- Publisher: Georgia Press LLC
- ISBN: 978-1-944188-58-0
A singing chef…
A tortured hero…
A cottage by the sea…
A father of two, widowed billionaire Diehl Brooks falls in love with his personal chef, but complications from his unfulfilled first marriage threatens his chance for love a second time around.
Welcome back to another Seaside Chapel beach romance novel set on St. Simon’s Island on the Atlantic Coast and the neighboring fictional Seaside Island, where the rich and famous hide away.
A selfless personal chef…
Skye Langston is a personal chef for residents and vacationers in the St. Simon’s Island area. When she finds out that her friend Brinley’s vacant beach house will be occupied for the summer, Skye is elated because she helped design the chef’s kitchen in that oceanfront house several years ago, and would love to cook in it again.
However, when Skye realizes who she will be cooking for, she is hesitant. She has heard a lot about Diehl, the once bad boy on the island, but they moved in different social circles. Now their worlds intersect in his beach retreat. Single again, the billionaire is available, but Skye resists wanting him.
Seeing him almost every day changes something about her view of him, but Skye tells herself she is only being kind to the widower, as the Bible asks Christians to be kind to one another.
A single-again billionaire…
A prodigal son who has wandered away from God, businessman Diehl doesn’t know how to come home. After being tragically widowed, he works himself aground at his father’s company, believing that a packed schedule would bury his grief. He leaves his two school-aged children with a nanny, and eventually agrees to let them stay with his in-laws. His own parents are in a tug-of-war to spend time with their grandchildren.
Diehl burns out at work, and is forced to take a summer sabbatical before they let him ruin the multi-billion-dollar family business. Reluctantly, he moves into his sister’s beach house on St. Simon’s Island to unwind and find himself. It has room for his two kids to stay with him, and it’s close enough to his parents’ home on Seaside Island for them to spend time with their grandparents.
In the beach retreat, his casual friendship with his sister’s personal chef quickly turns into something romantic, but his past shows up to collect yet another pound of flesh.
A splintered family…
Diehl might be newly single again, but his first marriage has long tentacles. When secrets from his unfulfilling marriage-of-convenience threaten his present happiness, Diehl is convinced he is not good enough for Skye. She is so beautiful and so pure that she does not deserve the stains and sins of his past life. Why would God bless him with love a second time around when he failed the first time?
In the middle of his emotional angst, Diehl’s children throw his life into a tailspin. Even as Skye’s singing voice soothes Diehl’s soul, Diehl doesn’t believe in happy endings. How can God give him sweet promises of a better tomorrow when his life is so bitter right now?
Sing with Me is book 3 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Seaside Chapel Christian beach romance novels set on St. Simon’s Island and its surrounding beaches and coastal towns. At the heart of this series is Seaside Chapel, a church by the sea where Christians far and near congregate to hear God’s Word, refresh their souls, and renew their purpose in Christ.
If you enjoy this novel, you might also enjoy the rest of the Seaside Chapel series and its sister series. As with all of Jan Thompson’s stories, each book comes with uplifting themes of encouragement for the journey of life. Happy reading!
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