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The Twelve Dates of Christmas
The Twelve Dates of Christmas | Jenny Bayliss
'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 caf. 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. . . .
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Buddy read day!
Tagged is #sundaybuddyread
Also pictures #obamabuddyread

CBee Whoop whoop!!! 😊😊😊 5h
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https://www.momontimeout.com/fudgy-toffee-flourless-brownies-naturally-gluten-fr...

#SundayBuddyRead I read this weeks section and then cruised Pinterest for GF Brownie recipes............BAHAHAHAHA

See you SUNDAY!

AmyG Oooo those look great. 7h
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megnews
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Date 3: Finally a guy to like. The hunky feminist fireman! Swoon

#SundayBuddyRead

TheBookHippie ❄️🤍 2d
AmyG While I am not a fan of these kinds if books….I am thoroughly enjoying this one! 2d
megnews @amyg I am not either but I do enjoy some cozy, fluffy romances in December 2d
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TheBookHippie
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My evening plans !!! Off to school we go -happy Monday Litsy! #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

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TheBookHippie
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD DECEMBER ♥️🎄💚

Pages 1-104 for next week

Another book without proper chapters 😂

Everyone Welcome

Some winter cozy ❄️🧤🧣❄️

SamanthaMarie Yay! It's on my TBR so this is perfect. 🎄🥰🎅 4d
TheBookHippie @SamanthaMarie ♥️💚♥️💚♥️💚 4d
Chrissyreadit Happy Chanukah 💙 3d
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit Hanukkah Sameach! 3d
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TheBookHippie
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD DECEMBER 💚♥️

Everyone welcome. I post discussion questions on Sunday. Readers respond on Sunday and throughout the week as they have opportunity. Two rules: NO SPOILERS. BE KIND.

Next years line up http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2021/08/22/2022-sundays/

PageShifter I would love to join!! But I checked that I would propably get my copy around 17th... Is that still possible to join? 1w
TheBookHippie @PageShifter no problem -happens all the time with library holds! Just read appropriately for the Sunday 💚♥️ 1w
megnews Can‘t wait! 1w
TheBookHippie @megnews I‘m ready for this kind read. 1w
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Save the date(s) for @TheBookHippie and the #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

“DECEMBER SUNDAYBUDDYREAD SCHEDULE
🎄Everyone welcome.

Questions posted on Sundays correlate with the pages read.“

original post is here:
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2305455

KristiAhlers I can‘t wait for this one! It‘s also part of my Winter Games 2021 #MistletoeManiacs read! 2w
Emilymdxn Id love to join for this! Do I have to sign up anywhere? 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Emilymdxn No sign up needed. On each Sunday, @TheBookHippie posts questions with the #sundaybuddyread tag. Join in when you can. 2w
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MidnightBookGirl Such a cute book! 2w
TheBookHippie @Emilymdxn what @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick said. ♥️ follow the hashtag - I post on my page on Sundays. 2w
Andrew65 Yey, my library has it. 2w
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TheBookHippie
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD DECEMBER 🤯

Everyone Welcome 💚♥️

mollyrotondo Is this another one without chapters? 😂 2w
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo YAAAAS 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😝 2w
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie 🤣 of course! 2w
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TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I about threw it when I opened it up! 2w
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie 🤣 oh no! Hopefully it‘s a fun one to make it all worth it! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I'm planning to reread this one during #WinterGames so I would love to join your buddy read!! 2w
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks yay! I post questions on Sundays that correlate with the reading schedule/ no spoilers and be kind are our only rules -people talk all week as they get to it ♥️🙃 2w
TheAromaofBooks Those seem like pretty reasonable rules haha I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's thoughts!!! 2w
LitsyEvents @Emilymdxn see above 😊 2w
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I‘m sure it‘ll be fun! 2w
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TheBookHippie
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DECEMBER #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD SCHEDULE

🎄Everyone welcome.

Questions posted on Sundays correlate with the pages read.

