Book Recommendation – Potato Flake Christmas by Cathe Swanson

Book Description:

It seemed like such a good idea at the time…

Her grandmother’s invitation came at the perfect time to rescue Claire Lucas from the consequences of her good intentions. With no reason to stay in Minnesota, she turns her back on the ice and snow and heads for the Golden Sun Oasis retirement community in Arizona.

Jeffrey Koa is at loose ends after finishing college. He hasn’t found a job yet, and his parents are on their way back to their exotic mission fields, so when his great-uncle calls to ask for his help, Jeffrey leaves the sandy beaches of Hawaii and heads for Arizona.

It doesn’t take long to realize they’ve been set up, but the clumsy matchmaking scheme appears to be working – until Claire realizes that her secret will put an end to Jeffrey’s dreams.

Can they be just friends, or are their hearts stuck on a happily-ever-after?

A heartwarming story of friendship and romance, with plenty of laughter as they turn the tables on their matchmaking relatives.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading Potato Flake Christmas, set in Arizona. Claire is a retail management trainee with a horrible boss who bullies her and makes Claire’s life miserable. Claire leaves her job and the chilly Minnesota winter behind to spend Christmas with her Grandma Vivian in Arizona.

Jeffrey is living in Hawaii, doesn’t have a job, and accepts his Great Uncle Herb’s invitation to visit for Christmas. Herb manages the retirement community where Vivian lives, and they’re friends who could move their friendship into relationship territory.

A fun and cute story develops as Jeffrey and Claire are thrown together by their sweet and good intentioned matchmaking relatives. I recommend Potato Flake Christmas to contemporary fiction readers who like friends-to-more Christmas romances with matchmaking seniors and a solid faith thread in the story.

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