BACK COVER: After an epic fail in the hetero world, Ash Jackson heads cross country to Arizona to make peace with his sexuality and his God. Nashville Star Samma Templeton’s music career bankrolls her future husband’s political campaigns. But she pukes before every concert and feels like a place-keeper on the senator’s calendar. When Ash moves into Samma’s apartment building, their childhood friendship resurrects, and Samma must choose between promoting a political agenda that will benefit millions or following her heart. Ash must face his inner demons for the girl who was his past and might be his future.
“If I could only choose one word to describe Ann Lee Miller’s Chasing Happy, I would have to say ‘Monumental’. This is Christian fiction at its finest. It’s edgy, gritty, and believable with absolutely no sugar coating, yet sensitive, romantic, and deeply moving. Don’t dismiss it because of the ‘hot button’ topic. It just may be the best thing I’ve read this year.”
Four friends navigate college and the drama churned up by their Florida beach band to cement friendship and more. Avra wants love, but drummer Cisco—self-medicating from his parents’ divorce with sex and intoxicants—is a poor choice. Cisco hungers for fresh-baked cookies and the scent of family he finds at Avra’s. Kallie shares her classically trained voice only with lead vocalist Jesse and fights to keep her heart safe. Jesse feeds on fame and hides more than insecurity beneath his guitar. The friends surf ego, betrayal, and ambition and head for wipeout. But somehow, when they’re not looking, Avra’s God changes them all.
“My favorite thing about Ann Lee Miller’s books is her characters because they’re relatable and real. She knows what’s going on with college kids and twenty-somethings, and I couldn’t get enough of her stories. Action, romantic tension, characters who breathe–what more could you ask for?”
2015 Readers Favorite Bronze Award, Inspirational Fiction
2nd Round of 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
A tale of passions indulged, denied, and ultimately forgiven: On the verge of bagging the two things he wants most—a sailing charter business and marrying old money—Jake Murray’s fiancée/sole crew member dumps him. Salvation comes in the form of dyslexic, basketball toting Rachel Martin, the only one to apply for the first mate position he slapped on craigslist. On a dead run from a married man she never should have messed with, Rachel’s salvation is shoving ocean between her and temptation. Jake’s biker-chick of a boat sails through hurricanes, real and figurative. A cast of wannabe sailors, Rachel’s ex, Jake’s, a baby—go along for the ride. The many-layered story weaves together disparate strands into a seamless cord. Mother and daughter look eerily alike—down to their lusts. Their symbiotic bond, forged in the blood of childbirth on the kitchen floor and cemented by their secrets, must be broken. A son must go home. Sin must be expunged. Tattered Innocence is for anyone who’s ever woken up sealed in a fifty-gallon drum of guilt.
“My favorite kinds of books are the ones you can’t put down. I got so hooked on the romance in Ann’s story that I stayed up till 3 a.m. reading. Her characters were wonderful, and I had to know what happened next.”
2015 Readers Favorite 2015 Finalist, Christian Romance
First Place Long Contemporary '09
RWA “Faith, Hope, Love” Contest
Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble: Cal Koomer. She’s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal’s surfer six-pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her. The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine’s ivory skin, high cheek bones, and internal sparklers behind her eyes, but falling for her would caterwaul him into his parents’ life. No thanks. The girl was self-righteous waiting to happen. Mom served sanctimony like vegetables, three servings a day, and he had a gut full. Rec Director Drew taunts her with “Rainey” and calls her an enabler. He is so infernally there like a horsefly—till he buzzes back to his ex. Raine’s brother tweaks. Her dream of Africa dies small deaths. Will she figure out what to fight for and what to free before it’s too late?
“Ann Lee Miller writes stories straight from the heart with characters who’ll become friends, remaining with you long after you turn that final page. You won’t want to miss Kicking Eternity!”
Over 100,000 copies
Won Honorable Mention in the Wilkes University 2015 Writer's Conference
Art of My Life
Cal walked out of jail and into a second chance at winning Aly with his grandma’s beater sailboat and a reclaimed dream of sailing charters. Aly has the business smarts, strings to a startup loan, and heart he never should have broken. He’s got squat. Unless you count enough original art for a monster rummage sale and an affection for weed. But he’d only ever loved Aly. That had to count for something. Aly needed a guy who owned yard tools, tires worth rotating, and a voter’s registration card. He’d be that guy or die trying. For anyone who’s ever struggled to measure up. And failed.
“When I read one of Ann’s books, I can’t put it down. The multi-layered relationships that develop between the characters, the painful honesty of complex human emotion and depravity, and the vivid descriptions engage me in a way not many people can.”
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