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Her books are also translated into German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, and other languages. Jan studied writing at the UCLA Writers Program, sailed on Semester at Sea, and graduated from the University of Texas and Harvard Business School. She lives near the beach in southern California.
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A season of joy. The spirit of family.
**From a USA Today Bestselling author. Read as a stand-alone story or as part of the Summer Beach series.**
When sisters Ivy and Shelly Bay discover crates of vintage Christmas decorations at the Seabreeze Inn, they decide to open their historic beach house to the residents of Summer Beach. From a Gingerbread Bake-off and a Santa Sprint on the beach to a mysterious guest who has an unusual effect on those around him, the Seabreeze Inn is the place to be this holiday season. Families and friends come together, and love is in the air—until a priceless discovery at the beachside inn complicates matters.
While Ivy creates a holiday special for single guests with nowhere else to go, Bennett Dylan, the mayor of Summer Beach, helps organize Christmas celebrations. However, the holidays will test Ivy and Bennett’s relationship, especially when Ivy’s grown children voice their opinions. As hidden secrets surface, Ivy faces a decision that could change her life.
This season, everyone is family at the Seabreeze Inn. Join residents and guests in this small beach village for the warmest of holiday gatherings. Seabreeze Christmas may be read as a standalone, or start with the USA Today bestseller, Seabreeze Inn, to get to know all the Summer Beach characters. This year, let the sleigh bells ring across the beach in a delightful holiday novel.
Available in ebook, paperback, hardcover, large print, and audiobook.
"Seabreeze Inn is truly an enjoyable, lovely read that will lift your spirits." - Amazon Reviewer E.S.
"This book is the perfect blend of mystery and romance in a spectacular setting. I love how the women in Jan's stories are always intelligent and strong. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family. " - Amazon Reviewer B.J.T.
"For fans of romantic sagas, a compelling voice to follow." -Booklist
The high summer season. A long-awaited wedding. Surprises at a historic beach inn.
**From a USA Today bestselling author**
At the historic Seabreeze Inn, a summer beach wedding has sisters Ivy and Shelly Bay are busier than ever with wedding plans. New guests arrive for the high summer season, bringing with them fresh challenges. As Ivy prepares the old beach house for a family wedding, surprising discoveries from decades past arise once again.
Seabreeze Wedding is the latest in the beloved Summer Beach series. RSVP now and join the party. Available soon in ebook, paperback, hardcover, large print, and audiobook.
A widowed artist. An old crush. One summer to get her life back.
**A USA Today bestseller.**
Ivy Marin’s life implodes after discovering that her late husband had spent their life savings on a beach house. Strapped for cash as an art teacher and with nowhere to go, Ivy and her recently jilted sister head to Summer Beach to recreate their lives. If only renovating a historical home didn’t unveil a host of hidden secrets in the beachside community—and the mayor wasn’t her former high school crush.
Bennett Dylan led a campaign against Ivy’s late husband to block the rezoning of the beach house land for a high-rise resort. Although it’s been ten years since his wife’s death, Bennett is avoiding the pain of loving—and possibly losing—another woman. And then the FBI shows up… Ivy’s demands for a zoning variance for a bed-and-breakfast couldn’t come at a worse time for him.
Despite distractions, Ivy has one summer to sway the town to salvage her livelihood and the new life in Summer Beach she’s come to love.
With spellbinding intrigue and poignant self-discovery, Seabreeze Inn is a sweet summer beach read. If you like sun-soaked beach sagas you can lose yourself in, Seabreeze Inn and Summer Beach’s fascinating characters are for you. Start your vacation in Summer Beach now with Seabreeze Inn and the Summer Beach series. After that, the Summer Beach fun continues with the new Coral Cottage. Find out why readers say, "Life is better in Summer Beach."
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A fresh start. A sunny beach town. One summer to rediscover her life.
**NOW A USA TODAY (August 6, 2020) BESTSELLER!**
A new beach read series set in the beloved village of Summer Beach.
When Marina Moore’s life blows up on national television, she seeks refuge at her grandmother’s beach house called the Coral Cottage. Now in her mid-forties with children in college, Marina is in dire need of her grandmother's gutsy advice to a well-lived life. Marina meets an old friend, Ivy Bay, proprietor of the Seabreeze Inn, who encourages her to share her love of food at the local farmer’s market. Soon Marina’s sister Kai arrives on a summer break from her musical theater troupe. Together, the sisters discover new paths bound to change them forever. If only those changes didn’t require such long leaps of faith.
Jack Ventana, a newspaper writer and confirmed bachelor nomad, is on a six-month sabbatical to write his first book. The only company he wants is his inquisitive Labrador Retriever puppy, but when he receives a call from an old colleague, he finds his life altered in ways he never imagined—including the prospect of romance.
