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.
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Alice Grantham lost her fiancé and her job, so she's had to come home to Willow Park to live with her parents. To recover some sense of independence and security, she's cobbled together different part-time jobs, including one as assistant to the pastor of her hometown church. Nothing seems to be going right for her. Even Micah, the first boy she ever loved, is standoffish with her now.
For years, Lydia has dreamed of overseas mission work, the way some women dream of getting married. How ironic that she needs a husband to finally make it happen. She's always been practical, however - even if it means a marriage-of-convenience, so she can finally do the work she's called to do. Gabe needs a wife at exactly the right time. Plus, he's kind of hot.
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After being married for just six months, Sophie's journalist husband, Mark, was captured by a Syrian rebel group and held for more than two years. Now that he has finally returned home, he's like a different person. She hardly knows him anymore, and he keeps pulling away from her. She tries to be patient and support Mark in any way he needs, but it just gets harder and harder.