It’s 1893 in Carver’s Hollow, Arkansas and healer Maggie Rose is doted on by a gaggle of older men for whom she has lovingly taken on the role of caretaker. Who’s had time to marry? Not Maggie—besides there are no single men around to tempt the dark-haired beauty, who is perfectly happy making soaps and such from an old family rose recipe and bickering good-naturedly with her adoring Uncle Bo, who thinks it’s high-time Maggie settled down with a good man. “The time’s a-comin’ for you to meet the future God has planned for you.” Enter farmer Todd Valmer and his ailing Ma, who, seeking medical help for Ma while traveling to Texas, find themselves stranded in the hollow with Maggie and her adoring “family.”
Will Maggie and Todd fall in love and marry? Well, yes, though it’s quite the other way around. While there are no surprises here, Serendipity will, no doubt, appeal to Hake’s loyal audience, specifically those who are particular fans of Christian romance.