Accent signs 'romantic comedy' Puzzle Girl

Accent signs 'romantic comedy' Puzzle Girl

Accent Press has signed romantic comedy Puzzle Girl by debut novelist Rachael Featherstone.

World English rights were acquired from David H Headley at DHH Literary Agency.

Puzzle Girl tells the story of “single, career-focused” Cassy Brookes, who writes a message in a puzzle book when stuck in a doctor’s office one day. When she returns for a check-up she sees someone has replied.

"Will finding the mystery puzzle-man be the cure to all her problems or will the truth turn out to be a bitter pill to swallow?" The publisher said.

Rebecca Lloyd, senior editor at Accent Press, said: “Featherstone’s upcoming romantic comedy Puzzle Girl is Bridget Jones meets "You’ve Got Mail". Rachael is one to watch for 2017: we believe she’s the next Sophie Kinsella.”

Headley said: “I am delighted with the passion shown to Rachael’s debut by Rebecca and her team and that Accent’s plans for publishing as a lead title are very exciting.”

Featherstone said: “I am so delighted that Accent love Puzzle Girl as much as I do and I hope readers will love it too. It has been a long – but fun – road getting here and it feels like the journey has just begun.”

Puzzle Girl is due for release in February 2017.