Rachel Cullen, a 10-year resident of Pelham, is the author of a new contemporary fiction book released this week called "Second Chances." Although entirely fictional, the book takes place in Scarsdale and Rye as well as in Manhattan.

This follows a book that she published a little over a year ago, called "The Way I've Heard It Should Be," based in Rye.

The book is about four very different women whose lives have fallen off the expected paths and how they navigate the friendships, relationships and uphill journeys through their entangled "do-overs" in the game of life.

"Second Chances" follows a single mother deserted by her adulterous ex-husband, a socialite who abandoned her family and fled to the Caribbean, a high-powered executive with a disconcerting fear of commitment and a questionable sense of judgment, and a privileged teenager plagued with a lecherous father and absentee mother while bewildered by an unforeseen opportunity with the most sought after boy in school. Although the women are each dealt cards they never expected, they find friendship, family and love in the least likely of places, and with those, they find hope.

The book is available at in paperback and kindle formats.

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