What began as a short, reclusive holiday is destined to change Marina’s life, especially when Jack’s research uncovers her grandmother Ginger’s hidden past. Join the fun in Summer Beach, where the bonds of friendship and love prove unbreakable.
From the author of the bestselling Seabreeze Inn at Summer Beach book series, the Coral Cottage is a new chapter on the sunny coastline. Get it now in ebook, hardcover, paperback, and large print. Audiobook coming soon--mark it on your wish list. For women's fiction readers of Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, and Mary Alice Monroe.
“I love how the women in Jan’s stories are always intelligent and strong business women. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family.” - Reviewer B.J.T.
“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
“[Jan Moran is] is a compelling voice to follow.” - Booklist
“Each of Jan Moran's books is captivating and reflects her love of the written word, as well as her insatiable curiosity.” - Reviewer Andrea S.
Untangling secrets at a historic beach inn has unimagined surprises.
With the high summer season underway at the Seabreeze Inn, Ivy Bay faces new challenges. She has just one season to make the inn a success to pay the tax bill her late husband left behind. And her neighbor’s lawsuit could mean an end to the Seabreeze Inn. Yet her daughter Sunny’s arrival in Summer Beach is also a chance to renew their strained relationship.
While the mayor, Bennett Dylan, develops deeper feelings for Ivy, new trials weigh on their romantic relationship. Sensing Ivy’s sadness over her sister Shelly’s departure, Bennett encourages Mitch, the Java Beach owner, to contact Shelly. And Sunny fears Bennett might be a replacement for her father.
Amid the turmoil, Ivy discovers another clue from the old house’s original owner. The woman’s story makes Ivy reflect on what the house means to her and all of Summer Beach.
Seabreeze Sunset is a sweet summer beach read. Book your reservation in this small beachside town of intriguing characters now.
Two sisters. One unforgettable summer.
While renovating an old beach house, Ivy and her sister, Shelly, suddenly have full occupancy after fire forces Summer Beach residents from their homes. Even the mayor, Bennett Dylan, who was Ivy’s high school crush, moves in. As the summer heats up, attractions simmer and feuds erupt.
Living in the house Bennett had hoped could be a community center, he finds himself at odds with Ivy’s campaign for a bed-and-breakfast zoning change. And when valuable items disappear from the inn, Bennett’s friend Mitch, who owns the popular Java Beach coffee shop, is the prime suspect.
Shelly's romance with Mitch cools when his old criminal record emerges, which leads her to question if Summer Beach is the right place for her.
Despite the chaos, Ivy has just one summer to save the house from an impending tax sale. And when a documentary filmmaker arrives to reconstruct the history of the old house and its secretive former owner, yet another secret emerges from an unlikely place.
Seabreeze Summer is a sweet summer beach read and the second novel in the Summer Beach series after the Seabreeze Inn. Book your reservation in this small beachside town of intriguing characters now.
A young widow. A husband she thought she knew. On the picturesque Italian coast of Amalfi lies a chocolatier's destiny...
San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, resolves to take their young son to Italy's shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father's family. Just as she embarks on a magical, romantic life of making chocolate by the sea surrounded by a loving family, she begins to suspect that her husband had a dark secret--forged in the final days of WWII--that could destroy the relationships she's come to cherish.
While a second chance at love is tempting, the mystery of her husband's true identity thwarts her efforts. Challenged to pursue the truth or lose the life and those she's come to love, Celina and her late husband's brother, Lauro, must trace the past to a remote, Peruvian cocoa region to face the deceit that threatens to shatter their lives.
The Chocolatier offers a testament to the resilience of love, along with insights into the fascinating world of chocolate-making. Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author of historical novels, including Hepburn’s Necklace, The Winemakers, Scent of Triumph, and the contemporary Summer Beach series. A chocolate truffle recipe by Chef Michael of Chuao Chocolatier is also included, along with Discussion Questions for book clubs. The Chocolatier is available in ebook, trade paperback, audiobook, hardcover, and large print editions. For readers of Danielle Steel, Renee Rosen, Chanel Cleeton, Susan Meissner, Barbara Taylor Bradford, and Gill Paul.
A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery." - Library Journal
"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." - Booklist
"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
"One chocolate truffle had changed her destiny. Indeed, it was one of Celina's best--a silky cocoa powder-dusted truffle filled with raspberry-infused, dark chocolate ganache and enrobed with a couverture, a layer of rich chocolate that melted optimally with the warmth of the body.
After she had offered one to a weary, dark-haired soldier who had just returned from the European front, he introduced himself as Tony Savoia, an Italian immigrant whose family had owned and operated Cioccolata Savoia before war rationing had made sugar difficult to obtain."
And so the saga begins...give yourself the gift of The Chocolatier now.
