THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

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.

Thirty years later 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…

Genre: Rom-Com 

Number of pages: 416 pages

Date of Publication: 15/10/2020

Author/Illustrator/Publisher: 

The book was written by Sophie Cousens who started her career in television where she produced ‘The Graham Norton Show and Big Brother amongst others.

The illustrator of the lovely cover is Lucy Truman who is a freelance international artist / illustrator. She is also a renowned children’s book illustrator and enjoys drawing for many well-known book publishers in both adult and children’s genres.

Penguin Random House published the book.

Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

This is such a cute Romantic Comedy which is so heart-warming, funny and very touching, where family and friends are everything.

This is the story of Minnie and Quinn and how they were born at the same hospital just a minute apart. Thirty years later they meet again and their destiny seems to be entangled. Minnie and her friend Leila work together catering for people that can’t get to shops or people who live alone and can’t cook on their own but their business is struggling financially. Quinn on the other hand seems to have everything but behind doors he is struggling emotionally.

Wow… I really enjoyed this book, it is more than just a Rom-Com. It is a story full of realistic situations, where friends support each other but also argue and disagree with certain things, where family is supportive but also have their own problems to deal with. The romance between the main characters was realistic as they get to know each other as friends first and have their own baggage. It was so refreshing to see honesty on both sides and how each of them needed to accept themselves before they could start a relationship. The book takes place over a single year and also jumps back in time to when both Quinn and Minnie where younger, but this time skipping is well written and it is easy to keep up with where you are in the story. All of these jumps were to significant events in their lives and we learn how their paths had crossed many times before without them knowing it.

I didn’t want to put this book down. There were pages were I was laughing so hard at how funny it was, there were other pages in which I was angry with the characters but also pages where I was sad and wanted to cry. This is a story full of emotions which are very well balanced throughout the book.

I highly recommend to read this book for a sweet and unique story which can be read at any time of the year and how cute is the cover of the book? A must read. 

Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops.

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