This week's post is by Juliette Hill from her novel, Christmas Shoppe Magic.
My name is Sophia Ward, and I’m one of the major characters in Juliette Hill’s Christmas Short, “Christmas Shoppe Magic.” I’m 24 years old, and I live in a small/mid-size town about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C. Last summer, I completed a two-year MBA program at a local university. Two other friends and I were sharing an apartment until they received fantastic job offers and moved out of state. That left me with the entire rent each month. I’ve been waitressing at a downtown Italian restaurant as well as helping out
where I can.
My boyfriend, Joe MacMillan, and I became engaged on Christmas Eve. He’s the best guy in the world. He’s the only guy for me. I met him while working at my waitressing job when he, his mother, Patrice, and his brother, Henry, all came in for dinner one night before Thanksgiving. Joe lives in Seattle where he is Chief Operating Officer of a computer software company he and his two best friends started right out of grad school. He’s tying up loose ends there until we get married.
After we met, I had the opportunity to help the family out working as needed in their shop, MacMillian’s Christmas Shoppe. The shop’s been in the family for generations, I helped with cleaning out their warehouse/storage area downstairs as well as inventory and set up. The shop has been special to me ever since I was a young girl, although I had never come to know the family personally until last November.
Joe and I hit it off pretty quickly as we spent many hours working and hanging out together. The rest is history as they say! He’s very sentimental and romantic and surprised me with something very special last Christmas Eve. If you’d like to find out what that was, check out our story in “Christmas Shoppe Magic” by Juliette Hill!
- The worst Valentine's Day gift I ever received was...a sticky, messy mud pie in the shape of a heart from my first grade buddy when I was six years old! He handed it to me, and of course it completely fell apart all over my hands. I went running in my house crying!
- My idea of the perfect date would be...Joe and I having a romantic candlelight dinner at a table on the beach somewhere in the Caribbean. I love the ocean and Joe does too.
- If you want to give me candy...please give me orange creams covered in milk chocolate or strawberry cream hearts covered in milk chocolate. Yummmmm!
- The song that best describes my current love life is...“How Do I Live Without You” by LeAnn Rimes.Please stop by Juliette's Blog and be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!