Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball was a sweet romantic story that I enjoyed very much. Donita K. Paul combines romance, magic, Christmas, family and Christianity into a quick read that is perfect for the holidays.
Cora is a young Christian woman who is estranged from her family and lives alone with her cat. She works at the same company as Simon who is a single Christian man who lives with his family and is very committed to them. They meet unexpectedly while looking for Christmas presents at the Warner, Werner and Wizbotterdad's bookshop on mysterious Sage Street. They both end up buying the same book, each with a ticket to the Wizard's Christmas Ball tucked inside.
Cora and Simon find themselves spending more and more time together. Will they be able to become friends despite their different personalities and the fact that they are manager and subordinate at work? Will they find romance even though they are not looking for it? I generally don't read many romances because I find them predictable. This one was lighthearted and the magical element kept it from being so predictable. The characters were real and likable. I would love to read a sequel that continues Simon and Cora's story.
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