My thoughts…

This was a really beautiful book to read! I absolutely loved it. Everything from the characters (what awesome names – Minnie Cooper?!) to the settings, the back story and the future plans was so well written.

It’s not a typical romance, but more of a contemporary domestic drama – a genre all of its own really. There’s a perfect amount of humour woven throughout the book which is welcomed alongside the more serious subjects and emotions that the author explores. Books about missed chances and opportunities are becoming more and more frequent yet this one still managed to stand apart from the others.

About the book…

Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they’re about to meet again…

Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990–and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it’s no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before.

When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all–while Minnie’s on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more?

A moving, joyful love story, This Time Next Year explores the way fate leads us to the people we least expect–no matter what the odds.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication:15th October 2020

About the author…

Sophie Cousens worked as a TV producer in London for more than twelve years and now lives on the island of Jersey in the UK, balancing her writing career with working for an arts charity and taking care of her two small children. This Time Next Year is her first novel.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher and author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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