Writing Book #29

I’m back at work, writing my 29th book, in which my readers and I return to St. Simon’s Island to see what trumpet teacher Avery Chung is doing these days with the talent that God has given her. All I can say right now is that she’s making a joyful noise. Haha!

His Quiet Serenade

His Quiet Serenade

Series: Seaside Chapel, Book 4
Genre: Christian Beach Romance
Tags: beach romance, Coming Soon from Jan Thompson, St. Simon's Island
Publisher: Georgia Press LLC
Publication Year: 2022
ASIN: B091PC34R5

He is a novelist looking for a quiet place to write his next blockbuster book. She is the trumpet teacher next door who just started a new brass ensemble in her home studio. They say opposites attract, but will Avery’s loud business venture shatter Devon’s writing career in this beach romance?

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A trumpet soloist and teacher…

When she is not playing in the Sea Islands Symphony Orchestra (SISO) or the Seaside Chapel Sanctuary Orchestra, Avery Chung teaches trumpet to local students in her Joyful Noise Brass Studio. She is overjoyed when she raises enough funds to form a brass ensemble that comprises trumpets, trombones, horns, and tubas. Her excitement is shattered when her closest neighbor shows up at her house to complain about the “noise,” and to insult her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance.

A tense writer and neighbor…

International bestselling author Devon Hu arrives on St. Simon’s Island, where nobody cares that he has sold over twenty million copies of his intergalactic science fiction saga. In the pursuit of continually satisfying his voracious and hungry readers, Devon has given up everything in his personal life. If he does not maintain his successful career, he will have sacrificed his fiancée and family for nothing. The last thing he needs is for his loud neighbor to make a racket every day but Sunday, robbing him of his concentration. No, he won’t wear earplugs, so there’s that. Why should he? He paid cash for this house that he bought from his aunt, Mama Hu, on a handshake, and clearly without a noise quality check. Yes, his mistake, but then aren’t there noise ordinances on St. Simon’s Island?

A truce between them…

When Avery’s students continue to make their joyful noises, Devon offers to rent her a music room at the Yun McMillan Music Studio on the other side of the island. Avery accepts the gift on the condition that Devon will sit in on their ensemble practice sessions once a week and attend local SISO performances for a year. Devon agrees, only to find out that his season tickets afford him frequent and up-close contact with the otherwise charming Avery. Devon’s heart begins to tune in to Avery’s beats, and he knows he’s in trouble when he spends way more time sitting in on orchestra rehearsals than writing his books. Will he be able to get away fast enough before his career is ruined?   His Quiet Serenade is the fourth novel in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Seaside Cottages Christian small town beach romance series. Devon and Avery’s story takes us to the interior of St. Simon’s Island, where these two neighbors live among spreading live oak trees near the marshes.
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