HAKE, CATHY MARIE
The only remaining woman in Carver's Holler, Maggie Rose has cared for a ragtag of old men for years, bartering for a living and making soaps, lotions and perfumes from a special recipe passed down for generations. She hasn't wanted to marry...at least that's what she thought. But when a strapping young man arrives on Maggie's doorstep, searching for a doctor for his ailing mother, life suddenly changes for the dark-haired beauty.
Todd Valmer is in a desperate situation. His mother needs a caretaker, and he's barley hanging on to his Texas farm. Maggie seems to be the obvious solution. She can cook, care for Ma, tend his house while he works the fields...and she's comely, as well.
But instant attraction does not a marriage make.
As a clash of cultures and a battle of wills ensues, is there any hope that true love will blossom between a free-spirited woman and her uncompromising husband?
BRILLIANT AND FUNNY. MAGGIE IS A CAPTIVATING HEROINE AND TODD THE PERFECT BEFUDDLED LOVE INTEREST. THEIR ROMANCE IS TOE-CURLING FUNNY, IF YOU CAN IMAGINE SUCH A COMBINATION.
THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT ONE LINERS -- DELIVERED AMIDST SMOLDERING LOOKS. HAKE'S PACING AND DELIVERY IS SUPERB AND THIS IS THE KIND OF FEEL-GOOD BOOK THAT WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE FOR A LONG TIME AFTER YOU FINISH READING.
LOVELY CAMEOS OF SOME OF MY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS FROM GOODING, TEXAS ARE THROWN IN FOR AN ADDED BONUS. THIS IS AN ALL-ROUND ROLLICKING GOOD READ AND ONE YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS.
Reminder: If you would like a chance to win a copy of Serendipity by Cathy Marie Hake, leave a comment below. A draw will be held on Sunday April 10 for all the books I read between April 1 - 10. For more information about the Giveaway check out the April Showers Bring Reading Hours blog posted on March 31.