With her writing career starting in fiction, Samantha Means had written four novels before she began writing non-fiction Christian living. With the publication of her non-fiction book Victim to Victorious and it's accompanying 70-day devotional, it became clear there needed to be a different name to support her fiction endeavors.
Novels by Ann Collins are largely women's fiction and family saga stories.
A Winter Storm, her first novel published in 2012, was based on a true story about a woman's abusive past that she must face in order to move forward with her future.
The Fortune series, Fortune Lost, Fortune Found and Fortune Restored, is a family saga that follows a family secret that impacts generations and the God who wants to heal all that's been broken by the secret.
Novels by Ann Collins share the truth of God's love in the midst of life's tragedies. With a flare for adventure and a love for mystery, Ann Collins invites the reader into a story that just might inspire you to follow him into the adventure he has waiting for you.
When family is at stake, how important is the truth?
"I read this simply because it was recommended to me an I'm glad I did. I really liked how the author made the characters seem so real and just how the story progressed. I could feel the emotions of the people in the story and it drew me in." - Mike Maehl
"A Winter Storm is the first book that I have read in a while and it was a great jumping off point for me to get back into a regular reading routine. The characters were developed very well and at a quick pace allowing the reader to become emotionally invested in the characters' lives. At times it may seem that it is a little drawn out, but every word has it's place to keep the reader in love with Grace, the main character. The descent from the climax, however, is neat and anything but drawn out. The thing to remember about this book is that it is basically a true story. It is a subject that occurs every day all over the world and needs literature like this to bring it to light so people can view it from a perspective other than "just the past." - T. Ellis
"It was so well written with a thought provoking theme of child abuse. What happens when abuse goes unabated, and no one seems to care, but it doesn't go away and has to be dealt with and those involved forgiven."
"I sat down thinking "oh I want to start this book" about 4 hours later I had read the entire thing. I couldn't put it down. I went back and forth from laughing to mad to crying, anxiety and relief, love and hate and pretty much any emotion in between. This book was so well written that you can see yourself there watching the entire story unfold. It was so easy to read and so truthful and honest that it broke your heart and saved it all at the same time. It is a great book for anyone to read and I have recommended it to every friend and family member I have already! I can't wait for the next one!"
Great new writer! I hope there's more where this came from.
All Moira Jameson has left of her mother is what’s in the journals willed to her, and there are far more secrets to her mother’s past than Moira could have imagined. As she learns about the woman behind the veil of motherhood she finds her judgments of her mother have been, at best, unfounded.
Her secret has wounded generations, and in getting to the bottom of it Moira finds her faith and all she’s ever believed in to be challenged, and she has to ask herself if, in giving her the journals, her mother is asking for something in return beyond the grave.
"This book was SO good. I could not stop reading it, I had to find out more about Erin and her incredible childhood. It finishes with the perfect amount to have you satisfied but leaves you scrambling to get the next one!!!"
Moira is hiding one of the rarest diamonds in history and the man who lost it is on the hunt to get it back at any cost. As she tries to find the connection between the diamond and the journals her mother left her when she died, Moira discovers a pattern of secrets and lies that have wounded generations. In the midst of deceit, she also finds faith that surpasses hopeless circumstances.
In her pursuit for truth, a ripple effect takes place that brings a private investigator closure, freedom to an old man enslaved to years of bondage, and a second chance to another who lost everything he held dear. Will Moira use the truth she found to stop the cycle of deceit? Will she have enough faith to help her overcome her own loss?
"I gave this book all 5 stars. It keep me on the edge of my seat. I had to keep reading."
Little is left for Moira in Rockpoint. After losing her mother she must decide what she’s going to do with her life and the multi-million dollar diamond she keeps a secret. Meanwhile, Moira navigates her grandparent’s past through treasures and truth kept safe in a shoe box. Bits and pieces of her mother’s history continues to surface, providing some much needed closure. From the shores of Ireland in WWII to the rolling New England hills throughout the 1950s, Moira sees how some mistakes can have consequences that last for decades.
Determined to stop the cycle of deceit and compromise, she discovers a new path and finds it may take more faith and strength than she has to walk in it. As her relationship with Cale gets more complicated, the threat of losing her home and her job becomes more prominent, Moira begins to explore another relationship she never thought was possible. It may just pull her away from everything she’s ever known to receive more than she ever hoped for.