Happy to see that my top Instagram posts in 2020 were Bible verses. ✝️ ?
Happy to see that my top Instagram posts in 2020 were Bible verses. ✝️ ?
“I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”(John 9:4).
Here we are on the very last day of 2020. God has been with us throughout a very difficult year filled with a global pandemic, but at the end of the day, God is still God, no matter what happens in the world. We press on!
Praise the Lord that He is always with us. May your new year be filled with God’s blessings and protection always as you work unto the Lord!
Today I’m blogging at Sally Shupe’s website about Vacation Sweethearts and the latest novel in this series, Pray for Me. This novel is coming soon in January 2021.
Do you like to travel? If this year were not what it has been, would you have traveled, and where would you have gone?
What about armchair book travel? Do you like to visit places without having to pack and unpack suitcases? In a year when traveling is difficult or restricted, there is good news for readers who like to read clean and wholesome Christian romance novels set on beautiful beaches and memorable mountains. All we need are books to read!
Today I’d like to talk about my latest Christian romance, Pray for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 5), which will be released in January 2021. Before we get to that novel, how about a brief travel tour of the first four books in the series for readers who prefer to read books in sequence?
A Brief Tour of Vacation Sweethearts
My entire Vacation Sweethearts series takes you to sunny places all year round. Even in winter, as it is now in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope that you can still find a story to warm your heart. There are eight books altogether in this collection. The prequel and Books 6-7 will be coming soon.
- Book 0 (Prequel): Time for Me (Coming Soon!)
- Book 1: Smile for Me (Island Romance)
- Book 2: Reach for Me (Romance with Suspense)
- Book 3: Wait for Me (Romance with Suspense)
- Book 4: Look for Me (Romance with Suspense)
- Book 5: Pray for Me (On Preorder)
- Book 6: Care for Me (Coming Soon!)
- Book 7: Cheer for Me (Coming Soon!)
Our first stop is in the Bahamas, where we meet assistant principal Byron Moss and potter Tina MacFarland in Smile for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 1), a beach romance set in the hot summer months. Stay in Nassau, where Byron works at Chapel by the Sea Christian School. Follow Tina as she teaches art classes in the summer camp. Visit Moss Cay, a tiny private island with a bay and hammocks under coconut trees.
From sea level in Book 1, we travel to the top of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, where Mendenhall Retreat offers a secluded respite. It’s not a resort that you can just reserve. There is a special waiting list, and most of the guests have high-level clearance in this romance with suspense, Reach for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 2). There, we meet triple amputee former British special forces soldier Keenan O’Tierney and Misty Mountain resident Phoebe Pace.
From the October mountains of Tennessee, we fly to Alaska in Wait for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 3) to a cruise ship sailing through the Inside Passage. Onboard is Logan Urquhart, his ex-wife, Marie Bouchard, and their five-year-old son on a broken family cruise. This is also a romance with suspense as soon as Marie’s real job is revealed.
Crossing the continent, we return to the Atlantic Ocean and meet up with Martin MacFarland on the Florida beaches of Key Largo in Look for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 4). We met both Martin and Corinne in his sister’s story in Book 1. Where has Corinne been for four years? Those four years bring the FBI to her door in this romance with suspense.
Just a short flight from Key Largo and Miami, we come full circle back to the Bahamas in Pray for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 5). This time, Augustus Moss flies from Nassau in the Bahamas to the landlocked city of Atlanta, Georgia. Other than the summer heat, Atlanta has little in common with Nassau. The city has no ocean, no sea breeze, no Caribbean beaches. Just the perfect place for Gus to get away.
Pray for Me: A Caribbean Summer in Atlanta…
When his ex-fiancée marries someone else, landscaper Gus takes a vacation away from his Bahamas home, visits his cousin in the USA, and falls in love with a pastor’s daughter. Is it just romance on the rebound? Or is there something serious going on in this friends-to-more travel romance?
After losing Veronique, Augustus Moss III needs a distraction and a change of scenery. He takes a leave of absence from his landscaping job in Nassau and flies to Atlanta, Georgia, to visit his cousin, Byron Moss. When Byron’s whole family catches a cold, Gus ends up staying at Pastor Fitzpatrick’s house and finds himself drafted into serving in some of Midtown Chapel’s summer ministries. He agrees to help because he is a friend of the pastor’s eldest daughter, Tallulah, who seems to believe strongly in charity work.
Women’s Ministry Director Tallulah Fitzpatrick is not only ministering to single moms in the Atlanta area, but she is also on the Midtown Chapel committee to plant a new church in the small town of Lakeside in North Georgia, where her grandmother still lives. Pulled in many directions, she is grateful to have Gus volunteering. Although she has made up her mind to only marry an ordained pastor, she can’t help being drawn to Gus, the landscaper with an MBA.
Are Gus and Tallulah just flirting with each other for the summer, or will the romance last into the winters of their lives? When a problem arises at Midtown Chapel, Gus does something unexpected, surprising even himself. Will he lose Tallulah due to his spur-of-the-moment decision that he can’t follow up with when he returns to the Bahamas?
Pray for Me is available for preorder on Amazon worldwide. You can also use these links to find the other novels in the Vacation Sweethearts series.
- Amazon USA: com/pray-amazon
- Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08696S93R
- Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08696S93R
- Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08696S93R
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Raised on a tropical island, USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson loves reminiscing about island life when she writes her Christian beach romance novels. Other than small-town stories, Jan also writes big-city romantic suspense and international technothrillers, a nod to her background in computer science. Jan’s books are for readers who enjoy stories of faith, family, and friends. When she is not busy being an author, Jan is a wife, mother, reader, hobbyist, and chief of staff to the family cat.
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