Second Time Around (Paperback)

A Novel

By Beth Kendrick

Bantam, 9780385342247, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2010

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For anyone who has ever wondered “What if?,” this engaging novel provides a sweet, funny look at friendship, romance, and second chances. 

Every summer, four college friends hold a mini-reunion. They laugh, reminisce, and commiserate about their soul-sucking jobs. Maybe they should have listened to everyone who warned them to study something “practical.”

Then an unexpected windfall arrives—one million dollars, to be exact—with the stipulation that they use it to jump-start their new careers. Almost overnight, a professor, a bartender, a copywriter, and an administrative assistant reinvent themselves as a novelist, an event planner, a pastry chef, and a bed-and-breakfast owner. But the changes in their professional roles create unexpected turbulence in their personal lives, and soon the secrets and scandals from their past start to resurface.


About the Author

Beth Kendrick is the author of four previous novels, including Nearlyweds and Fashionably Late. She also writes teen fiction as Beth Killian. She lives near Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, son, and an assortment of badly behaved dogs.

Praise For Second Time Around: A Novel

"A funny, charming story about the power of female friendship, and a must-read for all English majors, past and present."—Kim Gruenenfelder, author of Misery Loves Cabernet
"Smart and fun, this is my favorite book this year.  Beth Kendrick captures the hearts and lives of women perfectly." —Jane Porter, author of Easy on the Eyes