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My Serenity (My Clarity #2)

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When tragedy strikes, Seth Stewart is forced to return home after the death of his beloved father. The unexpected detour forces him to oversee the family’s auto shop and restaurant business, and Seth must kiss the prestigious internship goodbye after his first year at Berkeley Business School. When he collides with his first crush after his arrival, Seth wonders what possi ...more
Published July 16th 2015
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This was a very moving book. This is the story of Josie and Seth. This is a second chance romance that is heavily loaded with emotion and drama.
Josie has lived a hard life. Her mother neglected her and abused her while her father did not care about her.
Her childhood was filled with misery and bad luck and so, when she is older she decides to leave her mother and live on her own. Her world comes to a halt when she comes face to face with a man from her past.
Seth is back in town for his mother. He
Jul 19, 2015 ✿ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC via TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

A tale of second chances…

Seth and Josie’s love was one of a kind. It was pure, untainted, and blossomed over the years from silly crush to first love. Then, poof! One leaves without a word to their disappearance. Gone without a trace. And leaves the other one to pick up the pieces.

Now years later, these two soul mates are once again thrown into each other’s midsts, and are forced to confront pent up feelings, pasts, and
DawnMarie Carpintero
May 28, 2015 DawnMarie Carpintero rated it it was amazing
Not Enough Fabulous Magical Wonderful Elating Stars

This book was given to me by the author for my honest review

Attention Readers: I need you to get the following supplies before even opening this read. Tissues (you’re going to need them), favorite ice-cream, the DO NOT DISTURB SIGN FOR THE DOOR, your favorite blanket and comfy chair, leave a message on your cell phone saying “I am being entranced in a special moment at this time and cannot take your call” and last but not least your charger for
Melissa Mendoza
Jun 26, 2015 Melissa Mendoza rated it it was amazing
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“Brad gave me the most hideous, malicious smirk, letting me know he was more than satisfied. I wanted to take of of the knives from his group of deadbeats and rip his heart out, just like head with mine.”

5 big, huge, fat stars!! This book was so well written and flowed so flawlessly well! I was hooked from page one!! The characters were well developed and the plot wasn’t predictable at all! Bravo!!!

When tragedy strikes, Seth Stewart is forced to re
Jennifer G.
I really enjoyed this book, as much as the first one.
Josie and Seth are great characters. There story was beautiful. I was just hoping for a little more in the end. So I am hoping for another book in the near future. We need more of them, also more of Elijah and Alex. They were just as amazing.
All the characters in the book were great, except for Brad and Mrs. Anders of course. Couldn't stand either of those.

Seth was as pure hearted and loving as they came. I loved them both, and even more as a
May 30, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly be even more amazed by the beautifully mesmerizing talent that is Mary Ting, she pulls the very breath from my lungs with a story that will twist the very core of your being while showing you what a real person and a true friend looks like. She meticulously creates two characters who couldn’t be more different and yet their souls and hearts were made to compliment the other perfectly in each and every way. Nothing can compare to a Mary Ting masterpiece, an ...more
My Serenity follows the story of Josefina and Seth. Josefina’s life has never been easy. Her home life was one that she couldn’t wait to escape from. The only good in her life was Seth. Seth was her first crush and he gave her the strength to get through each day. Little did Seth know that the day he got his first kiss, would be the last day that he would see Josefina. Seth has always wondered what happened to Josefina. When Seth returns home after the loss of his father, the last person he expe ...more
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Jun 06, 2015 B at Spare Time Book Blog rated it it was amazing
You better make sure you have a good chunk of time available if you are going to read this one! Once you start you won't be able to put it down. Do you remember what if felt like to love someone in grade school? I know we all do/did! It's a special kind of love but, can also lead to excruciating heart ache. For Seth and Josie know this all to well. Life takes over you and you can't control it. For Josie, her childhood through my eyes was awful. She was treated like crap by her parents. I don't t ...more
May 31, 2015 BooksandBeyondFiftyShades rated it it was amazing
ღ•*`*•.5 STAR REVIEW.•*`*•.ℒℴѵℯ.

My Serenity will bring you to your knees, will have you reminiscing about your truly, madly, deeply first love. As always M.Clarke never disappoints her fans and she has proved it once again with My Serenity.

The innocent love Josie and Seth had in six grade was so pure yet it was the so strong neither one of them realized how much impact their lives.

Life was not kind to Josie, but like a strong woman she was going to be she faced her demons daily, her only salvati
May 31, 2015 SammiesBookBlog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-serenity
I was given a ARC in exchange for my honest review.