♥️💚

keys_on_fire I‘m in! This should be fun! Thanks for hosting :) 1mo
Scochrane26 Thinking I‘ll read this one again in December & join you all. It‘s a fun book. 1mo
TheBookHippie @keys_on_fire I‘m looking forward to it! 1mo
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TheBookHippie @AmyG EARLY SCHEDULE 👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
AmyG 👍🏻 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m going to join you all next month. 💙 Do you have the books picked for next year? I promise I did scroll the hashtag, but couldn‘t find it! 3w
sprainedbrain @TheBookHippie THANK YOU! 😃 (edited) 3w
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TheBookHippie
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DECEMBER #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

Everyone welcome 🎄

megnews Planning on it! 2mo
TheBookHippie @megnews I‘m looking forward to it! Nice way to end the year. 2mo
Linsy I might need to join for this one! I love cozy Christmas romances. 💕 2mo
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TheBookHippie @Linsy me too!!!! 2mo
AmyG See you there! 2mo
kezzlou85 It's a really good read. I hope you all enjoy it. 2mo
peanutnine Ooo I just bought this with a Kindle deal! I'd love to join the discussion ☺️ 2mo
TheBookHippie @peanutnine Yay! I post questions on Sundays I‘ll post reading schedules soon. Just follow the hashtag #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD ….WELCOME🎄🤍 2mo
BookBosomed1 I‘m interested. How does this work? 2mo
KristiAhlers Is it too late to join? I‘d love to do this! 2mo
TheBookHippie @BookBosomed1 @Katbooklover Everyone is always welcome. People join in all the time. I post the scheduled reading chapters and weeks -you read the section for the Sunday date. On Sundays I post discussion questions correlating with what we‘ve read. We read a different book every month, split in 4 sections -this is Decembers pick. We only have be kind and no spoilers as rules. Follow the hashtag #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD and it‘ll pop up. Happy to have you! 2mo
KristiAhlers @TheBookHippie great. Super excited for this! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Katbooklover I am too I love a cozy read in December ! 2mo
KristiAhlers @TheBookHippie I just picked up my copy so I‘m ready when we start! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Katbooklover 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BookBosomed1 Awesome! 2mo
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julesG
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Sweet Christmas romance. A bit predictable, but still a cute read.

Liked the MC Kate and her two best friends, Matt and Laura.

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TheBookHippie
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD DECEMBER

Everyone welcome 💚♥️

slategreyskies Oh, I‘m in for this one!! ❤️💚!! 2mo
TheBookHippie @slategreyskies should be a wonderful December read. 2mo
samanthagutt I loved this book!! 2mo
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TheBookHippie @samanthagutt oh good! I love good warm fuzzy fluff for December ! Feel free to join in the final discussion or reread with us! (edited) 2mo
DebinHawaii Looking forward to holiday fluff for sure! 😊 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii meee too!! It‘s usually Chrismukkah madness however this year it Turksukkah 😂 Hanukkah is early -at any rate busy time of year nice time to read warm fuzzies. (edited) 2mo
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I know it‘s mid-March, but this just came in for me at the library. What a cute and fun read! Would make a cute movie. It makes you want to visit/live in the village it takes place in. The book is broken up into 12 sections, 1 for each date, which was a fitting structure. I enjoyed the dates with Kate as she tries to find love. Has some memorable (and quirky) characters. I look forward to Bayliss‘s next book!

samanthagutt I loved this story and I read it in March too 😂 I‘ll definitely read more books by her! 8mo
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samanthagutt
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Okay, I know it‘s mid-March and completely out of the acceptable date range to read Christmas books, but this hold finally came through on Libby and I couldn‘t resist. It was well worth it I LOVED it! Plus it fits the #Booked2021 prompt for authors name beginning with A, B, or C. Which wraps up my winter quarter!

TheBookHippie This is our book for December for #SundayBuddyRead 9mo
Ruthiella I think it‘s perfectly ok to read Christmas themed books out of season. 😃 👏 9mo
Liatrek Always a good time for a cozy Christmas book 🎄🎄 9mo
samanthagutt @TheBookHippie i loved it! I‘ll probably re-read it in December too 😂 @Ruthiella @Liatrek I couldn‘t agree more! 9mo
Cinfhen Well that worked out perfectly then!!! Don‘t forget You have until midnight, April 3 to fill out the first quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
https://bit.ly/
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I read this book back in February, but at least it was snowing at the time. I really enjoyed this Christmas romance and am already looking forward to reading it again in December for #WinterGames!
Book 32 of 2021

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The tagged book finally came in on Libby and with the snow I thought it'd make for a perfect winter romance read. Which I'm enjoying!