When Marina Moore decides to expand her farmer's market and pop-up dinner business, the next step is a cafe on the shores of Summer Beach. But challenges loom, and Marina must quickly become more creative than ever, especially when her children need help. Her sister Kai's musical theater troupe forces more changes. Their sister Brooke is having marital challenges, while grandmother Ginger continues to contribute her advice on the life well-lived—if only her granddaughters will listen.
Meanwhile, writer Jack Ventana stumbles onto more old secrets in Summer Beach, and his overgrown Labrador retriever puppy Scout manages to dig his way into trouble on the beach. When the status quo changes between Jack and Marina, their budding romance is threatened.
Join the fun once again in Summer Beach, where the bonds of friendship and love prove unbreakable.
From the author of the bestselling Seabreeze Inn at Summer Beach book series, the Coral Cafe is a new chapter on the sunny coastline. Preorder the ebook now or add to your wish list for hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and large print editions coming soon. For readers of Danielle Steel, Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, and Mary Alice Monroe.
"I love how the women in Jan's stories are always intelligent and strong business women. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family." - Reviewer B.J.T.
"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
"[Jan Moran is] is a compelling voice to follow." - Booklist
"Each of Jan Moran's books is captivating and reflects her love of the written word, as well as her insatiable curiosity." - Reviewer Andrea S.
A young winemaker. A devastating family secret. A truth that could destroy the man she loves.
Napa Valley, 1956: Winemaker Caterina Rosetta and her widowed mother Ava harbor family secrets and face threats that could ruin their family winery, Mille Étoiles Vineyards. Concealing her husband's past in Tuscany, Ava struggles to manage the vineyard, while her high-spirited, passionate daughter Caterina—a wine-blending savant—has inherited Ava's talent for crafting wine and guarding damaging secrets.
Caterina hides a truth that could ruin her in the eyes of her mother and traditional society: An illegitimate child. The father, Santo—Caterina's childhood best friend—abandoned her without explanation, leaving her with nowhere to turn. Devastated, Caterina journeys to their ancestral vineyard in Montalcino, Italy to claim an inheritance from her grandmother and seize the chance to start a new life. There, for the first time, she meets her unknown, extended family and discovers shocking secrets that could destroy the man she loves. Caterina realizes her happiness and the entire future of Mille Étoiles Vineyards depend on her ability to unravel the mysteries of the past—if she has the strength to face them.
From USA Today bestselling author Jan Moran, The Winemakers was originally published by St. Martin's Press. This beloved, bestselling saga is now slated for a television series. Also by Jan Moran: The Chocolatier, Scent of Triumph, and Hepburn's Necklace. For readers who enjoy the historical fiction of Danielle Steel, Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Susan Meissner, and Renee Rosen.
"Caterina is a dream of a protagonist, and her mother, for all her flaws, is relatable as a parent so desperate to see her child happy and prosperous that she will do whatever it takes. Readers will devour this page-turner as the mystery and passions spin out. VERDICT: A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery." - Library Journal
"As she did with fragrance and scent-making in Scent of Triumph, Moran weaves knowledge of wine and winemaking into this intense family drama." – Booklist
"We were spellbound by the thread of deception weaving the book's characters into a tangled web, and turned each page anticipating the outcome." - The Mercury News
"Absolutely adored THE WINEMAKERS. Beautifully layered and utterly compelling. Intriguing from start to finish. A story not to be missed." - Jane Porter, USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author
"Wildly romantic and utterly compelling, THE WINEMAKERS is full of family secrets and gorgeous descriptions of the Italian countryside and the vineyards of the Napa Valley. I was completely swept away!" - Anita Hughes, author of Rome In Love
"Told with exquisite elegance and style, THE WINEMAKERS is a dazzling tale rich with family secrets, fine wine, and romance that will leave you breathless."- Juliette Sobanet, author of Sleeping with Paris
A young French perfumer. A world at war. A personal vengeance that could destroy a family.
**From a USA Today bestselling author.**
Europe, 1939: At the dawn of World War II, French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt and her German husband strive to ensure their family's safety, yet neither of them can foresee the ultimate cost. From London to Paris and Germany, Danielle struggles to find her missing child and aid the Resistance, even as she grieves her losses.
As the war intensifies, Danielle is forced to seek refuge in America to save the lives of her remaining family. She draws on her skills as a talented perfumer to life her family out of crushing poverty. Yet even as she forges a new life among the Hollywood elite, she cannot forget her lost child nor the man who risked everything for her. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, The Perfumer is one woman's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.
Originally published by St. Martin's Press and in audio as Scent of Triumph, this beloved, bestselling saga has returned. Also by Jan Moran: The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and Hepburn's Necklace.
