Thank you to G.P. Putnam’s Sons for providing me with a review copy of This Time Next Year!
I was over the moon when GP Putnam’s Sons reached out to me about reading and reviewing This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens – I had had my eye on this book already because of how great the premise sounded. The book is about two characters with nothing in common (except for being born at the same hospital a minute apart) who keep running into each other – it sounded like Serendipity meets One Day in December and I couldn’t wait to dive in.
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.