On the first day of Christmas, my true love… dumped me.
Poppy loves Christmas and always goes all out to make this magical time of the year extra special for her boyfriend George. But George is strangely not in the Yuletide spirit this year. As Poppy wrestles him into her Christmas jumper built for two for a holiday snapshot, she finds out why.
He’s leaving her. With only twelve days to spend together until Christmas.
Poppy is heartbroken. George is the love of her life, and what would Christmas be without kisses under the mistletoe, his mum’s delicious homemade gingerbread or their super-competitive games of Pictionary?
She’s determined to win George back. So, anxious to prove to him she can be spontaneous, she signs up as a Christmas volunteer at the local community centre. What she doesn’t know is that there’s a festive surprise coming her way…
As Poppy throws herself into her new role – mulling vats of hot cider and hanging fairy lights off everything within reach – she discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. And there’s also Theo. Her new boss. Grumpy and opinionated, he’s everything she doesn’t want.
But as the snow starts to fall, she begins to notice other things about him – like his twinkling green eyes, how he makes her laugh, and how much he cares about the people he’s trying to help.
As the twelfth day approaches, Poppy might be about to discover that the most perfect Christmas might be the one that she didn’t plan at all…
Fans of One Day in December, Beth O’Leary and Mhairi McFarlane will be completely enchanted by this witty and warm festive story about friendship, love and finding yourself.
Readers can’t get enough of Elizabeth Neep:
'THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING AND MORE…! I binged this in a day. It gave me all the Christmassy feels… It’s just a perfect holiday read.’ @pretty.bookish, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Loved loved loved this story… If you buy one book this year buy this one. Fabulous author, fantastic story… Read this in one sitting, couldn’t bear to pull myself away.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! This has definitely been my favourite Christmas read of the year so far and I’m not sure how any other book could beat it… it warmed my heart so much I felt like I’d spent an evening in front of a cosy fire.’ @iheartbooks1991, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Heartwarming, uplifting and simply magical, this fantastic romantic comedy charms and delight from beginning to end with a great mix of brilliant characters, rib-tickling humour and plenty of Christmas magic… A gorgeous holiday romance that will melt your heart.’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘One of the best and funniest Christmas books I've read in a long time… so gripping, I loved it, highly recommend… Uplifting and so enjoyable.’ @claires_book_adventures, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Warm, witty and delightfully entertaining. Full of festive feels.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A magical romcom with a difference… It truly had something special. I mean this story had it all going on and had a real taste of Bridget Jones.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book is everything… Relatable and real, my heart absolutely ached… Witty and just an all-around amazing book' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Awww! How cute was this book?… I laughed with this book, I cried with this book… I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A total “escape from the madness of the real world” book I absolutely loved this!’ Mrs Roadley Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