Do you believe in luck? Or do you think you make your luck, and there’s a little bit of destiny going on with it? Well, all these questions have an answer in the novel whether one can be born unlucky or whether luck is something that you make for yourself. This time I am reviewing a novel named This time next year by Sophie Cousens where crossed lovers are meant to be together with a real sense of fate that goes throughout the book on new year’s eve.
The Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens takes place in London on a New year’s eve, two strangers on their mutual thirteenth birthday completely from different worlds discovered that many times their paths almost crossed before when they were only born in the same hospital, one minute apart. Their lives may begin together, yet their roads couldn’t be different. Without knowing it thirty years later when they exist together at the same place, at the same time. What happens when they meet after 30 years at this new year party. Is it fate that is trying to bring them together?
The novel centred around many issues where one of the centrepieces is the notion of luck being born lucky or not lucky. This love story creates a very fine line between cheese and beauty, undercutting it with humor that you might not expect. The novel is prepared within the most lovey-dovey times of the year, the new year party.
So without wasting your curiosity for knowing more about the novel, let’s further directly jump to the summary of the novel.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens | Book Review
About Sophie Cousens
Sophie Cousens is a romantic comedian writer born in London, and the United kingdom currently living on the island of Jersey in the United Kingdom. She has done her master’s degree in history at Edinburgh University. She worked as a TV producer in London for more than twelve years, working on The Graham Norton Show, Russell Howard’s Good News and Big Brother.
She balances her writing career with taking care of two small children. This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens was her first novel published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens | Book Overview
It is a contemporary romance fiction novel published on 1st December 2020. The novel was selected as an instant New York Times bestseller and A Good Morning America Book CLUB PICK.
The book is set in and around London in the 1990s. The book switched from one character’s point of view to another, but it mainly follows the main character’s Minnie Cooper life and her thoughts and feelings.
Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton were born at the same hospital on 1st January 1990. Minnie Cooper, a warm, relatable girl, owns a pie company and is struggling to start her business, marking pies for people in need. Quinn Hamilton, a handsome, charming business owner, had an extraordinary life of wealth and glamour.
Book Summary: This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
Even though this novel is considered the romantic novel with a bit of family drama, it has more to it than it says. This novel follows the story of Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton, born at the same hospital only a minute apart on New Year’s eve of 1990.
This story takes us through various events and years until Minnie and Quinn finally unites. They both grew up differently and had different life routes. She always feels bad on New year eve and usually tries to avoid celebrating them. She is always afraid to take risks and blame everything on her bad luck.
She is not doing well financially, also struggling with the pie business that she runs with her best friend, Lelia. The friendship between Minnie and Lelia were from fifteen years old, and they shared everything. They both are trying to set their struggling business together.
On the other hand, Quinn is a rich and successful businessman who truly seems to have it all. Unknowingly they both finally meet on their thirteenth birthday. When Minnie suddenly runs into Quinn at a new year party and sees that fate has continued to favour her. Two strangers from different worlds, what brings them together, why do they keep by adding into each other’s life? And leave them both wanting more?
My thoughts on This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
It’s a slow-building romance novel as much as it’s about self-discovery as it is about a love story. Both the characters fits very well in this story. There are many fun sets of characters. Some are weird, and some are colorful, some are anxious. This book is a perfect light read and exactly what you want on holiday.
The way Quinn bonds with Tara and just by having a healthy relationship Tara’s anxiety reduces and her health gets better. This shows the importance of family and friendship.
Rating for This time next year by Sophie Cousens
Final Words | This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for rom coms with a perfect mixture of friendship, family, self-love and fate in it. This book provides you with a perfect portion of relief from your surroundings by engaging you in this romantic book.
Anybody who thinks they don’t like romance should still give this book a try because it’s about many more things in it. As you go inside the book to search, you will know.
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