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2.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cathy Marie Hake Narrator: Laurie Birmingham Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781449867355
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Bestselling 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A sweetly charming and richly emotional tale of love, hope, faith, and charity that will delight not only Christian-fiction fans, but also anyone who enjoys a well-written historical romance.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamilla | 2/10/2014

    " Not one of her best romances, I was a little disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 2/1/2014

    " This story started off cute, but soon ran into an over abundance of misunderstandings and too much nagging mom. Overall it was a cute story line, but I found myself becoming annoyed with the petty misunderstandings that were continually blown out of proportion and the mom who kept falling into the same behavior over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl-Lynn | 1/31/2014

    " This was a cute book though heavier on the Christian than I'm used to in a Christian fiction book. I felt bad for Maggie- I thought she gave, gave, gave. Todd was definitely a little dense and his mother was awful. Of course, if this sort of thing really happened this might be more how it plays out but I like a little more happy/romance and a little less criticism. Of course, they all learned things in the end... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2014

    " Gosh, just read this last month and cant remember a thing about it. Must not have been that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginnie | 1/17/2014

    " At first I didn't feel like finishing it. Then I did. Not my favorite Cathy book, but still pretty good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/16/2014

    " This book was too frustrating... I was mad at the Husband and mother in law pretty much the entire time...Stupid! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 1/14/2014

    " Yikes! Not good writing! The characters are flat and predictable. The dialogue stilted and unrealistic. The plot and setting cliche and ho hum. Not worth it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amara | 1/4/2014

    " Blech. Crappy crappy writing. Sometimes I can overlook it, but not right after Blood, Bones, and Butter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 12/29/2013

    " I liked the heroine and the story had some cute moments, but most of the other characters drove me crazy. It was overly preachy for my tastes too and not nearly enough romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 11/23/2013

    " There are many ways that people misunderstand each other and hide their true feelings especially in relationships. What are we afraid of people doing if they find out we care. It is always great when two people who really belong together find each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigitte | 11/4/2013

    " I listened to this book on CD. The narrator was fantastic. It took me awhile to get into it but couldn't stop listening to it near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Bohlman | 10/26/2013

    " This is one of my favorites. Maggie and Todd have conflict due to miscommunication and cultural differences. Something very common in marriages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 10/11/2013

    " Cathy Marie Hake has done it again. The reader of this novel will find themselves laughing histerically, frowning, and almost crying in grief as this book goes on. The emotions run ragged in this romance novel of unexpected love. Do you fight for your love? Because these two surely do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Guymon | 10/8/2013

    " An enjoyable, quick read with likeable characters and a good plot line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melmac MacDonald | 8/30/2013

    " Not my favorite from this author, I got a little bogged down. It lacked some character development and the way the characters spoke seemed to change throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 9/4/2012

    " Enjoyable read, although I did feel the story was a bit lacking on background, & a little rushed. Finished it and thought wow that was fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 8/2/2012

    " I didn't like this book at all really compared to her others, but I must own all her books. The story was sweet just a little slow. And a little confusing about some points. And frustrating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Borud | 7/20/2012

    " I normally love her books, but this one was below par. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 4/21/2012

    " I liked this book as far as a decent Christian romance goes. I do not like it as well as other books I have read published by Bethany House. Mainly, I found the story line to be quite unrealistic, just to good to be true. If a reader can get past that, then it's an okay read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine Lovett | 1/16/2012

    " I did not enjoy this one as much as I remember enjoying her other works. The husband was much too austere and domineering to be likable. I found myself mad at him for most of the book and sorry for the girl who married him. She had it rough and it didn't seem like anyone gave her any credit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 5/21/2011

    " I did not enjoy this one as much as I remember enjoying her other works. The husband was much too austere and domineering to be likable. I found myself mad at him for most of the book and sorry for the girl who married him. She had it rough and it didn't seem like anyone gave her any credit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 5/10/2011

    " Enjoyable read, although I did feel the story was a bit lacking on background, & a little rushed. Finished it and thought wow that was fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 joy to the world | 5/2/2011

    " completely tolerable B-grade christian historical romance
    suffers from a little whiplash in some sections -- love him, leave him, love him, leave him
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/27/2011

    " This is not one of her better ones. Lots of drama and heart ache and almost no humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 4/10/2011

    " Just okay. I actually liked the beginning quite a bit, but thought it lost momentum about two-thirds of the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 3/22/2011

    " I liked this book as far as a decent Christian romance goes. I do not like it as well as other books I have read published by Bethany House. Mainly, I found the story line to be quite unrealistic, just to good to be true. If a reader can get past that, then it's an okay read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melmac | 3/1/2011

    " Not my favorite from this author, I got a little bogged down. It lacked some character development and the way the characters spoke seemed to change throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 2/22/2011

    " I didn't like this book at all really compared to her others, but I must own all her books. The story was sweet just a little slow. And a little confusing about some points. And frustrating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/13/2011

    " There are many ways that people misunderstand each other and hide their true feelings especially in relationships. What are we afraid of people doing if they find out we care. It is always great when two people who really belong together find each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caiti | 2/5/2011

    " I can't say I disliked it, but I wasn't impressed.
    It was pleasant filler between other reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 1/13/2011

    " I liked the heroine and the story had some cute moments, but most of the other characters drove me crazy. It was overly preachy for my tastes too and not nearly enough romance. "

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About the Author
Author Cathy Marie Hake

Cathy Marie Hake is the author of over twenty novels and a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit. In addition to writing inspirational love stories, Cathy adores classical music, romantic getaways, and Diet Pepsi. She lives with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs in Anaheim, California.

About the Narrator

Laurie Birmingham is an experienced stage actress. She has appeared in many theaters around the country, and has recently returned to the Milwaukee Rep. Laurie lives with her rescue dog, Odi, in Milwaukee.