I received an eARC of This Time Next Year – Sophie Cousens from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After securing my place on the blog tour, I received a print copy. This review is part of the official blog tour.
This Time Next Year Details
Author: Sophie Cousens
Publication Date: 15th October 2020
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Sophie Cousens worked in TV in London for over 12 years, producing the Graham Norton Show, Big Brother and Ant and Dec. Sophie has previously published an eBook, romantic comedy novel How to Get Ahead in Television which was shortlisted for the 2015 Romantic Novelist Association Awards. She relocated from London to Jersey and balances her writing career with working for an arts charity, taking care of her two small children and enjoying small island life.
This Time Next Year Summary
Quinn and Minnie are born on New Year’s Eve, in the same hospital, one minute apart. Their lives may begin together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different. Quinn has a luck filled life, whereas bad luck seems to follow Minnie.
Until they find themselves together again in the same place at the same time. What if fate is trying to bring them together?
Maybe it’s time to take a chance on love…
Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver.
This Time Next Year Review
I gave This Time Next Year – Sophie Cousens a 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars as I felt that it was a little repetitive in parts.
This is an adult contemporary with themes of romance. Quinn and Minnie were born on the same day in the same hospital and they meet by chance on their 30th Birthday. Minnie has bad luck supposedly as she should’ve been called Quinn until Quinn’s mother heard it and named her son Quinn first. Minnie’s mother then decided to call her daughter Minnie Cooper (yes, they called her Minnie even though their surname was Cooper)! The family catchphrase every time something goes wrong in Minnie’s life is “This would never have happened to a Quinn Cooper”.
This Time Next Year follows their intertwining lives over the course of the year, flashbacks explain why they behave in certain ways. By chance, they keep running into each other and they are learning to work through their insecurities and become happier within themselves.
This Time Next Year Early Praise
- Heart-warming and unashamedly romantic, a funny, lovely read. Ruth Jones
- Sparkling and uplifting. Mhairi McFarlane
- A fast-paced, laugh out loud romp through an embarrassingly accurate tale of telly folk. Graham Norton
- A hoot, great fun, a genuinely laugh out loud book. Milly Johnson
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