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Amazon Number 1 bestseller

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Amazon Editor's Choice for Black History Month 2022

Featured in The Guardian Children's & Teens Best New Novels

Amazon's Editor's Choice Hand-selected reads for Children's and Young Adults

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard (US)

A Children's Book Council Teacher Favourites Selection (US)

Best Books To Gift from Book Riot's Hey YA Podcast (US)

ABA'S Best Books for Young Readers (US)

A PNBA Bestseller (US)

Shortlisted for Best YA and Best Cover

Shortlisted for Best YA and Best Cover for The Lovely Books Community Award 2023 (Germany)

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Trey Anderson is popular and handsome, and he works at his family's beloved local bookshop, Wonderland. Ariel Spencer is quirky, creative, and in need of a holiday temp job to cover her tuition for The Artists' Studio. An opening at Wonderland is the answer . . . and the start of a hate-to-love journey for Trey and Ariel.


When Trey and Ariel learn that Wonderland is on the brink of shutting down, can they get over their differences and team up to stop the doors from closing before the Christmas Eve deadline?

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German cover!

Publishers: Fischer

Pub: September 2023

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US cover!

Publishers: Soho Teen

Pub: October 2023


Polish cover!

Publishers: Wydawnictwo Literackie

Pub: November 2023




'Swoonworthy . . . With a feel-good conclusion featuring a kiss in the snow, an unexpected celebrity appearance, and a romantic playlist, Love in Winter Wonderland is a sweet novel.'

Foreword Reviews


'A sweetly seasonal YA romance, interwoven with thoughtful commentary on the Black Lives Matter Movement and the importance of community'

The Guardian 

"Brimming with heart-swelling chemistry and witty bookworm banter . . . A charming young adult book that will give you all the warm fuzzies."

Reader's Digest

'If you have ever wished to fall in love during the holiday season, Bello’s novel beautifully depicts romance in a winter wonderland.'


'"This feel-good festive romance glitters with a high-stakes Christmas countdown, community spirit, and a whole lot of “will-they-won’t-they?” wonder"


‘Gorgeous writing, witty dialogue, a magical setting and two characters you’ll fall head over heels for.’ Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

‘A screen-worthy holiday romance.’

Joya Goffney, author of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

‘A story so charming and fun it will whisk you away. It has TikTok sensation written all over it!’ Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

‘I devoured this delicious YA rom-com. A treat to read any time of year.’ Katherine Webber, author of Twin Crowns

‘Charming, heartwarming and perfect cosy reading, complete with the perfect holiday soundtrack!’ Ciara Smyth, author of Not My Problem

‘Full of warmth, humour and joy. A delightful read!’

Michelle Quach, author of Not Here to be Liked

‘A dazzling love letter to bookshops,
and the power of community.’
Adiba Jaigirdar, author of Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating

‘A wonderfully warm love story.’

Candice Brathwaite, author of Cuts Both Ways

‘A warm and cosy read that pulls you into the perfect winter romance. Abiola has given us all a gift to swoon over.’

Benjamin Dean, author of The King is Dead

‘The most joyful, cosy and swoon-worthy love story.’

Kate Weston, author of Diary of a Confused Feminist

‘A gorgeous love story, full of joy, humour and heart. Abiola Bello has given us something truly special!’ Danielle Jawando, author of And the Stars Were Burning Brightly

'Love in Winter Wonderland is what everyone should be reading this winter – it is just the tonic to these darker evenings and colder temperatures. Reading this has enveloped me like a hug and left me with the warmest of feelings. Abiola’s writing radiates warmth and love'

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