Especially if you're a student in high school. We've all been there and, I'd venture to say, have all had similar experiences. Those years are pretty universal, ones we consider the greatest times of our life and the very worst. Making impulsive, peer driven, possibly incorrect choices. Trying to have a good time and be yourself and feeling that the self you are is totally inadequate and wishing you were more like someone else. Being in the enviable position of having a shiny bright future in front of you, then as the years go by, some of those sterling promises may have become tarnished over time. The life we actually lived may not have unfolded exactly as we planned. I thought about that a lot a few years ago as I worked on three novellas originally published for the Class of 85 series.
When those books didn't seem to go anywhere, in collusion with Jannine I got my rights back, reworked them somewhat, and ultimately turned them into my latest release, Saturday In Serendipity. "Three stories of love rediscovered."
Saturday In Serendipity revolves around a twenty year high school reunion. Instead of being Lost in America, these characters are eventually found, in the fictional town of Serendipity, Vermont. A beautiful place on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Here's a sample of what's in store.
A twenty year high school reunion changes the lives of former classmates and leads them to unexpected futures. Three couples set out to revisit their pasts only to find their happily ever afters.
Three Strikes Thursday Barry Carlson, a pro baseball success, could have any woman he wanted. Except one. Twenty years before, Barry won Amanda Marsh’s love, only to crush her heart. He’s returned to Serendipity, determined to win her back. Recently divorced, Amanda is happy—until Barry slides back into her life. Can they put aside old wounds and new misunderstandings to find a forever love?
Two On Tuesday Blane Weston’s construction company needs the venture capital Matt Durand has. With his reputation for hostile takeovers, she wants no part of him. Mixing business with pleasure, she’s off to Serendipity to hook up with a former flame. Not used to being denied, Matt follows. How can Blane enjoy a journey to her past when Matt is determined to dictate her future?
One Fateful Friday His high school reunion in Serendipity over, hospital CEO Jake Holbrook regrets his single state. When a special woman from his past tumbles back into his life—and his bed—he’s determined to keep her there. Family practitioner Bethany Thomas avoids an entanglement with her new boss, but unknowingly betrays him. As the holidays approach, can they overcome a lack of trust to find their Christmas miracle?
Jannine and I had great fun redoing these books, crossing characters and such, especially when we wrote dialogue between her heroine and mine with different Points of View.
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