The 12 Christmases of You & Me by Jennifer Joyce
What if you could go back in time and fix the biggest mistake of your life?
Two years ago, Maisie’s best friend walked out of her life and she hasn’t heard from him since. When she wakes up in 1994, she naturally assumes she’s dreaming. But when she finds herself in the past again the next night and her actions in the dream alter her present-day life, she begins to wonder if she’s somehow hopping back in time. And if she is time-travelling, can she save her friendship with Jonas?
When Maisie is forced to relive Christmases of the past, will she face up to her mistakes, or make them all over again?
The 12 Christmases of You & Me is a magical tale of friendship, first loves, and learning to live in the present.
Well, this was an unusual and fun read! I really wish I could go back in time and fix some stuff, but does Maisie actually achieve that? Of course, I'm not going to tell you, but what I will say is that this story is funny, poignant, uplifting and full of hindsight.
Maisie is sweet and loveable, and slips into her past selves very easily, with the benefit of being older and wiser. Supposedly. Because although the doesn't make all the same mistakes, she has to make some of them in order for her present not to change as a result of her past. And even when she is determined not to make a real biggie, she discovers that fate has a habit of intervening.
Good festive fun, along with a trip to nostalgia-land.
About the Author
Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. She's been scribbling down bits of stories for as long as she can remember, graduating from a pen to a typewriter and then an electronic typewriter. And she felt like the bee's knees typing on THAT. She now writes her books on a laptop (which has a proper delete button and everything).
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