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Summary

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

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  • Susan
  • 05-10-11

delightful

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

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  • Sarah
  • 30-10-11

Great story!

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.

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  • Seth
  • 18-05-11

Very Good

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.

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  • Peggy Freeman
  • 26-05-19

Good Story and Spiritual Truth

Enjoyable read with a great deal of spiritual wealth to offer brides young and old.

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  • Alice
  • 20-08-12

This was a wonderful book

What made the experience of listening to Serendipity the most enjoyable?

The feeling of being there and experience of living during those times

What other book might you compare Serendipity to and why?

books by Francine Rivers

What about Laurie Birmingham’s performance did you like?

very captivating

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

worth every minute of listening

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  • Lori Dykes
  • 09-12-21

Serendipity

Another great story by this talented author. The marry did a wonderful job also.
Story of love and loss and depending on God.

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  • Nature Mama
  • 19-05-21

Love Grows

Another fabulous Cathy Marie Hake book (I have read all but one). I am never able to set Cathy's books down, whether reading or listening to them, I hold on to ever word. I saw that some had complained of the reads performance, especially in the voices, but I do not share that compliment, I think she did quite well. My one complaint is that the read was not familiar with the characters of Gooding, Texas (from previous books) and thus did not do their characters justice in depicting their voices. I speak specifically of Sydney, who is a well-bred English woman, but the reader depicts her (in voice) as a backwoods hillbilly.
This being said all in all it was a truly lovely story and I didn't want it to end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-19

ready for book 2

I loved this book. and I can't wait til book two is out! Cathy is one of my favorite author's of all time. God Bless! 💖

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  • Grammy?
  • 26-01-19

Delightful story

Excellent narrator whose use of accents enhanced the listening. Story was simple but intriguing. I enjoyed it very much.

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  • Jenny M. Roberts
  • 17-11-14

Great narrator, long book

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This is a typical Hake novel--pushing the limits of my patience in its length, but a good story if I keep with it

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It is predictable.

What about Laurie Birmingham’s performance did you like?

Her use of accents brings the character to life.