This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
Happy New Year!! I don’t know about you but I’m so energized by the new year. I love dreaming and planning for what might be possible over the next 12 months.
This month we are reading This Time Next Year and it is as fun and fizzy as a glass of champagne at midnight. It begins with a 30th birthday party on New Year’s Day! What follows is the story of Quinn and Minnie and the many ways fate continues to bring them together.
Happy Reading everyone!
Minnie Cooper thinks her birthday is unlucky. Born in the wee hours of New Year’s Day, she narrowly missed the cash prize for being the first baby born in London, 1990. That prize went to Quinn Hamilton. And the intervening years have convinced Minnie that her unlucky streak has continued while Quinn has seemed to be luck personified. A chance meeting at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday beings a series of chance meeting than inexplicably keep bringing them together.
From the Editors
Why We Chose It:
This book is the perfect way to kick off the New Year! The romance fizzes like champagne and the story will have you turning the pages as fast as you can! I know it’s *early* in the year but, this book will be hard to beat!
– Ashley Brooke
This is the perfect, dreamy, fate-filled book to kick off the new year. I’m so excited we’re reading this together, I know you’ll love Quinn and Minnie’s story!
This is such a great read and easily makes the top of my list when it comes to British rom coms! It’s laugh out loud funny while containing the sweetest romance, all with the genre’s trademark wit tied in!
About the Author
Sophie Cousens started her career in television, where she produced, among other things, The Graham Norton Show, Big Brother, Ant and Dec and Russell Howard’s Good News. Working in TV taught her three things;
1 – Wearing a lanyard makes you look as though you know what you are doing.
2 -The best phrase you can contribute in meetings is “let’s action that!”If you say it often enough, hopefully someone else will do your work for you.
3 – If in doubt, find someone wearing a lanyard – they’ll know what to do.
Sophie currently lives in Jersey where she now writes full time. She lives with her husband Tim and has two small children who keep her occupied with important questions such as ‘but did Cinderella have a toothbrush?’ and ‘do giraffe’s know they have really long necks?’ She yearns for a time when she will be able to add a miniature dachshund to the party.
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xx- Ashley Brooke
The Ashley Brooke Book Club is here to inspire fun and thoughtful conversations about what we are reading, highlight women storytellers, and cross another great read off your ‘to be read’ list. We’re here for books that make you feel like you’ve had a night out with your girlfriends without ever leaving your couch!