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The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Jenny Bayliss

In this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy debut, a thirty-something woman who’s given up on love is set up on twelve dates with twelve different men in the month leading up to Christmas.

One woman. Twelve Mr. Rights. What could possibly go wrong?

 

When it comes to relationships, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is happy to say “Bah, humbug.” After all, the snowy, sleepy town of Blexford, England, isn’t exactly brimming with date-worthy prospects. Besides, who needs a man when she’s found fulfillment in her career as a designer, and in her delicious side job baking for her childhood friend Matt’s neighborhood café? But then her well-meaning best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help lonely 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?

Except when one date stands her up, another turns out not to be as single as he pretends, and a third rudely commandeers a gingerbread-making operation, Kate begins to wonder whether it’s not her season for romance after all. With the whole town keeping tabs and each new date more disastrous than the one before, Kate reminds 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.

Genre

Romantic Comedy

UK Publication

Macmillan, November 2020

US Publication

Penguin / Putnam, November 2020

Rights Sales

UK & Commonwealth: Macmillan
US: Penguin / Putnam
Dutch: Luitingh-Sitjhoff
German: Goldmann
Polish: Burda Media
Swedish: Norstedts