An instant New York Times bestseller
This year's most perfect pick-me-up. Refreshingly romantic and certain to hold a special place in your heart, This Time Next Year is essential reading for fans of Jojo Moyes, Josie Silver and Lucy Diamond.
'Heart-warming and unashamedly romantic' RUTH JONES
'Sparkling and uplifting' MHAIRI MCFARLANE
'Every page of this book is perfect' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN
'Swooningly romantic...I didn't want to put it down' KIRSTY GREENWOOD
'I absolutely loved This Time Next Year...so funny and sad and brilliant on love, friendship and family. Plus it contains the finest comedic airport security scene since spinal tap' TOM ELLEN
'A beautiful debut full of heart, soul and serendipity with characters you can't help but fall in love with.' ALEX BROWN
'This Time Next Year will make you laugh, cry and keep reading long into the night - it's the escapist read everyone needs right now.' HOLLY MARTIN
'A funny, pull-at-your-heartstrings read, this is the perfect companion for curling up with hot chocolate and a blanket. Unashamedly romantic and packed full of holiday sparkle, it's a hug in book form.' JOSIE SILVER
Get ready to fall for this year's most extraordinary love story
Quinn and Minnie are born on New Year's Eve, in the same hospital, one minute apart.
Their lives may begin together, but their worlds couldn't be more different.
Thirty years later they find themselves together again in the same place, at the same time.
What if fate is trying to bring them together?
Maybe it's time to take a chance on love...
Readers are falling in love with This Time Next Year:
'I loved every moment ... It's so clever and intricate and I adored it.'
'This is a book that I will definitely be re-reading... I fell in love with the characters.'
'This Time Next Year is utterly refreshing. Filled with love (a little lust) and laughter.'
'I completely loved this book! Blissfully indulgent on the romance ... I loved the writing'
'I was smitten with this story from the first chapter.'
'The book you're looking for!!'
'I enjoyed this beautiful and romantic story. The plot was well crafted and the characters were people I could relate to and empathise with. Definitely recommended.'
'The characters were great and I was sad to finish the book as I would no longer be spending time in their company. The story is lovely and also believable, I will be recommending this book to all my friends.'
'You'll start the book because it sounds cute, you'll keep reading it because the plot keeps unfolding and not once does it stand still or stagnate and you'll re-read it because you love all the people encapsulated within the pages so much.'
'This book is delightful. It's a big hug; a hot chocolate; your favourite onesie, all rolled into one.'
'I would really recommend this to anyone that really does believe in fate, enjoys proposals from a knight on a unicorn and knows that love will always win.'
'I absolutely loved it, truly one of the best books I have read.'
This was a truly wonderful read and
once I started I couldn't put it down[...] The writing was absolutely perfect and
I will definitely by looking out for more by this author[...]
This is definitely a contender for my Book of the Year list, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this! ―
Stardust Book Reviews
It was so refreshing to read a book that contained enough humour to make me laugh out loud more times than I have in a while. I thought that the storyline was pure fun, pure indulgence and pure escapism [...] I have a very strong feeling that Sophie Cousens' novel is going to soar and, if an author can create a unique and hilarious love story that just keeps on giving, I absolutely cannot wait to see how Cousens' puts her own individual spin on other novels in the future. ― BlogLovin
We adored this funny and heart-warming romance! ― Take A Break
Grab the tissues and snuggle up for a real feel-good rom-com ― IW Radio
This instant mood-lifteris a refreshing take on the boy-meets-girl tale ― Woman's Weekly
About the Author
Sophie Cousens worked in TV in London for over twelve years, producing The Graham Norton Show, Big Brother and Ant and Dec. She now lives in Jersey and balances her writing career with working for an arts charity and taking care of her two small children. This Time Next Year is her first novel.
Confession: I'm a bloke, of a certain age, and I read Chick-Lit. OK, I also like heavyweight boxing and football, but I do read a lot of female fiction, and there are some great examples of the genre. This one, I don't get. Maybe 2 stars, nothing more. I have...
Wonderful, refreshing read
I loved every moment of reading This Time Next Year. I kept expecting Davina McCall at any given moment. This was such a wonderful, refreshing read. Neither Minnie nor Quinn were the type of characters I typically come across in books but now they are all I want to...
I read ‘This Time Next Year’ in one sitting, and absolutely loved it. It’s a classic RomCom (a properly funny one) and the plot really zips along, but it also has real depth and originality that make it an unusually excellent read. Both the heroine Minnie and the hero...
A fresh funny rom com with heart - I need to see the movie version!
I was smitten with this story from the first chapter. I loved the banter between Quinn and Minnie, and the writing felt fresh and funny. I love rom coms that while funny, also have a little more to them and this felt like a book with something to say. It touched on themes...
Do buy this! Minor spoilers in this review
I'm leaving this review for those folks suspicious of glowing 5 star reviews (like myself). Nothing against folks who give 5 stars to nearly everything they read and use loads of superlatives. But it makes me suspicious, so I always look for the 3 and 4 stars for the...
Loved this, highly recommend!
I completely loved this book! Blissfully indulgent on the romance and set in north London with brilliant, evocative details (Castlehaven youth club is now a fond place in my heart every time I drive past and imagine Minnie and Quinn in the corridor). I loved the writing-...
The book you're looking for!!
This is a great book! I had been thinking it would get me through my staycation, but actually I couldn't put it down on the first evening. I really recommend This Time Next Year if you're looking for a fun, funny, breezy read. The characters are all likeable and it's a...
This time next year ... I will have completely forgotten about this book
I was looking forward to reading this book as I liked the premise. However, it’s just ok and nothing new or remarkable. It was billed as a ‘hilarious, laugh out loud’ book but in reality I didn’t find any of the very obvious, pantomime style jokes that funny. As an example...