Ali McNamara says readers will see some cameos from Breakfast at Darcy's characters in her latest novel, The Summer of Serendipity. The synopsis says: "One summer, property seeker Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.
The Welcome House is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.
While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.
But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious Welcome House? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?" The Summer of Serendipity is out in July 2017.