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. . .
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'He wanted joy to be possible for someone like him.' After spending 4 years in an Afghanistan prison, journalist Will Sinclair is rescued and comes to the small town of Sugar Creek, Arkansas to recoup, trying to write his memoirs and get back to living a normal life. As if. His meddling family decides to come to him when he won't respond to their numerous texts and calls. Will loves his family but just wants to be left alone. To that end, he decides to maybe get them off his back by having a girlfriend. Only he doesn't have one. When he walks out in his front yard one morning and finds a bossy staging decorator directing a takeover of his lawn with Christmas lights, he has a crazy idea. Hire this woman to be his girlfriend until Christmas is over! Sounds like a plan. Or not. Cordelia Daring loves what she does. She is a foster mom and loves staging, but her accounting job pays the bills. Does she have the courage to step out into the unknown, having faith that God will honor that decision? She takes Will up on his offer and agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for a few weeks. Sometimes things just don't go the way they are planned and this couple might need some Christmas magic. Fans of Jenny B. Jones will love this because it brings back the Sinclair family spotlighted in Save the Date, which I have read three times now. And probably will again. This one is just as precious, too. I love immersing myself in one of Jones' books. They are so fun and so captivating that I just get lost and don't want to stop until I've read the very last word. The spiritual message is quite good here also. I loved every single minute. Recommended.