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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday Sampler - Road to Serendipity by Jannine Gallant

Road To Serendipity
Three Reunion Stories
Jannine Gallant


Will a twenty year high school reunion inspire old classmates to risk it all for love?

Lonely Road To You

Kate Abbott is perfectly content with the secure life she’s built in Seattle, even if her son thinks she’s in an uninspired rut. Former rock star Tyler North has no intention of shaking up his routine on the Montana ranch where he fled to escape the ravages of fame and fortune. Neither plans to attend their twenty year high school reunion, but fate throws them together, leading them on a journey of discovery. As Kate and Tyler fight unexpected attraction and old insecurities on a road trip full of surprises, can they put aside fear of change and rejection to take a chance on love?

Rough Road Ahead

For Chantal Day success is the name of the game—until her cosmetics company is consumed in a hostile takeover, leaving her broke and homeless. Abandoning Manhattan for the backwoods of the Adirondack Mountains, she discovers her old high school flame is back in Hilltop. Widowed with a daughter to raise, Flynn McKenna isn’t interested in a difficult, sexy woman like Chantal tying his life up in knots. Twenty years before they broke each other's hearts. Neither is looking for a repeat performance. Will Flynn and Chantal heal old wounds to find common ground before a decades old threat finds them?

Winding Road Home

Adam York attends his twenty year high school reunion hoping to see his old running pal, Chloe. Her absence is a disappointment, despite the fact they’d never been more than friends. When Chloe Lane walks off the set of Get Lei’d with her dignity in shreds, the armor around her heart is firmly in place. After a series of disastrous dates spawned by her brush with reality TV, she swears off men…until she runs into Adam on the course of the Lake Tahoe Marathon. Attraction sizzles, threatening their friendship with the promise of something more, but will Chloe risk her heart before it’s too late?

Excerpt: From Winding Road Home

She pumped her fist in the air. “We made it. Let’s sprint to the end.”
He stared at her through glazed eyes. “You’re kidding, right?”
“Come on, Adam. Show me your stuff.”
He sprinted at her side down the home stretch, past the cheering onlookers to the finish line. Someone draped a finisher’s medal around his neck and handed him a bottle of water.
“We did it in just over four hours. Unbelievable.”
All he could think about was collapsing in an exhausted heap on the sand at the edge of the lake and quite possibly never moving again. His race time was the last thing he cared about. “Terrific.”
Chloe laughed, a sound of sheer joy, and threw her arms around his neck. Somehow he found the strength to hug her back. She felt slim and sweaty and delightful in his arms.
“This is why I run. Because it feels so good when it’s over. Wow!”
She danced away, ran down to the beach and pulled off her shoes. Adam followed at a slower pace, focusing on putting one foot in front of the other. By the time he’d removed his shoes, she was already splashing into the lake.
The cold water soothed his burning, aching feet. He walked out further as Chloe dived in, swam a few strokes then came up laughing.
“My God, it’s freezing.”
“Think I don’t know that. You don’t see me jumping in with you.”
She waded toward him, water streaming off her body, hair hanging in wet strings around her face. Her running clothes clung to her, and goose bumps pebbled her arms and legs. She looked amazing. Knee deep in Lake Tahoe, Adam fell hard for Chloe Lane for the second time around.



Write about what you know. Jannine Gallant has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t busy writing or being a full time mom, Jannine hikes and snowshoes in the woods around her home.

Whether she’s writing contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her stories. To find out more about this author and her books, visit her website at www.JannineGallant.com.


  1. Gotta love those reunion stories. They contain so much promise!

  2. Thanks for having me today, Diane. I enjoyed visiting your out of this world blog!


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