Finding Love at the Christmas Market

Residential-home caterer Connie has had one online-dating disaster too many. Hurt in the past and with her son to consider, now she's feeling hesitant. Then one of Connie's residents sets her up on a date at a beautiful German Christmas market - with the promise she'll take a mini-bus full of pensioners with her...

Amongst the twinkling lights and smell of warm gingerbread in the old market square, Connie heads off on her date with a check-list of potential partner must-haves. Baker Henrich ticks all the boxes, but when Connie meets Henrich's rival William, she starts to wonder if ticking boxes is the answer.

Will Connie's wish for love this Christmas come true, and if so - with who?

About the author

Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show.

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Why We Like It

  • ‘No one does armchair travel better than Jo Thomas. You see the lights, smell the gingerbread and get a warm romantic Christmas hug from this lovely book.’ - Number One bestselling author, Katie Fforde
  • 'Magically romantic...best read in front of a crackling log fire'- Milly Johnson, author of A Spring Affair
  • 'A sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story'- Miranda Dickinson, author of Fairytale Of New York
  • 'A scrumptious seasonal treat!' - Heidi Swain
  • 'With a wonderful cast of characters and an evocative setting, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without Jo’s book in your stocking!' – Jill Mansell


‘I’m a romantic novelist who writes about food and love in fabulous settings and who believes that every story should have a happy ending.’

Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show.

In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.

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