Just Like Magic
Sarah Hogle | Paperback | October 2022
From the author of You Deserve Each Other comes a sprightly Christmas novel, a rollicking romp through the absurdity of family holidays and the hope of new love.
From the author of TikTok favourite, You Deserve Each Other, comes a charmingly festive romcom!
Bettie Hughes once knew the comfort of luxury . . . before she lost all her money. Long obsessed with her public image, Bettie boasts an extravagant lifestyle on social media but in reality she's broke and her family has no idea.
Christmas, with all its pressure to meet familial expectations, is looming when Bettie plays a vinyl record of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' backward and accidentally conjures up Hall, the Holiday Spirit, in the form of a charming and handsome man. Once the shock wears off, Bettie knows she's stumbled upon the greatest gift: a chance to make all her holiday wishes come true, plus a ready-made fiance.
But as some of Bettie's wishes lose their charm, she finds herself thrown off-kilter by Hall's sweet nature. Suddenly, grumpy Bettie is finding her heart merry and light. But the happier she gets, the shorter Hall's time on earth grows. Can Bettie channel the Christmas spirit and learn to live with goodwill toward all men? Or will her selfish ways return as soon as the holidays are over?