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Kshakal
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Incredibly predictable but so incredibly lovable... it made me long for the quaintness of an English village!

BethM I liked this! I was also going to send it to you in February 😂 10mo
Kshakal @BethM lol!!! I had requested it from the library ages ago and it just came in! 10mo
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BethM
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Predictable but delightful. It makes you want to visit the village.

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BethM
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I‘ve had trouble sticking with one book, so i‘m going back to this. Maybe I need to switch genres entirely though. Tried a cleanse this week and I feel like death so I‘m stopping. Having cocoa to coat my stomach/reflux and hoping it doesn‘t take my body too long to feel normal again. Looking forward to my bookstore trip planned for tomorrow!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope you feel better in the morning! 11mo
Avanders Aww take it easy on yourself! You‘re only at this point in your life once.. it‘ll take a little while to fully bounce back 😉 10mo
BethM @Avanders thanks, I think that‘s hard to remember! 10mo
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BethM
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Snuggling and reading, not sure if the mood for this one has passed though.

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍snuggles are the best. 11mo
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Curvybookgirl
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This book was so much better than I expected. It is slightly predictable but it‘s fun and a festive treat.

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TheAromaofBooks
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Just remembered that it's Saturday!! 😝

#BookReport - Made good progress on my #BookSpinBingo list, although I did bail on Christmas in Paris about halfway through - I couldn't stand the main character & her obsession with the idea that people are only “productive“ if they have a “real“ job. 🙄 The rest have all been pleasant reads. About halfway through the collection of 10 short stories in Christmas Comes to Dickens & they are absolutely ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) absurd but are racking up the points for #WinterGames both just by being holiday reads & also because I am checking off loads of bingo squares with them! 😂 Can't believe I only have a week of holiday reading left!!!

@Cinfhen
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Cinfhen God bless Dickens and his point boosters 😉 11mo
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BethM
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@LeslieO thank you for this wonderful #elfswap ! It was lovely to have something to open this morning. Merry Christmas my lovely Littens!

LeslieO Merry Christmas to you! 🎄🎁I hope you love the books. Enjoy! 11mo
Crazeedi Merry Christmas!!🎄☃️🌠🎁 11mo
Avanders 🧚🏽‍♀️🎄♥️ 11mo
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Good morning! Going back to some holiday romance, this week I read The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
I‘m sure you can guess the plot of this book. It follows Kate on her journey through 12 dates as she tries to find love. It is a really cute story and a great escape from the crazy world we live in right now. Be warned though… you are probably going to want a lot of hot chocolates and tasty treats while ready this book as Kate is a baker for a cafe.

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#WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick

Week 3 total - 2553 points!!

Tagged is my favorite book from this week. #WGGuesstheBook really helped with my points this week. Hoping to rack up the readathon points this week with #DashingDecember & #WinterSolstice !!

kimmypete1 Guess the book also helped me tons this week. Plus it was so much fun!! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks @kimmypete1 - Right?? Even though I'm kind of terrible at it 😂 11mo
kimmypete1 @TheAromaofBooks I‘m also kind of terrible at it, but love it anyway! 11mo
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Texreader Way to go! 11mo
Clwojick 🌲 💝 Amazing! Way to go! ❤ ✨ 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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This book was just the kind of fluff I was looking for!! There is always a danger with this kind of story that it's going to turn into something weird, but Bayliss keeps this fun & realistic with likable characters & a small town that I would love to visit. My biggest complaint is that the author has a habit of offhandedly mentioning a secondary character once & then just referring to them a chapter later after I have forgotten who they were ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) but that's a pretty minor complain. If you are looking for some relaxing, PG-rated fluff, this is a fun one to read.