“A sweeping tale that transports readers from the lavender-scented fields of Provence to the pulsing boulevards of Paris… Heartbreaking, evocative, and inspiring, this book is a powerful journey.” – Allison Pataki, New York Times Bestselling Author of Sisi and The Accidental Empress
“A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow.” – Booklist
“A stylish, compelling story of a family. What sets this apart is the backdrop of perfumery that suffuses the story with the delicious aromas – a remarkable feat!” — Liz Trenow, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Forgotten Seamstress
“A sweeping saga of one woman’s journey through World War II and her unwillingness to give up even when faced with the toughest challenges.” — Anita Abriel, Author of The Light After the War
“A gripping World War II story of poignant love and devastating, heart-wrenching loss.” — Gill Paul, USA Today and Toronto Globe & Mail Bestselling Author of The Secret Wife
“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” ―USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
“A captivating tale of love, determination and reinvention.” — Karen Marin, Givenchy Paris
“Utterly inescapable. Jan Moran’s masterful romance comes with a bonus: she interweaves this romantic tale with a behind-the-scenes look at perfumery.” ―Allegra Jordan, author of The End of Innocence
“An epic journey with the most resilient of heroines as our guide. It is a story to savor, like the most beautiful of perfumes…riveting from start to finish.
A vintage necklace. A long-hidden secret. A second chance for love.
From a USA Today bestselling author.
When costume designer Ariana Ricci leaves her groom at the altar, she seeks solace at the Palm Springs home of her great-aunt, a Texas-born Hollywood legend who began her career as an extra on the film Roman Holiday. While opening yellowed, 1950s letters postmarked Italy, Ariana discovers relics from her great-aunt’s hidden past, including an intriguing necklace that Audrey Hepburn gave her during the filming of the movie.
Aching for a fresh start and the chance to resolve an unfinished story, the two embark on a journey to the sun-dappled, elegant shores of Lake Como, Italy that will illuminate secrets of a bygone era and offer second chances to each of them—if they are bold enough to seize them.
From Jan Moran, a USA Today bestselling author of romantic women's fiction, including The Chocolatier, comes a saga of love and second chances at any age. Also enjoy her contemporary Summer Beach series and the historical novels, The Winemakers and Scent of Triumph. Hepburn’s Necklace will be available in ebook, trade paperback, audiobook, hardcover, and large print editions. Preorder now or save to your Wish List for print and audiobook editions.
Four best friends. One summer to remember.
Join these friends as they travel the world and fall in love with a Paris chef, a widowed Irish rock star, and a restaurant owner in Spain in this stylish 3-book series from a USA Today bestselling author. Set in sunny Los Angeles and Malibu with holiday destinations in Paris, Spain, and Ireland, this series will keep you turning pages all night long. The Love California series is a tasteful, multigenerational, heartwarming series of linked, standalone sagas about single women, friendship, and family life. Get the Love California series at a great box set value and start reading now! "Very classy and fun to read." - Amazon reviewer.
FLAWLESS - When skincare-guru-to-the-stars Verena Valent meets Beverly Hills chef Lance Martel in Paris, she gets a second chance at love. Saving her grandmother’s Swiss skincare salon means everything to her, but will she find the courage to change her life?
BEAUTY MARK - In the glamorous world of high stakes beauty and fashion, Scarlett Sandoval is a top intellectual property attorney who jets between Los Angeles and Madrid. When a devious plot endangers her life, childhood friend Johnny Silva -- now a handsome Beverly Hills restaurant owner -- offers his protection, though their platonic friendship threatens to ignite in the Spanish countryside.
RUNWAY - After fashion designer Fianna Fitzgerald's debut runway show, a walk on the Malibu beach with reclusive, widowed Irish rock star Niall Finley nearly claims their lives on the beach when they get caught in high ocean tides. From the runways of Los Angeles to Dublin, someone is trying to sabotage her debut season. Can she solve the mystery and leave Ireland with her heart intact?
Get your three-book set now to escape into a glamorous, feel-good get-away! And be sure to read on to the second collection of books 4-6, Essence, Style, and Sparkle. Individual books are also available in print and audiobooks.
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“A new Jan Moran book is a true gem. Verena, Scarlett, Fianna, and Dahlia are the closest of friends. They are all strong, intelligent women heading up their own businesses. Through these ladies, Jan gives us a peek into the world of fashion design, perfumery, and jewelry design. I love each though each book is on a different one of these ladies they all make appearances in each book. They are always there for each other through love, break ups, business successes, and business upheaval. And whenever girlfriends get together, there is always laughter and lots of love.” - B.J.T.
“I enjoyed all three of these stories. All of these women have obstacles in the story for them to overcome and they find love along the way. It is also refreshing to read stories where the love scenes fade out.” – Irene S.
“Three exciting women who just so happens to be friends are the main stay of this box set. Read along for romances that will draw you in until the last page. The stories are well written with characters that you will be cheering on in their adventures and journey towards a happily ever after.