As we edge closer to the most wonderful time of the year, we are so excited that the UK eBook of  The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss is being published today by Pan Macmillan.

Brimming with holiday spirit, this festive romcom follows Kate Turner, a single thirty-something who’s fresh out of romantic prospects in her sleepy hometown. That is, until her best friend signs her up for a dating agency promising to help its customers find love before the holidays. All of a sudden, Kate’s got twelve potential suitors to meet before Christmas – though quantity doesn’t always equal quality!

‘Tis the season for finding romance in this hilarious and uplifting holiday read

When it comes to relationships, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say “Bah, humbug.” The sleepy town of Blexford, England, isn’t exactly brimming with prospects, and anyway, Kate’s found fulfillment in her career as a designer, and in her delicious side job baking for her old friend Matt’s neighborhood café. But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. Twenty-three days until Christmas. Twelve dates with twelve different men. The odds must finally be in her favor . . . right?

Yet with each new date more disastrous than the one before–and the whole town keeping tabs on her misadventures–Kate must remind herself that sometimes love, like mistletoe, shows up where it’s least expected. And maybe, just maybe, it’s been right under her nose all along. . . .

If early reviews are anything to go by, this heart-warming debut is sure to fill you with cheer:

“This book reminded me of all the things that I love about Christmas. It filled me with the festive spirit.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Hilarious… If you enjoy Christmas romances, be sure to put this on your reading list.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“An excellent modern and romantic novel dispersed with Christmas cheer, awkward situations , and laugh out loud moments throughout.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I loved this book so much… I have the sudden urge to put up my Christmas tree and drink my body weight in mulled wine. This story was just so festive and adorable.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Perfect Christmas reading! Well written, realistic, feel good, basically all you need from a fabulous yuletide caper!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Jenny Bayliss lives in a small seaside town in the UK with her husband; their children having left home for big adventures. She went to university aged 39 to study part-time for a degree in Creative and Professional Writing, and for the last 7 years, Jennifer has been baking cakes for a coffee shop where she lives. Jenny likes long walks, baking days and is obsessed with stationary. She doesn’t believe in saving things for best and shamelessly wears party dresses to the supermarket.

You can purchase the eBook here. If you’re keen to get hold of a physical copy, complete with the book’s glorious paperback jacket, you will have to wait until the 13th October in the US and the 12th November in the UK.