Release day: 12 Daves of Christmas
Today is the official release of 12 Daves of Christmas by Juliet Madison (ebook, Escape Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
Abby Solomon may write happy-ever-afters for a living, but doesn’t believe she’ll have her own. But then a surprise visit from her grandmother’s ghost sets her off on a journey she’ll never forget.
Grandma Charlotte wants to find her first love, Dave, who she mistakenly thought had died in World War II. A quick trawl through the Yellow Pages yields a list of twelve possibilities, and Abby and Charlotte set off on a Christmas road trip — twelve Daves over twelve days along the sun-drenched east coast of Australia.
With just over a week to make the meeting happen, Abby has to meet a dozen Daves — some sweet, some quirky, some downright dangerous — while trying to honour her book deadline and enduring the awkward challenges of having a ghost as a travelling companion.
But when she comes across a young doctor who looks like the hero in one of her novels, Abby has the chance to discover that true love transcends time and space and that happy endings aren’t only to be found between the pages of a book.
Juliet dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I like writing books with titles that have a fun and quirky play on words, eg: I Dream of Johnny instead of I Dream of Jeannie, Haunted Ever After instead of Happy Ever After, and now: 12 Daves of Christmas instead of 12 Days of Christmas. The idea of a grandmother’s ghost trying to find her first love wouldn’t leave me alone, so I set out to create 12 different characters called Dave for the main character to meet as she tried to find the right one. This was challenging! But it was also a whole lot of fun, and I hope readers will be entertained by the variety of Daves in the book, laugh at the funny situations Abby has to endure on her quest, and be uplifted by the emotional storyline that centres around believing in the power of love.