Best-selling author Cathy Marie Hake is critically acclaimed for her compelling blend of humor and romance.
When Todd travels to Virginia to bring his widowed mother to his Texas farm, illness alters his plan. Maggie makes a living by selling soaps and perfumes, using old family recipes. Marriage is the farthest thing from her mind—until Todd shows up on her porch, seeking help for his ailing mother. Maggie’s heart skips a beat. And when the handsome Texan proposes to her, life suddenly begins to change for the dark-haired beauty.
©2010 Cathy Marie Hake (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
i listened to this twice it was light and airy funny and serious the chacters were different and the reader was very Good when i said listened twice i ment in just a couple of days i dont know what you will think of it but i thought it was delightful
I am a fan of romance novels and would like to read and/or listen to more Christian based novels. However, it has been my experience that most Christian based novels are just not believable, even considering a different time in which the story may unfold. Cathy Marie Hake seems to be able to overcome this by making the principle characters of her novels real people with real problems and shows how God can create good from what is or could become bad. I recommend any Cathy Marie Hake novels and encourage all to read or listen to them. Interestingly, these novels are surely marketed for the Christian audience but the values are such that those of any faith would benefit.
The heroine in "Serendipity" is by modern standards extremely backward but her heart is not. The hero is someone who many women wish they could meet in my opinion. This is a delightful story! I hope all enjoy it as much as I did.
This book was well written and also well read, I enjoyed the fact that the personalities were life like in their struggles and conflicts and yet they find a way to work through them in God's way.
The feeling of being there and experience of living during those times
books by Francine Rivers
worth every minute of listening
This is a typical Hake novel--pushing the limits of my patience in its length, but a good story if I keep with it
It is predictable.
Her use of accents brings the character to life.
I love the way it briought me back to the day in time where things weren't so easy.
Maggpie, she was so full of grace. Her attitude in the way she handled all of her challeges was inspiring.
I did not like that the narrarator made Maggpie sound like she was an old woman. I had no idea she was just 20 yrs old until they said it.
The story is insipid - like a country version of Snow White and however many dwarfs the main character had running around her house. It's trite. Add to that a bad narration which, I agree, makes what is supposed to be a fresh, energetic woman sound like an old lady. I did not get past the first couple of lines in chapter 3.
I obviously didn't read the reviews for this novel. Although it doesn't mention this fact in the synopsis, this is a Christian based romance. Although I don't mind "good clean fun," I felt that the amount of "we should get married because we're both upright Christians" sentiment was a bit much. After going back and reading the reviews from other Audible listeners, it seems that there is definitely an audience out there for this type of material. Hopefully this will help you make a good decision for you. Either way, good reading!
I never really got into the story. I just couldn't get past the terrible narrator.
someone with more range to their voice. the main character sounds like she is 80 yrs old.
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