Author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas and The Winter of Second Chances, Jenny Bayliss, will return to Pan Macmillan for her next two novels.

The first of the two, Meet Me Under The Mistletoe, will publish in November, and follows Nory Noel as she reluctantly attends a week-long December wedding with some of her oldest friends at a luxurious castle. It will publish in the US with Putnam Books.

Editor Jayne Osborne of Pan Macmillan said: ‘Jenny is establishing herself as a must-read festive auth with her distinctive brand of unforgettable characters, snort-out-loud humour and quirky, big-hearted small-town settings. Jenny is an absolute dream author, and I’m absolutely thrilled to continue working with her and Hayley in this next stage of her publishing career’.

Jenny said: ‘I am so excited that I get to work with Jayne on another two books! The Pan Mac team are so supportive and nurturing, and to be able to continue writing for them is literally a dream come true. All E ever wanted to do was write books and Hayley and Jayne have made  that possible. I can’t wait to jump into writing my next book!’

Congratulations, Jenny!