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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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  • Jacqueline Jacobs
  • 2021-02-16

Past Meets Present

Absolutely loved the book but I wish there was more on them realizing they were meant to be since children. The small nod to it at the very end was cute but could have been more. I just knew he was going to see the model Star Wars when he was helping her move.

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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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  • Karrie A
  • 2021-04-12

It was a fun listen

It was great until the end. So incredibly unbelievable. I even chuckled at the improbability of it all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-02

Best book I’ve listened to in months!

This book has to be made into a movie. I laughed so hard! Perfect romcom’

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  • Florence
  • 2021-04-01

Absolutely Love Love Love!!

I fell so in love with this book. Minnie, Quinn and all of the characters win your heart and you just want root for everyone having low moments. You cheer them on, you cry for them and laugh with them. The magic of how thier lives intertwine was so real, colorful and imaginative. I couldn't wait to listen again. Very much a Meant To Be kind of story.

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  • 2021-03-27

Needed the book to keep up with the flashbacks...

enjoyed the story but found it difficult to keep up with the flashbacks as I listened to the audio book. I kept feeling like I needed to go back to the paper version to figure out where things were and what happened when. otherwise it was good company for me while I cooked.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2021-03-25

just okay

I didn't love this. it was way too long, I didn't like the writing style. story and characters did not grab me. the voice performance was good.

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  • curlyQ
  • 2021-03-19

Boring

Don’t waste your time, money or audible credits. It’s so boring that solitary confinement is more interesting The main character comes off as superficial, petty & Jealous