We are excited to share another roundup of fabulous media for THREE HOLIDAYS AND A WEDDING by Uzma Jalauddin and Transatlantic client Marissa Stapley!

THREE HOLIDAYS AND A WEDDING is 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.

THREE HOLIDAYS AND A WEDDING has been garnering some rave reviews and recognition! Here are just a few of them:

  • “Sure, the multicultural holiday town of Snow Falls feels as idyllic and improbable as any good Hallmark winter wonderland, but it’s a pleasure for the characters and the reader to take a rest there and reset in a world where everyone’s traditions are respected and celebrated. Come for the romance, stay for the friendship and pineapple rugelach!” – Oprah Daily (Online): Dreamy Holiday Romances to Read by the Fire
  • “Jalaluddin and Stapley expertly braid the three faiths together and each character sparkles in their own way. The holiday(s) spirit is strong in this one!” BookPage (Print): December Issue
  • “This is an absolutely enchanting Hanukkah, Ramadan, Christmas book for 2023 with a charming small town, a snowbound inn, and a touch of fate that brings everyone together. This is a holiday book at its very best.” Beyond the Bookends (Blog): 14 of the Best New Christmas Books of 2023
  • “Tacky Christmas sweaters, brightly colored saris, and candle-adorned menorahs light up the pages of Three Holidays and a Wedding, a holiday rom-com overflowing with festivities. Set in December of 2000, when Christmas, Eid, and Hanukkah all fall within days o each other, this novel by Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley is a celebration of faith and community.” Shelf Awareness (Online): Review

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.

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