Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The 12 Christmases of You & Me. I love reading Christmas stories, so I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to read this story and participate in this blog tour. Scroll down for my thoughts.
Publication Date : October 20, 2020
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Standalone
Description: 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.
This was a different take on the trope of going back to your past and changing things so you end up with the right guy. I enjoyed the way Jennifer Joyce wrote this story to bring in past mistakes and making things right by traveling to your past.
Maisie, Jonas, and Lily have been best friends since their early teenage years. Jonas and Maisie had a falling out and had not spoken for over two years. What makes this even harder is that she realizes that she loves Jonas and has loved him for years. Lily is getting married and she and Maisie are planning the wedding and hen party. Maisie is worried about what will happen when she sees Jonas again. When Maisie starts having vivid dreams of things that happened in her past, she realized that her actions in her dreams change the future. Can she fix what went wrong with Jonas without cause other changes?
I don’t read a lot of books with time travel in them, but I really enjoyed the way this one was done. Jennifer Joyce wrote a wonderful story about family, friends, regrets, second chances and making the most of opportunities. I loved that every trip in the past took place at Christmas time. It was wonderful seeing Maisie’s family and friends grow and change. Her parents were great and I can see why the family remained so close over the years. The story was fun, entertaining and well written. I loved the ending and way that these friends loved each other and were a chosen family. I definitely recommend this festive second chance romance. I was gifted a copy of this book upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.
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).