Congratulations on the publication of THREE HOLIDAYS AND A WEDDING by Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley publishing today from Putnam!

Three times the holiday magic. Three times the chaos.

As strangers and seatmates Maryam Aziz and Anna Gibson fly to Toronto over the holidays—Maryam to her sister’s impromptu wedding, and Anna to meet her boyfriend’s wealthy family for the first time—neither expect that severe turbulence will scare them into confessing their deepest hopes and fears to one another. At least they’ll never see each other again. And the love of Maryam’s life, Saif, wasn’t sitting two rows behind them hearing it all. Oops.

An emergency landing finds Anna, Saif, Maryam, and her sister’s entire bridal party snowbound at the quirky Snow Falls Inn in a picture-perfect town, where fate has Anna’s actor-crush filming a holiday romance. As Maryam finds the courage to open her heart to Saif, and Anna feels the magic of being snowbound with an unexpected new love—both women soon realize there’s no place they’d rather be for the holidays.


“The quintessential holiday rom-com…Three Holidays and a Wedding combines two budding romances, a massive snowstorm, unlikely friends, meddling family members, and one magical small-town for the most festive book you’ll read this year. It’s a hopeful story about having the courage to open yourself to others and the journey to finding where you belong.” —Carley Fortune, author of Every Summer After

“A sweet and touching celebration of friendship, family, faith, and of course, love that will delight readers seeking to lose themselves in the romance and magic of the season…A new festive classic.” —Lily Chu, author of The Stand-In

“This charming multicultural and multi-faith romance sparkles with an adorable cast of characters and a storyline that reads like a movie one would want to watch again and again.” —Library Journal (starred)

“[A] holiday romance with charm to spare…Proving that ‘holiday miracles can happen anywhere, to anyone…. It’s a keeper.” – Publishers Weekly

“The perfect cozy read that turns winter travel chaos into triple-holiday magic! Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley create a sparkling world readers will never want to leave.” —Amy E. Reichert, author of Once Upon a December

“A festive fairytale. This sweet, sparkling novel is as fun and surprising as a perfect snow day. Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley have proven that wherever you may find yourself, community is the people you love.” —Lauren Fox, author of Send for Me

“A heartwarming celebration of love, family and faith, Three Holidays and a Wedding tenderly explores the bonds that bring us to our best selves.” —Jean Meltzer, author of The Matzah Ball

“Perfectly charming and heartwarming, Three Holidays and a Wedding expertly wraps three holiday traditions, two tender romantic stories, and one warm loving family in a giant feel-good wintry hug….My favorite holiday romance ever!” —Sara Desai, author of The Dating Plan and To Have and to Heist

“An earnest look at the myriad ways that people can find love if they are open to seeing it.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The most delightful holiday rom-com…A charming novel that explores love, happiness, and honesty with sweet and hilarious characters that will steal your heart. I devoured it!” —Jennifer Close, author of Marrying the Ketchups

“Such a delight! With larger-than-life memorable side characters, not one but two swoon-worthy romances, and all the diversity and acceptance I could ask for, this was truly a perfect holiday rom-com.…This book should be a holiday classic.” —Farah Heron, author of Kamila Knows Best and Accidentally Engaged

“Festive and fun! A one-of-a-kind swoony story that celebrates so much more than just Christmas! I absolutely loved it!” —Chantel Guertin, author of It Happened One Christmas 

“This delightful romance will have your heart humming with happiness: sweet, tender and joyful, it brings the magic of the holidays alive. An uplifting and inclusive celebration.” —Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of Blackwater Falls

“Holy holiday!…Being marooned has never been more fun.” —Zarqa Nawaz, author of Jameela Green Ruins Everything and creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie

Marissa Stapley is the NYT bestselling author of the novels Lucky (a Reese’s Book Club pick), The Last Resort, Things to Do When It’s Raining, and Mating for life. Her fiction has been published around the world and her journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America. She has taught creative writing and editing at the University of Toronto and Centennial College.

Uzma Jalaluddin is the author of AYESHA AT LAST (2018), a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in a Toronto Muslim community. Her second novel HANA KHAN CARRIES ON (2021) is inspired by the movie ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and set in rival halal restaurants. Uzma also writes a funny parenting column for The Toronto Star, and has written for The Atlantic.

Marissa is represented by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency and Uzma is represented by Ann Collette at Rees Literary Agency.