Good tidings we bring, on this lovely October day! It’s never to early to get in the Christmas spirit, which is why we’re so pleased that Jenni Jenning‘s super-fun YA debut, Merry Kissmas to You, is published today by Scholastic!
Jenni is rapidly becoming the queen of feel-good festive lit, as proven by her adult releases – The Winter of Second Chances, which launched earlier this month, and last year’s hit romcom The Twelve Dates of Christmas, which was selected as a WH Smith Fiction Book of The Month and Apple’s ‘Audiobook of the Week’ last December. Both were published in the UK by Pan Macmillan.
Praise for Twelve Dates of Christmas:
“With its cozy, small-town setting and adorable premise, The Twelve Dates of Christmas is the perfect book for anyone looking for a charming holiday romance.” PopSugar
“Bayliss delivers delightful holiday atmosphere and believable romantic tension in her cute and cozy debut. . . By turns tender and hilarious, this adorable rom-com is sure to satisfy.” Publishers Weekly
“If you need help getting into the festive spirit, this is the book for you” Good Housekeeping
We were just as delighted as Jenni when we saw the gorgeous finished copies online last week:
They're here! I'm so excited. My first ever YA novel!! It's so shiny and lovely 💓 Published on 7th October and available for pre-order. @ChloeSeager @scholasticuk @bookdenhythe @AitchLove pic.twitter.com/3ck33IGChI
— Jenni Bayliss Jennings (@BaylissJenni) September 24, 2021
Though this offering is for slightly younger readers, it’s a sure-fire crowd pleaser for romance lovers of any age. In a Yuletide read that’s packed with heart and charm, we meet a group of troubled teens who are fresh out of Christmas cheer – but hopefully not for long…
Milly, Robert and Sam usually love Christmas. But this year, they’re all out of joy. Milly is worried about her dad. Sam is desperately trying to avoid her ex, Nadia. And Robert is convinced he’s destined to always fall for girls who don’t like him back. As their high-school’s Christmas Snow Ball approaches, they are all out of festive fun. But as the snow starts falling and the sleigh bells ring, maybe it’s not too late for a sprinkling of Christmas sparkle after all… Will each of them get their magic moment under the mistletoe?
Jenni Jennings 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, Jenni has been baking cakes for a coffee shop where she lives. Malice in Underland is Jenni’s debut middle grade series. Jenni also writes adult fiction under the name Jenny Bayliss.
This is the absolute perfect read for anyone craving something warm and fuzzy as nights get colder – congratulations, Jenni, on another warm and witty festive read!