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Music composed by
Joseph Kirkwood and Mike Kelly –
Recorded at Mike Kelly Studio

About the author.

Melanie Powers

Born in Chicago, Illinois and growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Melanie eventually found herself settling in Jacksonville, Florida. As one of six children and the mother of four sons and three daughters, she’s faced many challenges life has brought to her. With her husband of 38 years by her side, Melanie faced those challenges with the same strength she writes into her books’ characters. It is this strength and tenacity that equipped her for roles as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Working in the ministry and as a family counselor for more than twenty years, Melanie also found time to fulfill her desire to spend several weeks as a missionary to the Philippines and Ghana. This increased her love for people and gave her a profound respect for other cultures. She has been a guest speaker for women’s events in the U.S. and abroad. Melanie looks forward to realizing her lifelong dream of one day traveling to the great nation of China.

Not limiting herself to writing, Melanie is currently enrolled in college and vocal mastery courses. She delights in spending time with her ever-growing family, traveling, being in the mountains, and whitewater rafting.

When asked about her experience writing Anna, she said, “Writing this novel was a true labor of love. It has been a wonderful adventure, filled with many unexpected moments of joy and delight. I feel as if it was a gift from God and I hope you will receive it as a gift to you.”

Melanie's books

  • Ms. Katherine

    I was given Anna, a Story of Redemption as a gift. Not my usual genre, but I must confess I truly enjoyed it. The writer, Melanie , brought you into the story with such ease and within a few pages you felt as if you were there with Anna. Strong characters, beautifully crafted romance, historically interesting, well written. I recommend this book to anyone who loves taking a journey back in time and living with the people there.

  • Raquel Bevza

    It took me a while to read  Anna, a Story of Redemption, because of my eye sight, but what a wonderful story!  I laughed, cried, got mad and loved the entire book.   Written with such depth and clarity that I had to remind myself  it is a novel, not a biography.  I hope you continue your writing career the world needs beautiful love stories.

  • Mrs. Alice Rice

    I just finished reading Anna a Story of Redemption. What a wonderful story!  It has everything good books should have. Strong characters, suspense, love, hate and surprise ending.  Thank you for writing this beautiful story.

  • Kate Brady

    I just loved reading Anna, and finished it just moments ago. I love the way you tied it all together at the end – what a joy.
    The characters become real and the tale itself is captivating and real, especially to hear eye witness accounts from characters who lived with Jesus before, during and well after the crucifixion.

  • ScottJacksonville, Fl.

    Romance books are not my thing, but thank you for writing such a great book. God used it to bring healing to me and my relationship with others. Forgiveness came to me and through me as I read this novel. Your characters were  strong  and so real, the history is spot on. Again thank you so very much this book changed my life.  My wife says your second book  is completely different, but just as good.

  • Vivian Cheek

    This book was given to me as a gift and I absolutely LOVE it! The author brings to life the story of Anna's and how her life fit into the time of Christ. It is moving, romantic, and a love story for her husband and her Lord. It is a "must read" for everyone and a great gift to the Christian woman. This is a five star book!

  • PeggyJacksonville, Fl.

    Anna has been a really interesting read. I started the day it came and finished it last night. I felt very close to these folks and to Jesus as I participated in their struggles and "walked" with Anna through her lifetime. Thanks so much.

  • Penny Powell

    The book is absolutely amazing and evokes all sorts of emotions, and I've never cried so much from a book in my life!! 🙂 One day, I wanted to pause from reading and share with you what I was feeling at that time, but since I didn't want to put the book down, I just kept on going. 🙂  If I didn't have to balance the book with other responsibilities, I would have finished it in a day....because it keeps you wanting to know what's next and next and next while getting fed spiritually. You are a seriously a gifted writer!! Love this BOOK!

  • Deseret Brown

    Anna is one of the most inspirational and beautiful books I've read. The faith-filled miracles of God that emblazon these pages bring light to the soul and encourage one to come unto the Master Jesus Christ. I've grown closer to Him as I apply such faith and goodness, as found in this book, to my own life. He truly is in everything, especially us. If you know and love God, or want to come to know Him, read this book! I promise you'll be blessed as you let the teachings of the Savior change you.

  • Diane ThomasChicago

    Melanie, I finished your book  ANNA and I truly loved it!  sincerely, I couldn’t put it down. My grandchildren commented “wow, grandma, you must really like that book.” I’m looking forward to the next one.

  • Heather M.

    I read your book, Ruler of Kings, Voice of the Ancients, in one night! I couldn’t put it down.  What a great novel. Strong characters, breath taking places  full of twists and unexpected events. This would make a super intense  movie.  Send it to Hollywood.

  • Mr. Louis Vella

    Ruler of Kings, is a thriller for sure!  The events in this novel speak of today and yet were written seven years ago, very foretelling of our current political situation.    This novel takes you on a journey around the world giving you an intriguing look into unspeakable wealth, power, evil, beauty, innocence, romance, betrayal all the emotion’s readers desire!  Would love to see this on the big screen, it is that exciting.

  • Ms. Katherine

    I was given Anna, a Story of Redemption as a gift. Not my usual genre, but I must confess I truly enjoyed it. The writer, Melanie , brought you into the story with such ease and within a few pages you felt as if you were there with Anna. Strong characters, beautifully crafted romance, historically interesting, well written. I recommend this book to anyone who loves taking a journey back in time and living with the people there.

  • Raquel Bevza

    It took me a while to read  Anna, a Story of Redemption, because of my eye sight, but what a wonderful story!  I laughed, cried, got mad and loved the entire book.   Written with such depth and clarity that I had to remind myself  it is a novel, not a biography.  I hope you continue your writing career the world needs beautiful love stories.

  • Jerry Havelend

    I couldn’t put it down, I’m talking about Ruler of Kings, The Voice of the Ancients. What a great book!!   Tons of twists and turns, exciting places and appealing characters.  Would love to see this made into a movie.  Hope Hollywood doesn’t miss this one.

  • Mrs. Alice Rice

    I just finished reading Anna a Story of Redemption. What a wonderful story!  It has everything good books should have. Strong characters, suspense, love, hate and surprise ending.  Thank you for writing this beautiful story.

  • Sue Anne Wilson

    Every day I rush  home and continue to read your book Ruler of Kings!   What a thrilling story, unexpected twists and turns, strong characters  mystical and alluring places- I love it!  Interesting plot regarding a world ruler.   Write more, please.

  • Theresa ThomasOrlando, Fl.

    Ruler of Kings,  what a thriller-wow!   The exotic places and mystery- you paint a vivid story.  I know I should hate that seductive charmer, but I can’t.  He is everything women want and don’t need! Lol    One of my favorite scenes is the ancient festival and the  opulent desert tent, take me there.  Is there a sequel? I hope so.

  • Kate Brady

    I just loved reading Anna, and finished it just moments ago. I love the way you tied it all together at the end – what a joy.
    The characters become real and the tale itself is captivating and real, especially to hear eye witness accounts from characters who lived with Jesus before, during and well after the crucifixion.

  • Lisa

    This one is so different from your first book, Anna. But  the story was every bit as good, and I couldn’t wait to come home from work and continue reading.  The people in this book are alive and you wrote it allowing us to be a part of each chapter- wonderful.  The beautiful and exotic scenes were spell binding and alluring.  Please tell me you have another one coming!

Melanie’s Books Are Now Available At both Chamblin Bookmine locations In Jacksonville

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