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Book Review: This Time Next Year


Down-to-earth baker Minnie Cooper knows two things with great certainty: that her New Year’s birthday has always been unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Minnie and Quinn were born at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day thirty years before, and not only did he edge her out by mere minutes to win the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990, but he stole the name she 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 handsome, charming business owner truly seems to have it all–including the perfect girlfriend. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each frustrating interaction somehow seems to leave them both hoping for more?


I enjoyed every moment of this novel. Probably why I partially took my time in reading this. It was interesting getting to know each of the characters. Even though Minnie annoyed me at times especially in the beginning because you could see how she was using their failing business was destroying her best friend’s chances at interesting jobs that was coming up.

This novel had some really good life quotes which should be acknowledged however I’ve only physically wrote this one out before I realised!

“Don’t cry about something you wouldn’t cry about in five years”

I really enjoyed the author’s writing and I cannot wait to read more of her as this novel had me wanting to figure out what was going to happen next which are the best kind of reads!

4/5 Stars

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