A thirty-something restaurateur barters with his sister’s friend to be his summer rent-a-girlfriend so that he can win back his ex-fiancée and business partner who is now seeing another man.
STEP WITH ME is book 2 in USA Today
bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Seaside Chapel
collection of novels blending inspirational women's fiction with contemporary Christian romance to celebrate the grace of God and hope in Jesus Christ.
“It’s past time for Talia to make the right decision. I don’t want to wait forever. I want a big wedding, a long honeymoon, and a house full of kids. What? Why can’t I nudge her in the right direction? Yeah, I know she’s already dumped me and moved on with whatshisname, but an ex can dream, can’t I?” — Sebastian Langston, owner of Saffron on Jekyll restaurant and Sage Café on St. Simon’s Island
“He says all I have to do is go out with him to be visible enough for her. He gets her back, I find my brother, and I go to grad school. A win-win. Yeah, he’s cute and has a kind heart. And she doesn’t deserve him. Oh, did I just say that?” — Emmeline O’Hanlon, harpist and music librarian of the Sea Islands Symphony Orchestra
So it begins, this ill-advised scheme to drive his commitment-phobic ex-fiancée to the altar. Sebastian thinks his plan-on-a-whim would succeed because it has to. He will turn thirty-four next September and he wants to be a father by the following summer, preferably to a passel of Talia’s future children.
The short-term business agreement would only last one summer. Emmeline needs Sebastian’s funding to search for her long lost brother, and he is enlisting one of the top private investigators in the region to find him. All she has to do is smile and make Talia jealous. A piece of cake, right?
As they keep up the ruse, Emmeline’s ethereal harp starts to sound like siren songs that distract Sebastian from his goals. Pretty soon, he’s rowing away from his well-planned goals…
Enjoy the music of the orchestra and hymns of the church, as well as follow the lives of the residents of this southern coastal town where the past and present intersect…
- Book 1: Share with Me
- Book 2: Step with Me
- Book 3: Sing with Me
Coming after Seaside Chapel
, the Seaside Cottages
novels are also set in the same beach town.
- Book 1: Stroll with Me
- Book 2: Stay with Me
- Book 3: See with Me
- Book 4: Speak with Me
- Book 5: Stand with Me
- Book 6: Serve with Me
A sister series to Seaside Chapel, Savannah Sweethearts
is a collection of clean and wholesome, sweet and inspirational contemporary Christian romances set on the beaches of Tybee Island and in the city of Savannah, Georgia.
- Book 1: Know You More
- Book 2: Tell You Soon
- Book 3: Draw You Near
- Book 4: Cherish You So
- Book 5: Walk You There
- Book 6: Love You Always
- Book 7: Kiss You Now
- Book 8: Find You Again
- Book 9: Wish You Joy
- Book 10: Call You Home
Another sister series to Seaside Chapel
, the Vacation Sweethearts
novels are a spin-off of Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts
- Book 1: Smile for Me
- Book 2: Reach for Me
- Book 3: Wait for Me
- Book 4: Look for Me
- Book 5: Cheer for Me