Joy In Our Hearts

Maine's newest novelist, Ann Marie Martin, tells the story of Maria, a young woman with courage, strength and a will to make a difference in a complicated world.

Maria is one of the best known and respected authors in the world. She is president of Bechet Publishing Firm and has written 33 books over the last eleven years, all of which have become best sellers. Maria has three daughters and four sons from her first husband Paul Baron who died three years ago. She and her husband of two years, Thomas Bellefleur, have one child, a son. She also has seven step-children and twelve step-grandchildren. They live in a large beautiful country estate, "Overbrook Farm" in Spruce Valley, Maine where she does her witting. Her life is near idyllic.

BUT, Fate can be sometimes very cruel, her life will no longer be the same. No matter what happens to her, she has the faith that her life has meaning and a purpose as she touches the lives of others.