Wednesday, June 28, 2017

All in the Family ~ by Magdalena Scott

On Saturday, I met a friend to spend some time together. Here is how our conversation began:

Friend: I'm upset with you.

Me: Uh-oh. What have I done now?

Friend: You scared me. I thought little Matthew was going to get run over by a car!

Me: Oops. Sorry. It scared me too, when I wrote it.

Friend: *Chuckles* It's a good thing when book characters seem so real.

Me: I almost bought Matthew a Christmas present in 2015. Cutest little plastic plate with trucks printed on it. He would have loved that plate! *Sighs wistfully*

Us: *Laughing*

If you haven't guessed it, Matthew is a little boy in my Serendipity, Indiana series. In 2014, when he was new to the reading world, he was four years old, and loved trucks (watching them go past his house on North Main Street, riding in them, talking about them) almost as much as he loved Lillian Standish's sweet dog, Daisy. Matthew was the only child of a single mom.

When Matthew and his mother, Melissa, moved to Serendipity in the first book, Small Town Christmas, everything in their lives began to change. The scene that scared my friend happens in one of the later books. (There are eight in the series so far.)

Writing the Serendipity series has been a treat. I feel like I know the characters, and when readers feel that way too, I think I must be doing something right. A reviewer recently wrote about the series, "It makes me happy reading it." Those words warmed my heart.

Book Eight in the Series, Once Upon a Time, released in June. Writing Taylor Kincaid's story was pure joy. I knew the final scene long before I'd written the rest of the story. Taylor and the story's hero, Ken, learn that love truly can survive anything.

I hope you'll take a moment to look at the Serendipity series. If you hurry, you can read all of them before Kim: Beach Brides Series releases on July 11th. Kim was a nurse's aide in Serendipity Book Two, Emily's Dreams.

The Kincaid family, the Standish family, and the rest of Serendipity are waiting for you with open arms. (And don't worry, Matthew is just fine!)

Happy reading!
Magdalena Scott



  1. Lovely post, Magdalena. Looking forward to reading this series. Glad that Matthew is safe. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Josie! As you can tell, Matthew is one of my favorites. :)

  2. I love it when readers get so attached to a book. Love your story and the series sounds charming.

    1. Thank you, Mary! I'm writing the final story for Sweet Christmas Kisses 4. I'll be "moving" to a new town after that. ;)

  3. That is sweet. Matthew is a true-to-life little boy.

  4. Magdalena, it is amazing how readers think of our characters as real people, but that's a good thing.

  5. Wonderful post, Magdalena. I love when I fall into a book that deeply.