Are you looking for Anne Mateer? Guess what? You are in the right place! When I received my first publishing contract in 2010, my publisher asked me to tweak my name. So I did. To avoid confusion, I used Anne not only for my books but also in all of my writing and online life. I now have the opportunity to re-release my previously published book under my given name–and to use my real name on new projects. This has made me so happy! So whether you arrived seeking Anne or D’Ann, I’m glad you are here!
While I have been reading and writing for almost my whole life–and editing others for the past 15 years–these are things I do, not who I am. At the core, I am a woman trying to live her life in a manner pleasing to Jesus. Over the years, He has taken an insecure, fearful, sometimes angry girl and has turned her into a more trusting, peaceful, grace-filled woman. I want that woman to be clearly visible online, in person, and in the books I write.
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Up Next: Hidden Riches
While helping her sister update on of the rooms in Grandma Pearl’s house, Amy Allen discovers a secret staircase hidden behind the wall. She and Tracy expect the staircase to lead to the attic once again, but are surprised to find a secret room instead. Inside they find a drafting table, mysterious sketches, and an antique locket with photographs of a little girl and boy inside. Whose belongings are these? And why are they hidden away?
As Amy researches the Depression years in Canton and begins to piece together the connections between the desk, the sketches, the locket, and Grandma Pearl’s life in 1933, she is reminded that she is not the only one to ever question that God will provide. In a financial bind herself, Amy has been struggling to keep her family afloat on her own. But perhaps she will learn that God’s provision can come in the most mysterious of ways.
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