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Author Spotlight: Ann Marie Bryan

We are delighted to feature “Where My Heart Belongs” by Ann Marie Bryan. This novel is a heart-stirring story about love deferred and rediscovered under unforgettable circumstances. This story brings together love, forgiveness, restoration, and new beginnings, while illustrating God’s desire to free people from life-altering events that haunt them.

The story confirmed that from God’s perspective, there are no failures, just possibilities. No matter how many wrong turns you take, God knows how to redirect your life and put you back on the right track. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (KJV)


Title: Where My Heart Belongs

Genre: Christian Fiction


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?

Standalone books in the Encounters of the Heart series:

Book 1 – Shades of the Heart

Book 2 – Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire

Book 3 – A Place for my Heart

Book 4 – Where My Heart Belongs

Book 5 – Hearts over the Line



She Does It Again

“Bryan gives us a soul stirring glimpse of God moving through time to secure the positioning of His children, and it was awesome! Through this book we recognize how the enemy will try to cause our feelings to rise above or become more important than God’s plan. We must always keep in the corner of our minds that all things work uniquely and perfectly together (no matter how bad) for the greater good for those who love God; and this book from start to finish represents His love, His handiwork, and His plans for us to prosper on all accounts.

This book made me frustrated (especially with Em & Ty) and it also made me smile and cry. I would recommend this book to any young adult Bible study, book club, or even Sunday school class as it is sure to spark discussion.

Thank you Ann Marie for giving us another good work that proves we can fight temptation, date with holiness in mind, love without fear, and trust safely in the plan of our God! Be blessed…” Amazon Customer


Ann Marie Bryan is a multi-talented leader with a passion for excellence. She is the CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design, an organization committed to providing top quality writing, editing, and publishing services and comprehensive personal and professional development programs to meet the unique needs of individuals and organizations.

A Christian Fiction author, Ann Marie writes to educate, inspire and empower others. She desires to tell great stories with fascinating characters to show the awesome power of God in the lives of people and places. Her celebrated bestselling Encounters of the Heart series, blend faith and romance that test the resilience of love.

Ann Marie's greatest passion is to empower others to succeed by tapping into their God-given potential. She enjoys writing, reading, dancing, teaching, meeting people and traveling. With all the knowledge and experiences that God has so graciously blessed her with, Ann Marie is determined to make her life a ministry for the Lord.


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