Married for Christmas (Willow Park, #1)
After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought.

Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.

They can get married. They can build a life together. They can celebrate Christmas as a couple. It's fine that he doesn't love her. And it's fine that she's not exactly suited to be a small-town pastor's wife. And it's fine that she's more attracted to her sexy, brooding husband every day.

Jessica can be practical about this marriage. She knows what she's getting into, after all...

This book includes fully-developed sex scenes between a husband and wife.

Married for Christmas (Willow Park, #1) Details

Book TitleMarried for Christmas (Willow Park, #1)
Book Author
ISBN9781492765141
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages205
Rating
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Married for Christmas (Willow Park, #1) Reviews

  • Judy
    Oct 1, 2016

    Judy

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. This is a short novel about friends getting married for reasons other than love. He is a young pastor who lost his beloved wife in a car accident. A church in his home town that he's always wanted to preach at has an opening but the elders are concerned that ...

  • Bea
    Sep 17, 2016

    Bea

    This book wasn't my cup of tea. I knew it was very religious centric going into it, so I tried to read it with an open mind. I found a lot of the scenarios and situations between the couple were overly dramatic and a bit contrived. The book also seemed to just be a little bit aimless, ...

  • Leyns
    Sep 13, 2016

    Leyns

    Note to self - Do not read. According to reviews: Widower still in love with his deceased wife. Heroine who cries too much, including during sex. No thanks. ...

  • Angela
    Sep 10, 2016

    Angela

    Married for Christmas is Christmassy and sweet ... The characters are young and quirky ... I enjoyed it as a cute, unique novella. But the dialogue is uneven - natural in some places, out of place in others. And as sweet and charming as the story was, the whole time I was reading, I fe...

  • Kinga
    Mar 14, 2016

    Kinga

    4,5 starsThis is the first novel of the Willow Park series. At first I read Home for Christmas what is the last book of it, and I absolutely loved it. Of course I wanted to continue this series.Jessica and Daniel are close friends. Daniel has a dream: he wants become the pastor of the...

  • Brandy Painter
    Jan 5, 2016

    Brandy Painter

    I could have used a little more character development with both the hero and the heroine, but I LOVED how faith was an integral part of their lives and how that was presented. This is the sort of treatment of faith and religion I want from books. Real people dealing with real problems....

  • KC
    Dec 12, 2015

    KC

    My experience of reading Married for Christmas was going well until the wedding occurred. Jessica transformed from a decent character into a selfish nag who wasted no time on reneging on her promise. She'd agreed with Daniel to embark on a marriage of convenience, but did not give him ...

  • Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
    Apr 11, 2015

    Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow

    3.75 Stars...This was really cute. And I would say more, but I'm on a reading binge and don't feel like stopping.So...onward! ...

  • namericanwordcat
    Jan 3, 2015

    namericanwordcat

    There are lots of things I liked very much about this romance. I love marriage of connivence plots. I really like that this plot in a contemporary romance that makes sense. Clergy should be married in the eyes of manny congregations. The heroine's reasoning makes sense as well. I enjoy...

  • Laurelannb
    Dec 25, 2014

    Laurelannb

    "Married for Christmas: In Which Two Overly-Sensitive Newlyweds Have Emotional Misunderstanding After Emotional Misunderstanding" (after emo-o-otional misundersta-aaa-anding). For the love of baby Jesus on his birthday, please stop it.The woman is snarky because a church lady wants to ...