In the dark days of his career, former British Special Forces soldier, Keenan O’Tierny always keeps his eyes on Jesus, the Light of life. No matter how bleak things look, Keenan is the ever optimist because he trusts in God in Reach for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 2).
In the same novel, we meet Keenan’s counterpart who is pessimistic about life. Prodigal daughter Phoebe Pace has gone through so much brokenness that she doesn’t think she could break anymore. While hiding in the mountains and working at a funeral home, she meets Keenan sitting on her porch, watching the sunset. He has no right! Or does he?
Reach for Me
He leaves his homeland to protect his family.
She flees her hometown to abandon hers.
At a remote mountaintop retreat, an optimistic triple amputee British Special Forces veteran meets a pessimistic American girl in the valleys of their lives.
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 at Mendenhall Retreat while holding down a job at the local funeral home. Along comes the new neighbor, encroaching into her personal space. Why is he so friendly toward her? So delightful to be with? So charming? So inquisitive…?
Danger finds them on the mountaintop…Keenan is the first person in a long time to make Phoebe consider the possibility of a new chapter in her love life. However, just when she begins to think about opening up her heart to him, the ex-soldier’s unfinished business pulls her into a crisis she has never experienced before, and danger comes knocking…on the wrong door. Reach for Me is Book 2 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Vacation Sweethearts collection of contemporary Christian travel 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. Some of the novels in Vacation Sweethearts are also a prelude to the Protector Sweethearts Christian romantic suspense series. Note to Readers: In Reach for Me, we meet Esperanza Diaz-Mendenhall for the first time. We will see here again in Wait for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 3) as well as in Once a Spy (Protector Sweethearts Book 3). She has a story to tell in her own novel coming soon in Watchfire Widows. She’s also the driving force behind Watchfire Security, the namesake of the other Watchfire series. If you like to be notified when these two future romantic suspense series go live, sign up for Jan’s newsletter.
- Book 0 (Prequel): Time for Me
- Book 1: Smile for Me
- 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
- Book 6: Cheer for Me
- Book 7: Care for Me