Congratulations on the publication of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS by Chantel Guertin publishing today from Doubleday Canada!


Will her Christmas wish come true?

Zoey Andrews lives and breathes Christmas. She loves everything about the season, and after years of directing countless holiday movies, she certainly knows her way around a festive tale. So, when she finally gets the chance to bring her own script to life, she isn’t about to let anything, or anyone, stand in her way–not even the stupidly sexy, utterly frustrating plaid-clad tree farmer Benoît Deschamps. Moonlighting as mayor of Chelsea–the cozy Quebec hamlet at the center of Zoey’s screenplay–Ben maddeningly refuses to grant her a film permit in his enchanting town.

With just four days left before Christmas, Zoey must change Ben’s mind, but not before an unscripted ice storm leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere, with nothing except . . . each other.

Will Ben’s chilly resolve shatter Zoey’s Christmas movie wish? Or will Zoey be able to melt his stubbornness–and maybe even his heart?


“It Happened One Christmas is irresistibly Christmassy with all the sparkle of a Hallmark movie. So festive I could almost smell the scent of pine through the pages.” —Jenny Bayliss, author of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

“With its charming setting, addictively sweet love story, scene-stealing dog and all the fun, festive feels I could ask for, this adorable novel ticked every box on my Christmas romance wish list. A delightful read that’s guaranteed to add sparkle and joy to your holiday season!” —Marissa Stapley, bestselling co-author of Three Holidays and a Wedding

“A grumpy Christmas tree farmer versus a relentlessly optimistic film producer, a picture-perfect Canadian town at Christmas—Chantel Guertin checks all the boxes in this delightful holiday romance.” —Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of So This Is Christmas

“It Happened One Christmas is the perfect holiday treat! With warmth and wit, Chantel Guertin celebrates everything we love about the season: charm, coziness, and especially love. Readers will adore this fun and fresh small-town romance as Guertin spins a novel escape behind the scenes of our favorite holiday film franchises—and the result is binge-worthy.” —Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love

Chantel Guertin is the author of eight novels, including Instamom and Stuck in Downward Dog for adults and the Pippa Greene YA series. She has worked as a beauty expert on Canada’s number-one daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show, and as an editor of various magazines. She lives in Toronto with her family.

Chantel is represented by Samantha Haywood.

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