ABOUT THE BOOK
Tell me the story of how you two met…
Laura has built a career out of interviewing people about their epic real life love stories.
When she picks up the wrong suitcase at the airport, Laura wonders if this could be the start of something that’s written in the stars.
From piano sheet-music to a battered copy of her favourite book, Laura finds in the bag evidence of everything she could hope for in a partner.
If Laura’s job has taught her anything it’s that when it comes to love, you can’t let opportunity pass you by. Now Laura is determined to track down the owner of the suitcase, and her own happy ending.
But what if fate has other ideas?
What an uplifting read, perfect for the beach, bed or travelling, as long as you don’t mind the looks, you know the ones from other passengers when you burst out laughing and do uncontrollable giggles. This story put me on cloud nine.
Laura is the frontline interviewer for talking to couples about the unusual ways they came together and fell head over heels in love. Her intimidating boss calls a group meeting, to see what new ideas can be used to up their ratings. The whole room of people is like rabbits in headlights as she selects employees for their ideas.
Although both of Laura’s parents are dead, she tells them about how they met, and it’s all very romantic and heart pounding. Her boss gives her 4 days to travel out to Jersey, and find out more from relatives she hasn’t seen in years. Events soon set Laura on her mission out there, as fate has dealt its hand. Will this be her time. Will she meet her soul mate? Only time and a hilarious few days will decide.
What a little beauty this story is. It is such a long time since I chuckled so much at such a good feel read. Sophie Cousens delivers characters with flaws, baggage (even the wrong baggage lol) and imperfect lives that I just loved. I could relate to them so easily. I loved the situations that they faced, gasped at the trainer incident, howled with laughter at the cows and fell in love with the people of Jersey.
I can’t ask for more from a writer. I have been whisked away from my four walls and lived every page. Perfection!
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
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. –This text refers to the paperback edition.