Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Serendipity by Cathy Marie Hake

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bethany House (August 1, 2010)
Cathy Marie Hake


Known for surfing across the kitchen on a dropped dill pickle slice, waterskiing on sea anemone spit, and using Right Guard® as hair spray; she considers herself living proof that God does, indeed, possess a healthy sense of humor.

Cathy loves classical music, romantic getaways with her husband, and Diet Pepsi Free®. "I need chocolate to survive, love my friends, and enjoy a deep personal relationship with the Lord. Although an extrovert, I'm very conservative on a personal level."

In her writing, Cathy attempts to capture a unique glimpse of life and how a man and woman can overcome obstacles when motivated by love. In her inspirational pieces she enjoys the freedom of showing how Christ can enrich a loving couple's relationship.

Cathy Marie Hake is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California.

Todd Valmer should have known better. A farmer who's been through several disasters, he travels to Virginia to fetch his widowed mother to cook and help him around his Texas farm...or that was the plan until she keels over on the train and they get kicked off.

Maggie Rose barters for a living and also makes soaps, lotions, and perfumes with a special rose recipe passed down from mother to daughter for generations. She hasn't wanted to marry...until that handsome Texan shows up.

Her heart skips a beat, and when he proposes, a hasty marriage follows. What ensues, however, is a clash of culture and a battle of wills--and it's clear they both mistook instant attraction and infatuation for love. As their marriage loses its sparkle and fills with disillusionment, Todd and Maggie must determine what is worth fighting for. He dreams of a farm. Maggie wants to fulfill the family tradition with her rose perfumes.

Todd's mother, however, has entirely different plans for her son that do not include Maggie. In light of their hasty marriage and mistaken dreams, is there any hope of recapturing their love and building a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Serendipity, go HERE.

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Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Spoken For
Angel at A Heart for Words
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Camy at Camy's Loft
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janet at Along The Way
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Not So Hurried Life
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Edgy Inspirational Romance
Julia at Thou Art Jules
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
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SmilingSally said...

Hi Bonnie,

Here's my review:


Andrea said...


Winter Peck said...

I'm up at my new place: http://www.winterapeck.com/blog/

Ernie W. said...

Post is now up.

Molly said...

Scheduled with a review to post by Friday!

Jasmine said...


Tarasview said...


Janet Ruth said...

Review posted. Great book!


Thou Art Jules said...

posted :-)
Thou Art Jules - Serendipity

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

CarlybirdK said...


Anonymous said...

Sced- post with review going up tonight.

Deborah said...

i'm up with my review

Heart2Heart said...

Another outstanding book! My review is up and posted.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lynn said...

posted. my thoughts will be added shortly..

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Janna said...

I forgot to post, but I am posted - loved this book!

loves to read said...