Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I have a great little read for you today if you’re looking for a Christmas novella. Jenny B. Jones is one of my favourite authors when I’m looking for a healthy dose of humour in my story, and this one delivers on that and more. You can read my full review here. But for now, I give you the first line of His Mistletoe Miracle.
~ About the Book ~
He needs a fake girlfriend.
She needs a holiday miracle.
After years as a hostage in Afghanistan, wounded journalist Will Sinclair retreats to idyllic Sugar Creek, Arkansas, to finish his memoir and get his life back on track. As if the town’s match-making mamas aren’t enough trouble, his own meddling family descends on him for the holidays. To get them all off his back, Will plots a ridiculous idea. He just needs the right woman. When he finds a bossy decorator in his yard, it’s more than her ugly Christmas sweater that makes her the perfect pick.
Cordelia Daring loves her life as a foster mom and entrepreneur. But when she finds herself in need of money, Will’s offer comes just in time. Pretend to be his girlfriend for two weeks? She can handle that. Sure, she flunked drama in high school, but how hard could it be to pose as the arm candy of famous journalist Will Sinclair? Never mind that her foster son adores him. Or that his family is everything she’s ever wanted. Because when the deal expires, Cordelia intends to take her money and run.
As the holiday draws near, their pretend relationship spirals out of control. And Cordelia’s not sure she wants it to unravel. If these two hope to make it till December 25th, they’re going to need some serious Christmas magic. . .
If you like heart-warming characters, small-town romance, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll love this visit back to Sugar Creek.
~ First Line ~
From his hard bed on the concrete floor, Will Sinclair heard his first sound of hope in four years.
I guess you’ll have to read it yourself to find out what that sound of hope is!
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