When Mary told me there would be a book 2, I was elated. Book 1 with Elijah will forever be my favorite book. And I was curious to see where Seth's book would go. Who didn't love Seth? I know I sure did. And M. Clarke did NOT disappoint as usual. This was completely different from anything she has written. It was an enchanting love story. Second love found its way it, and it shone brightly for Seth and Josie. This love story shows every princess
May 30, 2015 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Oh wow! I just finished reading My Serenity, and I am just reeling in all the feels right now! This was an emotionally charged read! M. Clarke, the pseudonym for Mary Ting, has definitely outdone herself in this second book in the My Clarity series. Just when I thought My Clarity was overwhelming with all the elements of a dramatic contemporary romance, My Serenity is just as beautiful and dramatic, if not even more so, than book one! OMG! Did I just say tha
May 31, 2015 Marika rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story!!!! So precious and sweet!
Seth and Josie were 6th grade sweethearts and they were so cute minute they were happy and the next she was gone..
Fast forward and Seth is all man, taking care of family and business.. One fortunate encounter and a very lucky second ;) and Seth and Josie meet again!!!
Was theirs love or only a silly crush?
Would they be friends and move on with their lives or try to work out the past together?
This story is bittersweet, at the beginning
Melanie Osmond
Jul 16, 2015 Melanie Osmond rated it it was amazing
Why are there only 5 stars?? It's not nearly enough.

It's not every day a girl gets asked to ARC read for one I her favorite authors, so when Mary asked I literally jumped at the opertunity. (yeah I so fan girled lol don't judge)
But in fair warning tissues will be needed.

We start by meeting a 6 year old Josie, who is hiding a massive secret for the world.

When Josie finally starts running from her past she moves in with a high school friend, but soon after she reconnects with Seth (her first love
Kara Nichols
Jun 19, 2015 Kara Nichols rated it it was amazing
where to begin?!
such an inspiring story of finding light and strength when all you have ever known is darkness....
overcomming grief and discovering fate has other plans when a love once lost is found again...

I love how the storyline an characters never once seemed to follow a similar patern as the 1st book as alot of books tend to do...

seeing a side of Seth and Elijah's relationship that was only touching the surface in the 1st book was great an made you love them both even more...
a must read
May 30, 2015 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Ok I got this book 2 1/2 hours ago
Could put it down if I wished .
Josie wow what a girl a true fighter , what that girl has put up with in her life she needs a medal .
Seth , well one of the most sweet , loyal protective men ever ( the forever kind )
When your past becomes your present , but the pass has ghost that haunt and follow you , what will become of the one true moment ......
Will the passed destroy the present or what happened in the past did it touch your heart sooooo much nothing can ch
Tracy Millosovich
May 29, 2015 Tracy Millosovich rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every Reader
Recommended to Tracy by: Mary Ting
I'm just as in love with Steph as I am with Elijah!! This gave me a few insights into the way guys are. It's rare to find a guy who isn't tough and emotionless, but Seth gives me hope. Josi survived the same exact thing I survived, abuse from her mother and from an ex. I love her survival story, and how it's weaved in to this romantic novel. It gives you a good sense than anyone going through pain can survive even if we can't see the light. It's such a great read! Definitely worth rereading.
May 02, 2016 TJ rated it it was amazing
4.5/5.0 Great story that one must accept will be a one sitting book because once you begin you won't be able to put it down!
Nancy Byers
Jun 12, 2015 Nancy Byers rated it it was amazing
My Serenity Right away you engage with Josie and her history and I have to say I found myself really getting mad on her behalf. I got so angry with her mother but honestly you really get to see Josie shine through her circumstances and you see how her strength of character in refusing to become a product or a victim of her circumstances. Then you meet Seth and you see first love rekindled and honestly who of us doesn’t have that one boy who got away that we wish we could reconnect with. I know I ...more
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Ahhh Seth and Josie have quite a history. Once sixth grade sweethearts they now reconnect as adults, both now weighed down with some serious baggage. Seth’s kind heart is evident but Josie keeps secrets that cause lots of drama.

The reconnection between these characters was really fulfilling and the flashbacks to their youth were adorably romantic. Seth was a stellar character. He’s the perfect book boyfriend and wants to be the perfect real boyfriend to Josie. He’s going through the recent loss
Gloria Herrera
Jul 20, 2015 Gloria Herrera rated it really liked it
Do you remember your 6th grade first crush on a boy? You know, the first boy who held your hand, walk you to class, and gave you your first kiss? Wasn't it marvelous you hung out together and felt like the rest of the world did not exist? This is a story of that elusive first crush... but years later. What would happen if you ran into each other as adults? If that unfinished, memorable crush became your present reality?

