Interview with Ann Marie Bryan

What gives you joy?
Seeing people grow and develop into who God has called them to be and living life to the fullest.
Why did you decide to write this novel?
I wrote this novel to inspire and empower my readers, especially those who are waiting on God for a most significant gift – a husband. I wanted to testify about the faithfulness of God who understands and meets all our needs.
Why did you write an inspirational romance novel?
Everyone loves a good love story.
To reiterate that love is a decision.
To encourage readers to apply Godly principles to their relationships
To show the striking difference between walking in the Spirit and walking in the flesh with regards to relationships
To testify of God’s goodness and faithfulness through relatable characters
To spread God’s Word and promote Christian values.
To show the nature of God.
How did you come up with the title, Unforgettable, My Love has Come Along?
My courtship and wedding were unforgettable so I knew that I had to use ‘Unforgettable’ in the title. I did not want it to appear as if I was just sitting down and waiting for my husband to turn up at my door. I was living my life to the fullest. Hence, the rest of the title, ‘My Love Has Come Along.’ My husband joined me on my path to fulfill my life’s journey.
Do you have a favorite character? Why?
I have favorite characters. I can emulate traits from each of the characters. Of course, I love Annalisa because she reminds me of myself. I appreciate Orane for demonstrating the characteristics of a Godly man. I admire Annalisa’s family because of the bond that they share and I am inspired by Melissa because she is such a remarkable woman of God. The list goes on … and on!
What message would you like your readers to take away from this novel?
God is faithful
Love is a decision
Apply Godly principles to your relationships
A love connection brings joy and creates unforgettable seasons
Delay is not denial; find love at any age and any time in unusual settings

Above all, I would encourage readers, not to put God in a box. God will come through in due season. Sometimes, God takes us out of our comfort zone to stretch us and show us that we can accomplish far more than we think. He blesses us to reach and empower others.
What are your goals as a writer?
Firstly, whatever I write must bring honor to God. Secondly, my writing projects must educate, inspire and empower others. Thirdly, I desire to tell great stories with relatable characters that positively impact societies and show the awesome power of God in the lives of people and places.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy dancing, teaching, meeting people and traveling.
Are there any new writing projects on the horizon?
Yes. I am in the process of writing another book. The title will be announced later. I also intend to write the second Circle of Love novel.
Where do you see your writing taking you in the future?
I believe in working together, the exchanging of ideas and sharing of resources, so I hope that my writing takes me all over the world to share at conferences, seminars and workshops.

I am always excited and thankful for the opportunity to share with others. Since I wrote my novel, I have developed a base of very wonderful supporters who cannot wait for book 2 in the series. I love this. I enjoy the interaction with my supporters at family gatherings, book signings, workshops, church, seminars, or on the street. Our engagements can only be described as priceless.
Published 2014-03-13.
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Books by This Author

Mirrored Hearts
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
A Short Love Story He is determined to keep his secret close to his heart. She is living under the crushing weight of her own secret. Will their marriage survive when mirrored secrets are exposed? Find out in the page-turner, Mirrored Hearts, a fascinating short story about faith and love in the face of crushing secrets.
Shades of the Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Inspirational
A shocking turn of events. Past and present secrets are revealed. Things will never be the same. Will they find the courage to forgive and create a love for all times?
Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,180. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
A beautiful love story based on real-life events. Two paths, destined to cross. Friendship, faith and love are intertwined in ways neither could have imagined. Can love conquer all things? Find out in the heartwarming and humorous pages of Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along.