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Serendipity  - Carly Phillips Book Info
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published (first published September 6th 2011)
original title Serendipity (Serendipity, #1)
edition language English
series Serendipity #1
characters Faith Harrington, Ethan Barron
setting Serendipity, New York , 2011 (United States)
other editions (10)
Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public Library

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New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips presents the
first in a delightful new series about a quaint upstate New York town
where love, fate and fortune are intertwined …

Faith Harrington was the classic girl of privilege--until her father
was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and then her marriage crashed
and burned.

Now Faith is back in her hometown, hoping for a fresh start. But her
father's betrayal has rocked Serendipity - and not everyone is ready to
welcome her with open arms. Then she runs into her teenage crush -- the
dark, brooding Ethan Barron. Ethan, no stranger to scandal himself,
never imagined he'd own the mansion on the hill, much less ever again
come face to face with Faith--the princess he once kissed senseless. The
chance meeting reignites the electric charge between them.

Still, when Ethan hires her to redecorate what was once her childhood
home, Faith is sure that getting involved with the town's notorious bad
boy will only lead to trouble. But her heart has other ideas. And so do
the townspeople of Serendipity ...

***Dear Readers,


SERENDIPITY is a new contemporary romance series in the more heartfelt
style I developed in novels like CROSS MY HEART and SEALED WITH A KISS.
I will be introducing you to the town of Serendipity, its landmark
Harrington Mansion, and a vibrant cast of characters from both sides of
the tracks. Like any other town, Serendipity has its secrets,
scandals, pain, heartache and love, but there is also an implied promise
of fortune and good luck, along with people at changes and crossroads
in their lives.

First up, Ethan Barron, the bad boy who has come
home to make good and Faith Harrington, the girl who got away. Next is
Nash Barron in Destiny (1/12) and Dare Barron in Karma (1/12).

I hope you'll take this new journey with me!
Happy Reading,
Carly Phillips ***

My Thoughts

Truly this is all about surviving and overcoming the fallout from ones past. Faith Harrington has to learn that no matter what her father Martin may have done it's reflection on her is not her fault, Ethan Barron has to let go of the guilt his parent's death when he was 18 caused him to carry around over 10 years later.

The unexpected happens when out of the blue stranger Kelly Moss shows up and leaves Ethan, Nash and Dare Barrons half sister Tess with Ethan for the summer to "straighten out" the belligarent teen. Tess is the daughter of the Barron brothers late fathers secretary, and also a surprise as they had no idea she existed.

This is a lovely beginning to the Serendipity series as it is all about family, friends and second chances.

[Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]