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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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3 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cormorant LINK Site BAY (Text) 33500013297890 New Available -
Crookston Public Library BAY (Text) 33500013300249 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library BAY (Text) 33500013297908 New Checked out 05/26/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593085387
  • ISBN: 0593085388
  • Physical Description: 358 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"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..."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    Giving in to her friend Laura's urgings, Kate signs up for a Twelve Dates event in which she is paired for outings with men she's never met. The busy fabric artist and baker loves her small English village but wants a family. Kate has fun on some of the dozen dates, while others go spectacularly wrong; the gingerbread house design adventure with a temperamental architect is especially memorable. Her childhood friend, Matt, lingers in her mind as she helps him with his café holiday events and remembers moments from their past together, but he has a new girlfriend. Still, readers will intuit that their story is not over yet. The holiday details and recipes add a festive overlay to a funny dating story. Fans of the best-friends-to-lovers and second-chance tropes will savor this. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jenny Bayliss lives in a small seaside town in the UK with her husband, their children having left home for big adventures. After having been a professional cake-baker for many years, she went back to college at age thirty-nine to study part-time for a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Bayliss likes long walks, baking days, stationery, and shamelessly wearing party dresses to the supermarket. The Twelve Dates of Christmas is her debut novel.

Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Bakers > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Christmas fiction.
Romance fiction.

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