My husband and I love a good game night with friends on a Friday night. And because some fictional couples are just too much fun to leave on the page, here is my list of fictional characters I’d invite over for game night…
- Jake and Maggie from HandyMan – Jake is a handyman with specific instructions from a well-known psychologist for a building remodel. When Maggie stumbles into the office, she mistakes Jake for the therapist. With tears falling down her cheeks, Jake fails to “set the record straight.” Is Jake the right “handyman” for Maggie’s heart? For Jake and Maggie, I’d pull out Settlers of Catan.
- Matt and Kate from My Stubborn Heart – When Kate and her grandmother hire Matt for minor construction work, he falls fast for Kate. Will he have the courage to open his stubborn heart to love and life again? Bubble Talk might be our choice.
- Marianne and Phillip from Edenbrooke – Can you say “hello” to the most wonderful book in the whole wide world? Phillip has the “hots” for Marianne and he is discretely trying to tell her. When Marianne’s sister comes to claim Phillip as her own, will Marianne have the strength to fight her sister for the man she loves? This book is Jane Austen plus so much more. We’d play the game Clue.
- Anna and Rupert from A Countess Below the Stairs – Anna’s wealth and status have been destroyed by social unrest in Russia. Rupert, on the other hand, is on the brink of establishing a marriage to save his wealth. When Anna comes to serve in Rupert’s household, she fails to “blend in.” Rupert can’t help but fall in love with the new servant in the house. You should read this book. Chess would be the game of the night.
- Molly and Baily from Love in the Balance – “Molly and Baily sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.” Molly and Baily like each other. A lot. They want marriage and babies and a life together but their match is not approved by Molly’s parents. When a strange man with unlimited financial funds comes to town, will Molly find love and a match worthy of her parents admiration? Sorry! all the way.
- Annalisa and Carl from A Noble Groom – Annalisa’s – newly pregnant with rent to pay on her land – is spontaneously widowed. Out of pure survival, her father decides to send a letter to the Old Country requesting a new husband for his daughter. When Carl arrives, he is mistaken for the groom requested. Will the two of them find love before the “requested husband” arrives? I’m thinking Blokus or SkipBo.
- Calla Lily and Tuck from The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder – Calla Lily and Tuck were forced apart by family members with “so-called” good intentions. After spending a lifetime apart, fate brings them together again to find that the love they once felt is still strong. After years spent apart, they get to try again. Phase 10.