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This Time Next Year

by Cousens, Sophie

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICKTheir lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After thirty 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 1990u2014and 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 thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it allu2014while 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 expectu2014no matter what the odds.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Destiny has a hand in Cousens's touching debut. Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton were born in the same hospital on January 1, 1990, but while Quinn, whose family bagged the cash prize for having the first baby born in the '90s, has always loved his birthday, Minnie's New Year's celebrations have always gone horribly and she believes the holiday is jinxed. New Year's Eve 2019 is no different: she's dragged to her boyfriend's work friend's party, someone vomits on her shirt, and she manages to lock herself in the washroom while trying to clean it up. She isn't rescued until the next morning--by Quinn. The days after go from bad to worse for Minnie as her catering business approaches the brink of ruin and her landlord evicts her from her apartment. Surprisingly, Quinn swoops in to save the day again, proving himself unworthy of the hatred Minnie's carried for him all these years for claiming the money her family desperately needed. Flashbacks to New Year's past and subplots about both Quinn and Minnie's families add depth, while hilarious secondary characters inject levity in just the right places. The romance is slow to sizzle, but Cousens's debut is ripe with both emotional vulnerability and zaniness. (Dec.)"
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Subjects Literature
Humor (Fiction)
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group2020
Language English
ISBN 9780593191217