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Serendipity House
by Joyce DeBacco

Sylvie was a pleaser. She did as her mother pleased, and she did as her fiancé pleased. Then she did as she pleased. Determined to take back her life, she heads to the hills instead of the altar on her wedding day. Coming across a quaint, country inn with an intriguing name, she impulsively checks into the Pocono Mountains resort. Peopled with an odd assortment of characters, the inn has clearly seen better days; even the regulars have a bit of wear on them.

When Alex arrives and is strangely comfortable vacationing among the geriatric set, Sylvie is wary and tries to ignore him. But Alex will not be ignored, pushing her buttons until she admits, if only to herself, that she's falling for him. Not until she's hired to manage the inn does she learn he's not the businessman he pretends to be, but a streetwise PI hired by her ex to find her.

Adding insult to injury, he buys the inn and asks for her help in restoring it to its former glory, not an easy task with someone sabotaging their efforts. Forced to work together, both learn about relationships, expectations, and acceptance, among family members as well as strangers who become like family.
 

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