The 12 Christmases of You & Me by Jennifer Joyce
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Welcome to my spot on The 12 Christmases of You & Me hosted by Rachels’s Random Resources. This is my first Jennifer Joyce novel which has a unique twist on Christmas and time travel.
Maisie, Lily, and Jonas have been best friends since they were teenagers. Fast forward 20+ years and in the weeks leading to Lily’s wedding, Maisie realizes her life has been empty without Jonas in her life. She hasn’t seen him for two years because of something she said to him and she wants to make it right, but will he forgive her?
As Maisie struggles with her regrets, she starts to travel back in time to their carefree teenage years, to their busy college years, and through their turbulent relationships and questionable choices in their adult years. As the story slowly builds to where Maisie finally sees Jonas again at Lily’s wedding, we find out how Maisie’s feelings grew for Jonas and what caused the rift between them.
I loved this delightful story with many compassionate and caring characters and a Christmas-themed time-traveling plot. However, I had hoped to savor Maisie and Jonas’ reunion a little longer at the end. With that being said, I recommend this book for readers who love Christmas romances filled with loving families and friends.
Thank you to Ms. Joyce for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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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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