The Twelve Dates of Christmas
'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. . . .
Praise for The Twelve Dates of Christmas
“Fans of The Holiday will adore this quaint English countryside set romance….Feels like getting a hug while sitting under a thick blanket with a cup of tea on a wintry afternoon.” –Refinery29
“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
“We can't get enough of this twist on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’!”—Country Living
“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
“Charming. . . This slow-burn rom-com set in a small British village at Christmas will be the perfect cup of tea for fans of Marian Keyes or Helen Fielding.”—Library Journal
“Fans of the best-friends-to-lovers and second chance tropes will savor this.”—Booklist
“[A] nice cozy rom-com novel, one with a bit of an edge, a larger meaning, and a satisfying ending.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune