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A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After 30 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 30th 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. 

©2020 Sophie Cousens (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Cute & Quirky RomCom

A quick, easy, light, read, rom-com. Just what I needed after such a rough, heavy, year that covid and quarantine has brought. Enjoyed this book and the characters.

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  • H. Divis
  • 2020-12-27

Charming

I enjoyed this story very much. The narration was great and the story was charming. It was full of witty lines, and both heart-twisting & heart-warming moments. I recommend it.

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  • Denysewoo
  • 2020-12-25

Best Love Story

Destiny from birth to now! I loved how Minnie And Quinn found their path to one another! I needed to hear this wonderful story! Thank you and Hannah’s narration was a gem!

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  • Barbara S
  • 2020-12-17

intelligent rom-com

Good Morning America chose “This Time Next Year” as December’s book club pick. Rom-Com is not a genre I gravitate towards, so I am grateful for their pick as it is an intelligent, fun, and sweet story. “Sleepless in Seattle” is referenced in this novel, and it’s perfect because similar to “Sleepless”, this is a novel that is heartwarming and satisfying. Minnie hates New Years because she believes she is jinxed. She was born on New Year’s day 1990 and was to be named “Quinn”. Her mother chose that name because she felt it’s a lucky name. Minnie’s mother was in labor and in the same room with another woman who was going to have a boy. The woman gave birth to her son firsrt, and SHE named her son Quinn. As a result, Minnie’s parents felt they couldn’t use that name because it was taken, and her father chose “Minnie” as her name. This was unfortunate because her last name is Cooper. Yes, her name is Minnie Cooper. Her mother, since birth, has told Minnie that she’s unlucky, and Minnie believes it. Unfortunate things seem to happen to her on New Year’s Eve and Day. The story really begins when she meets her nemesis: The “Quinn” who stole her name (actually it was his mother who did the deed). The story is told in jumping timelines with the chapters dated previous New Year’s and then the current timeline. Minnie learns that Quinn’s life isn’t the charmed life she sees on the surface. And poor Minnie….school children are SO MEAN!! If you read one Rom-Com this year, take a look at this one. It’s intelligent and very clever. I was giggling throughout the book. I listened to the Audible production narrated by Hannah Arterton who is perfect. Be warned about listening in public: you will breakout in giggles and guffaws and those around you (if they don’t see your earbuds) will deem you as a crazy person.

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  • Lynn Marozeck
  • 2021-01-17

Enjoyable read

I rarely write reviews, but this book was clever, entertaining & sweet - just what I needed.

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  • ladymusic
  • 2021-01-17

cute book, but 2020 wasn't the year

the book was cute, but we all have to use our temporary suspension of disbelief. The author had no idea what 2020 would be. haha. enjoy

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  • Holly G
  • 2021-01-17

Feel good story to start off the new year.

You honestly feel for Minnie and root for her throughout the book. That is until you find out Quinn’s real life. How he grew up. There is truth to this story of mental health, children taking of sick parents, growing up too soon, and how it effects their adult life. A lot is far fetched as most rom-coms but don’t forget about the truth behind it all.

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  • Mike Thompson
  • 2021-01-13

So sad to see it end

You know those books that you become attached to? The ones where you feel a void when you finish? This is one of those. Such a tender story with amazing character development and depth. I feel like I’m parting ways with a dear friend.

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  • Alejandra Ratto
  • 2021-01-10

A fun, easygoing, present rom com

I really enjoyed this book! It was easy to read, and the characters were very thought out and engaging, which made it all the more interesting to continue on. Like most love stories, you’re almost waiting for the predictable ending to come, and of course there needs to be some drama element which we can get frustrating at times because we just wanna get to the point. But aside from that, the story is very lovely, and isn’t just centered around girl meets boy, girl finds herself, and somewhere along the lines is this boy too

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  • lydia
  • 2021-01-07

A lovely story full of laughs and hope

I heard about this book on Good Morning America and thought it sounded like a nice distraction from reality. It was such a lovely journey and a fun way to distract myself from the serious concerns of the present day. I laughed out loud, cheered out loud, and even cried as a few observations in the book hit close to home. Such an enjoyable read!

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  • MSW
  • 2021-01-06

Thoroughly enjoyable!

I loved every aspect of this audiobook! Great narrating and storyline. It made me smile, laugh, and my heart ached for Minnie Cooper more than once.