a successful interior design business, along with many charitable projects. Anything else, especially love, ranks a distant second.

Tyler and Madison reunite through the shenanigan of Mason, Madison’s twin brother. Tyler wishes he could change the past… but life does not offer do-overs. Even so, he believes God has provided a golden opportunity for him—his last chance to win Madison’s heart. As he begins to open up about his childhood and trailing baggage, Madison realizes that his faith has been built in the face of adversity.

But Tyler’s childhood holds a secret even he doesn’t know. In the face of a staggering revelation that challenges the fabric of his faith, Tyler drops a bombshell of his own. When Madison tries to walk away, she recognizes that deep down she wants happily-ever-after. With her faith rekindled, she decides to trust God, believing she will not be left to pick up the pieces of her heart all over again. But will Tyler allow himself to heal so he can let Madison in? Will they move beyond the past and build a life together?

Thank you in advance for reading "Where My Heart Belongs". I pray that the story of Tyler Bradshaw and Madison Kanate touches your heart in a meaningful way. May God continue to bless you on your journey.

Standalone books in the Encounters of the Heart series:

Book 1- Shades of the Heart (The story of Blake & Gabrielle Montgomery)

Book 2 - Mirrored Heart: Sealed by Fire (The story of Larry & Rozene Kanate)

Book 3 - A Place for my Heart (The story of Chandler Peynard & Sabrina Benjamin)

Book 4 - Where My Heart Belongs (The story of Tyler Bradshaw & Madison Kanate)

Ann Marie Bryan CEO & Founder, Victorious By Design Author, Encounters of the Heart series

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