#FestiveFlicks #ReadYourWay #CrushtheRush #DashingDecember (book 1/9) #WinterGames #MerryReaders #BookSpinBingo

@Traci1 @TheSpineView @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Andrew65 @Clwojick
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Andrew65 Looks fun 👏👏👏 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I ordered this last month but I don't think I'll get to it this year. 11mo
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 11mo
TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick - Out of all the ones I've read this month, this is one of the few that I'll probably reread again next year. It was pretty cute. 11mo
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Jemgirl2014
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I'm doing something different this year. I'm actually reading Christmas romance stories during the holiday season. So far, this one is my favorite! I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing Kate's 12 blind dates with her. Bayliss really put a lot of effort into making each each date as creative and unique as possible. The author is real great at description and characterization as well. I would love to visit a little village like that during Christmas.❤️

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Kimberlone
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This was probably one of most realistic holiday romances I‘ve read. The characters all had pretty normal jobs and there weren‘t any super ridiculous situations. I do wish there had been more build up with the romance between the main character and the main love interest, but overall a cute and mostly realistic story.

#HolidayRead #WinterGames #TeamRedNosedReindeer @StayCurious

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Jemgirl2014
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Listening to this. I am really enjoying it! ❤

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Lovesbooks87
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I really enjoyed this book and finished it in a couple of hours. Kate is 34 and is ready to find Mr. Right. So she decides to sign up for 12 dates before Christmas. She thinks she has to found the one in 12 dates right? But what if Mr. Right has been there all along. I had so many laugh out loud moments while reading this. Can‘t wait to read what the author writes next!

#bookspinbingo

tracey38 Sounds like a fun holiday read. 12mo
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 it was! 12mo
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 I've been seeing it around and thinking of getting it eventually. 😊 12mo
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Scochrane26
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Finished this last night. A Hallmark story but without the cheesiness & with a lot of humor. The dates were entertaining, & I enjoyed the setting & food (there‘s a few recipes in the back). The only thing that annoyed me was the amount of time wasted between the MCs before the story starts. I guess the author wanted the MCs to be older due to the plot line. A fun, festive read! #teamreadnosedreindeer @StayCurious #wintergames2020

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TheBookStacker
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Picked this up on a whim as I picked up wrapping paper and tape today. Looks cute!

mdm139 Let me know what you think. I keep thinking about this one. 12mo
Jennifer3 Hallmark Channel had a movie by this name and it was cute and fun. 12mo
kezzlou85 I've read this. Its a fun read 12mo
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kezzlou85
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Aww what a cute, funny and sweet story this was. I loved this story so much and the ending was perfect. I did figure out who she would end up with, its an age old story but it was written so well. I enjoyed the dates and the different ways they turned out. I love how Kate is a strong character but has her moments of real emotion. The other characters in this, really help make the story. #Netgalley 5*

Cupcake12 I‘ve read this too and loved it x 12mo
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marleed
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This was cute. The ending was predictable, but it was fun reading through all the dates it took to get there.

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Cupcake12
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
🍁 I‘m grateful for receiving some #litsylove through the post today from @RavenclawOwlCat @Mitch and @JaneyWaneyB
🍁My children are happy and healthy
🍁Tagged book- dating fiasco at Christmas

Eggs You are blessed❣️ Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🌟 12mo
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Cupcake12
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#weekendreads
1. The Bookish life of Nina Hill
2. Tagged book....so funny in parts, lots of LOL moments
3. My daughter having her first poem published in a New York magazine ❤️
@rachelsbrittain

kspenmoll Congratulations 🎉🎊 that is fantastic for your daughter! 13mo
rachelsbrittain Congrats to your daughter! That is definitely something to smile about!! 13mo
UwannaPublishme Great news about your daughter‘s poem! 🙌🏻🎉 13mo
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Cupcake12
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A great, light hearted Christmas read. The idea of a young woman signing herself up for 12 dates before Christmas in the hope of finding true love was always going to be a good selling point!
Predictable storyline but full of comedy. I really grew to like Kate as the MC and really felt for her as she had some horrendous dates.
Matt and Laura (best friends) had great supporting roles and the village they live sounds quaint. A feel good read 💕📚

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The clocks have gone back, it‘s cold, dark and pouring with rain. I don‘t want to get our of bed, the girls are on half term so .......why not start a festive read🎄
#newbooktoread

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Gadgetgirl71
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This book is really enjoyable. It has already put me in the spirit of Christmas, making me wish Christmas was a bit nearer than it is, so I can put up my Christmas tree and decorations. The book also made me very hungry with the talk of mince pies, chocolate brownies etc, so much so I ended up baking three different batches of cup cakes!
My Rating: 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Full review: https://gadgetgirl71.blog/2020/10/15/the-twelve-dates-of-christmas/