USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson writes clean and wholesome, multiethnic contemporary Christian romance, Christian romantic suspense, and inspirational international thrillers with romance. Her books are for readers who enjoy stories of faith, hope, love, and happy endings. Always.
When Share with Me (Seaside Chapel Book 1) was published in the summer of 2015, little did I know that it would take almost two years for Step with Me (Seaside Chapel Book 2) to be released. I don’t rush art, and there is a time for everything, including when Emmeline’s and Sebastian’s story would be told. This is the time.
Of course, for those who aren’t on my mailing list (never too late to sign up, right?), you might not know that in between Seaside Chapel books 1 and 2, I published 9 other books in the Savannah Sweethearts and Vacation Sweethearts collections. And I contributed books to 7 multi-author anthology boxed sets. Whew. So it wasn’t like I was just staring out the window watching the grass grow.
Step with Me takes place after Share with Me ends, and following this novel, there will be a third book in the Seaside Chapel series. I can’t wait to finish writing Sing with Me (Seaside Chapel Book 3), and I hope you will enjoy reading that novel too when it is released. I hope it will be this year, but don’t quote me on that. Haha.
After the three novels are completed, we’ll have a bonus “starter” novella to wrap up Seaside Chapel. For want of a series number, I will call the novella Book 0. Stay tuned!
Oh yes, and after Seaside Chapel is completed, guess what? The Seaside Cottages series will pick up where Seaside Chapel ends, and we will visit the lives of several supporting cast members. I can’t wait to write Toby’s story. And Matt’s. And Ben’s. And possibly Willow’s. Remember Willow? She’s Ivan’s sister in Share with Me (Seaside Chapel Book 1).
Meanwhile, have you read Share with Me (Seaside Chapel Book 1)? It will be on sale for $0.99 for two days only on January 20-21. Mark the dates and snap up the long novel before it returns to its regular price of $5.99.
Here are both books listed side by side on Amazon. Click on each book or buy the current bundle of two books.
For more information about the Seaside Chapel series, check out the series page on my website: JanThompson.com/seaside
This month’s novel is REACH FOR ME (Vacation Sweethearts Book 2). You can read the book description HERE. In the valleys of their lives, two people run into each other on top of the Great Smoky Mountains one fine season...
The scripture focus of the REACH FOR ME novel is God’s peace. We can be still before God because if we belong to Him, then He Himself is our peace. You can find these two verses at the back of the novel on the “Farewell from Keenan and Phoebe” page:
And he arose, and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea, Peace, be still.
And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them,
Why are ye so fearful?
How is it that ye have no faith?
Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.
For readers who usually shop outside Amazon, hang in there. As soon as Book 4 is done (two more books to go), the entire Vacation Sweethearts series will be available outside Amazon as well as on Amazon.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).