Draw You Near: A Multiethnic Contemporary Christian Romance

Georgia Press LLC
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Lars and Abilene are drawn to each other, but will their relationship end up like an unfinished painting?

Savannah artist Abilene Dupree keeps her personal life out of her commercial paintings except one. That one painting has now brought Londoner Lars Cargill back to the coastal town and into her art world. Can she hold him at bay before he invades her personal space and paint his way into her heart?

A multiethnic contemporary Christian romance, DRAW YOU NEAR is book 3 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series of sweet, clean, wholesome, and inspirational multiethnic contemporary Christian romances celebrating faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ.

Lars’s Labor...

While on vacation in Savannah last year, Lars Cargill bought a small watercolor painting for his estate in England. The more he stared at the artwork, the more he wanted to meet the woman in the painting. This summer, Lars returns to Savannah to find the elusive real-life Lady and the Sea. Problem is, the artist says she doesn’t exist. Of course, he doesn’t believe her. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be showing up in her art classes and following her around. He doubts she has the heart to turn him away, not when he shows her that he has artistic potential.

Abilene’s Art...

Abilene Dupree is busy trying to make a living as an artist and art teacher in Savannah. She sells commercial art, not personal stories. Although much of her heart goes into her paintings, she doesn’t reveal her soul, not even to the clean-cut guy with cute dimples who is searching for the woman in her Lady and the Sea painting. She keeps telling Lars that the illusive woman in the painting doesn’t exist. Well, the more she tells him that, the more she begins to believe her own words. Before she could give him the real answers he seeks, Lars’s own past shows up and he has to leave Savannah. Will their relationship be like an unfinished painting?

If you enjoy DRAW YOU NEAR, you might enjoy the rest of the Savannah Sweethearts romances set in the beach town of Tybee Island and in the coastal city of Savannah, two of the most romantic coastal towns in the world.

SAVANNAH SWEETHEARTS

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

VACATION SWEETHEARTS

The Vacation Sweethearts novels are a spin-off of the Savannah Sweethearts series. Fans will recognize familiar faces from Riverside Chapel. In fact, we might visit old friends and beloved families there from time to time.

Book 1: Smile for Me
Book 2: Reach for Me
Book 3: Wait for Me
Book 4: Look for Me
Book 0 (Bonus): Cheer for Me

SEASIDE CHAPEL

Seaside Chapel is a sister series to Savannah Sweethearts. Set on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, the novels in this series chronicle the lives and times of a group of Christian friends attending Seaside Chapel, a sister church to Riverside Chapel.

Book 1: Share with Me
Book 2: Step with Me
Book 3: Sing with Me
Book 0 (Prequel): Sail with Me
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He has left his homeland to protect his family.
She has fled her hometown to abandon hers.

At a remote mountaintop retreat, an optimistic triple amputee veteran meets a pessimistic beauty in the valleys of their lives.

REACH FOR ME is book 2 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Vacation Sweetheartscollection of contemporary Christian romance novels celebrating the immeasurable grace and undeserved mercy of God. These Vacation Sweethearts novels are a spin-off of Jan’s inspirational Savannah Sweethearts series.

In his valley of determination…

Highly decorated for his heroism in fighting terrorism on behalf of his grateful nation, Keenan has given enough to his country. Yet, his enemies are going after him and his former team members as an act of personal vengeance. To protect his family, Keenan leads a trail away from Britain. Off the grid, he is incognito at a remote resort in the mountains of Tennessee. While waiting for his storm to pass, he meets an American girl who is hiding for a different reason in the same misty mountains…

In her valley of discouragement…

Bearing the burden of a mistake-riddled life, prodigal adopted daughter Phoebe Pace has nowhere else to go. She finds solace in the Great Smoky Mountains, living in quiet regret. What is she going to do with her new neighbor encroaching in her private personal space? Why is he so friendly toward her? So delightful to be with? So charming? So inquisitive…? Just when Phoebe begins to think that she might open up her heart to Keenan, the ex-soldier’s unfinished business pulls her into a crisis she has never experienced before, and danger comes knocking…on the wrong door.

VACATION SWEETHEARTS

The Vacation Sweethearts novels are a spin-off of Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series.

Book 1: Smile for Me

Book 2: Reach for Me

Book 3: Wait for Me

Book 4: Look for Me

Book 0 (Prequel): Cheer for Me

Book 2
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.

The Desperate
“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

The Dreamer
“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

The Duet
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…


SEASIDE CHAPEL

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

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Publisher
Georgia Press LLC
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Published on
Apr 10, 2017
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Pages
162
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ISBN
9781944188030
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
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