Jo and Seth have found each other again after all these years. He is still ve
Pamela Beach
Jun 01, 2015 Pamela Beach rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazing-reads
I have just finished M. Clarke ARC of MY SERENITY, I hope this does her book justice cause it deserves the best .M.Clarke is such a powerhouse author,who i feel reached deep inside emotionally as an author when writing this book.For me My Serenity was about more than just one definition of love. It is a very powerful heartfelt emotional love story. My Serenity brought the emotions of love for friends and family of loss and young love. She killed it with the intensity of each characters feelings ...more
Lora Borzelleca
Nov 23, 2015 Lora Borzelleca rated it liked it
I had just come off of reading "Something Precious" and that book was full of angst, love and passion. But this book, My Serenity fell very flat for me. I did not feel the connection between Seth and Josie. I didn't like Josie because she was a weak heroine in my eyes. She had no growth. When the conflict happened, she had to have a man save her. She did nothing but go into an abusive relationship to save the Hero. Sorry, not a good enough excuse for me...she didn't fight, she didn't even try. A ...more
Candice Clifford
Jun 01, 2015 Candice Clifford rated it it was amazing
I am so excited that I got to read this book! I have loved this group of friends since reading My Clarity (Book 1). This book is Seth's story. Still dealing with the loss of his father, he turns to his friends for help, but especially Elijah because he knows that he has gone through loss of a parent. I love the family vibe that this group of friends have. That no matter what happens or where they are in life, they will be there for you through thick and thin. The kind of friends everybody should ...more
Jun 07, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing
This book was just as great as the first one. Seth deals with tragedy and finds someone he hasn't seen since 6th grade. Josie had a messed up childhood that no child should have to endure. They both overcome the obstacles thrown at them and come out strong. This book made me laugh with them and cry with them and say "WTF" with them and a few "OMG, did that just happen". I absolutely loved this book. M. Clarke has made me fall in love with her books. I cannot wait to get my paperback copy of this ...more
Jun 18, 2015 Janie rated it it was amazing
"My Serenity" book two of "My Clarity" Totally Amazing! M.Clarke pulled it off again! "My Serenity" had me in tears from beginning to end both happy and sad tears. I love this story so much I really felt it and at moments I felt like I was in the story. Seth is such a gentleman and Josie had been through so much she so deserve a hero to rescue her.
Ringrazio molto Mary Ting per avermi regalato l’opportunità di leggere questo libro in anteprima in cambio della mia onesta opinione.

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“My Serenity” è il secondo volume della serie contemporary new adult romance di M. Clarke, abituata a scrivere storie dolci, con un tocco passionale. Pur se si tratta di un companion al primo volume, “My Clarity” pure ve ne consiglio la lettura in sequenza, per evitare spoiler. Infatti Elijah e
Laura Roberts  (Blogger at Sweet Reading)
Seth and Josie were each others first love, back in sixth grade. All was perfect. Walking around holding hands away from the teachers prying eyes at school, then it’s all gone in the blink of an eye. Josie writes her number on a stolen post it note and makes Seth promise to call her, they share their first ever kiss with each other and then Josie is gone. Not a word, not a goodbye, she just vanished.
Years later, Seth is home on his break from college. His mum needs his help with the restaurant a
Lustful Literature
Jul 21, 2015 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it

My Serenity was a very emotional book and hours after reading I was still thinking about the characters and their story. I really love second chance love stories and this one was written beautifully. The prologue in this book was so powerful and strong that I just knew what followed would be just as wonderful. While I read this book I started to believe in true love again. With all its innocence, passion and despite the years in between, the distance and hindrance only
Apr 11, 2016 Casey rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

My Serenity is the standalone sequel to My Clarity by M. Clarke. It is not necessary to read My Clarity first, however the characters are interconnected. I have become a huge fan of Clarke's, and I couldn't wait to read this one. I really enjoyed the story and the characters, and was invested in this second chance romance right from the start.

After the loss of his father, Seth returns home to help out his mom with their family restaurant and
Jul 19, 2015 Jill rated it really liked it
4 stars for the second book in the My Clarity series featuring Seth Stewart and his long lost grade school girlfriend Josefina Anders. The gang is all back in town with Seth having to unexpectedly return for the summer to help his mother with the family businesses. We also get to meet new people and check in with old friends which makes for an interesting summer in West Virginia.

Josefina Anders has lead a difficult life due to circumstances beyond her control. Josie's mother is mentally unstable
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M. Clarke aka Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was
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