A novel within a novel.
For three short weeks, Twyla Lancaster was the fairy tale princess who’d found her prince, but just like that, reality ripped them apart. Now, fifty years later, she needs to know why the only man she ever loved broke his promises. As she writes her memoir and learns more about that summer, she realizes things were not what they seemed.
Hormones raced, promises were made, but Twyla left Michael Morrison high and dry, and within weeks, married someone else. Grieving the loss of his parents and her betrayal, he turned his back on love, focusing on his military career. Now, goaded by his sister, he agrees to attend a wedding and reunion, knowing Twyla will be there. It’s time to find out why she lied to him all those years ago.
The moment the star-crossed lovers see one another, love blooms between them, but when Michael discovers Twyla’s secret, he’s devastated. Is love enough to erase fifty years of pain and betrayal?
Honestly, I don’t do many reviews because, while juggling technically five books I’m writing, I don’t have much time to read. But when I got the chance to read this one I couldn’t wait. I had a taste or two of this book with the Tuesday Tales and couldn’t wait for it to be released.
Same Time, Next Year definitely lived up to my expectations. I lived the story not only through the eyes of Twyla but also through Mike’s, which gave a complete view of the past story. The story builds to the moment they reunite. Both characters look back at the societal norms of that summer and it was amazing to see how far we’ve come today and how terrifying it would be to slip back to those days.
It was easy to fall in love with Twyla, Mike, Lana and a bunch of other characters. I loved that the fateful summer was played out in her manuscript as she was living the modern story. And most of all, I loved Twyla’s wit and courage.
I rate it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, or I guess in my case 🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊.