THE PERFECT HOLIDAY READ: With its high-concept premise, charming small-town setting, generous infusion of Christmas spirit, and funny, uplifting romance, The Twelve Dates of Christmas is the feel-good read of the season. It’s perfect for consumers looking for a cozy seasonal read or for a fun stocking stuffer for friends/family—or both!
A SPARKLING NEW ROM-COM VOICE: Romantic comedies continue to be in great demand, and Bayliss’s wit, warmth, and relatable characters—paired with her smart, hilarious depiction of the trials and tribulations of modern dating—make her a welcome new addition to the genre.
WE OWN TWO BOOKS: We believe so strongly in Bayliss’s talent that we invested in a second book from her; she has the capacity to branch out beyond the Christmas market to become a star in the mainstream rom-com arena.
SIMULTANEOUS UK PUBLICATION: UK rights to The Twelve Dates of Christmas were won at auction by Pan Macmillan, who will publish at the same time as Putnam. The novel’s cheerful and homey British village setting is sure to bring out the Anglophile in every reader.
IDEAL FORMAT: As we’ve seen with the popularity of Mutts and Mistletoe (Putnam, October 2018), the trade paperback format is a winner for both the Christmas and rom-com markets, and will stand out from the crowd of mass market and hardcover Christmas novels.
“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
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