It’s almost time to deck the halls! But before you do, why not sort out your Christmas gift list? We have just the thing – Jenny Bayliss‘ fabulously festive The Twelve Dates of Christmas has been released in gorgeous paperback by Pan Macmillan!
Following the UK eBook and US paperback release of this hilarious yuletide romcom back in October, it’s been receiving plenty of buzz, being featured as the ‘Spotlight Title’ in Netgalley’s ‘Books for Christmas’ newsletter, and in Popsugar‘s round-up of this year’s must-read holiday romance books. Good Housekeeping has also included the paperback in it’s feature on the best November releases.
Whoop Whoop! The Twelve Dates of Christmas has made it into Good Housekeeping's books to read this month! Pretty bloomin excited!! 🎄📚🎄 @JayneOsborne15 @MMLitAgency @panmacmillan https://t.co/AhQFxloR8h
— Jenni Bayliss Jennings (@BaylissJenni) November 9, 2020
In Twelve Dates, we meet Kate Turner, is a perpetually single young woman, whose best friend hatches a plan to set her up on 12 blind dates, in a bit to get her coupled up by the 25th. As you can imagine, this doesn’t quite go as smoothly as hoped….
On the first day of Christmas, a dating app offered me
Twelve tailored chances for perfect harmony . . .
Kate Turner is happily single – a bit too happily, in fact. Since returning to her hometown of Blexford, a sleepy village where everybody knows each other, and between catching up with her oldest friends Laura and Matt, a flourishing career as a fabric designer, and taking care of her beloved dad, love hasn’t really had a look in.
But Kate does love Christmas. So when Laura insists she signs up to the Twelve Dates of Christmas, a brand new dating app service, she doesn’t need too much persuading. Twelve perfect festive dates with the area’s most eligible men – who could say no?
Amongst the twinkling lights and over hot chocolates and glasses of red wine, romance is easy to find. But with each date, Kate learns more about the men, and even more about herself.
As the big day approaches, Kate’s left wondering – is it really the season for true love, or will this Christmas be the coldest yet?
Early fans are smitten with Bayliss’ wit and charm:
“SO SO SO CUTE! I loved everything about this book. So cozy and adorable and funny.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
” A funny, light-hearted novel with a likeable lead character. Rom-com fans will definitely want to pick this one up. And now I can’t wait for Christmas…” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“This book was the perfect Christmas romance to put you in the mood for the holiday season – a quaint and wintery setting with holiday spirit galore and a feel-good story about finding love where you least expect it. “ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A light hearted and really enjoyable read… the perfect book to cosy up with in the lead up to the festive period, and it is sure to give you some laughs!” 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.
This book is sure to delight lovers of romance and of the holiday season, with plenty of hijinks and a sentimental core. So, treat yourselves to a copy today!