“On the fifth date of Christmas my true love gave to me, one gay man dancing, one date of drinking, one fireman skating, one vegan weeping, and a no-show outside the Pear Tree!”
Kate Turner is on a grown-up mission to find a suitable, sensible partner who has no improper pride and is perfectly amiable. (have you been watching pride and prejudice again?). So her mate, Laura, signed her up for a dating websites Twelve Dates of Christmas: twelve dates, in twelve different locations in the weeks leading up to Christmas. She is signed up, paid up, and dressed up for her first date. Yet each date is more disastrous than the one before. Crickey! Good thing Kate has her other best mate, Matt, who often comes to her rescue. Matt and Kate had a major falling out. Her feelings for him were…. intense. But Matt brings out her sparkle. Correction: that’s not sparkle. It’s rage-glitter. You could say they have a love-hate relationship. Will Kate Turner find her Christmas miracle before the holidays?
If you’re looking for a novel that epitomizes Christmas… This. Is. It. Have you seen the movie The Holiday? You will be reading this story in your best Jude Law and Kate Winselt accent. Reader, you’re going to love this. It’s so funny. You’ll fall off your chair, it’s so funny. (Mr. Napkin head scene- The Holiday). Raise your hand if you like food! You will most definitely water at the mouth over all the tantalizing cuisine. The Twelve Dates of Christmas is a story about discovering love where it’s least expected. ‘Tis the season for finding romance! Book best enjoyed with a a cozy, fuzzy blanket and a gingerbread latte.
song: Fairytale of New York by The Pogues