Imprint:G.P. Putnam's Sons
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.19in x 5.48 x 0.8 in | 0.75 lb
Page Count:400 pages
PERFECT FOLLOW-UP TO AN ACCOMPLISHED DEBUT: Sophie Cousens’ debut novel, This Time Next Year, was a Good Morning America book club pick and an instant New York Times bestseller. We expect this success and momentum to carry over to Cousens’ second book.
AN AUTHOR POISED FOR SUCCESS: This Time Next Year has been met with strong enthusiasm and orders from key accounts, and reviews have praised the book as “a touching debut…ripe with both emotional vulnerability and zaniness” (Publishers Weekly). We will leverage that impressive distribution footprint to pave the way for publication of Just Haven’t Met You Yet.
LOVE STORY WITH A HIGH CONCEPT HOOK: Fans of This Time Next Year will find this warm and witty story of missed connections, fated love, and unexpected romance every bit as charming as Cousens’ debut. With Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Cousens cements her brand as an author who can hold her own against heavy hitters like Josie Silver and Rebecca Serle.
PERFECT FORMAT: Trade paperback has become the ideal format for romantic fiction, attracting a crossover readership from genre romance fans to readers of rom-coms and sophisticated love stories. The package will align with the evocative illustrated look readers in this space have come to expect.
AN IDEAL BOOK CLUB READ: Cousens deftly explores conversation-worthy themes like fate versus free will, finding love, and the undeniable power of chance, and the result is a story that will make readers laugh, cry, and think.
UK PARTNERSHIP: As with This Time Next Year, Putnam is publishing Just Haven’t Met You Yet in conjunction with Penguin UK/Arrow, who are continuing their positioning of Cousens as a major brand name in the high-concept love story space.
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“A delightfully romantic tale of one woman’s search for her happily ever after in the form of the owner of a swapped suitcase.”—PopSugar
“Cousens’ last novel This Time Next Year was a New York Times bestseller. Her follow-up has the same sense of humor, wit, and curiosity as her previous one as she introduces us to Laura, who picks up the wrong bag at the airport on a vacation. Perhaps the fact that she has returned to the very place her parents fell in love might bode well for her prospects? As Laura writes about romance, fiction slowly becomes truth in this highly enjoyable, delectable tale.” —GoodMorningAmerica.com
“A wonderfully layered story of love and loss…This poignant romantic comedy follows the journey of an English woman discovering there’s more to herself and her family history than she knew.”—Shelf Awareness
“Hilarious moments, heartfelt charm, dynamic character…this rom-com has it all.” —Women’s World
“Cousens creates a world full of lovable characters who are all trying their best to be happy despite life’s many obstacles. Although all the characters are dealing with their own hardships, Cousens imbues the entire story with an uplifting sense of hope…The Jersey setting creates a cozy, wind-swept background to the deliciously slow-burn romance. A warm, witty, and absolutely charming seaside holiday that’s perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A well-rounded romance novel for fans of One Day in December and Good Luck with That.” —Shelf Awareness
“Sweet [and] funny…It’s just the story to offer a little romantic escapism during the holiday season.”—CNN
“Appealing…Humor and poignancy keep the pages turning. Fans of Sophie Kinsella and Josie Silver will find plenty to enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly
“At times heartbreaking and incredibly hopeful, Cousens’s delightful read is a sweet romance that gives Laura the freedom to grow as a character. Readers of Jill Mansell or Mhairi McFarlane will definitely enjoy.“ —Library Journal
”For the friend who loves curling up at home, pick up Just Haven’t Met You Yet, a fun meld of drama and romance.“ —Parents Magazine
”Endearing, sparkling, and hilarious.“—Josie Silver, author of One Day in December and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
“Exactly the sort of fun, pacy, beautifully-written romantic story I needed.”—Lorraine Brown, author of Uncoupling
“A perfectly charming escape. I laughed, I teared up, and I smiled my way through. Just Haven’t Met You Yet hits all the right notes for a great romantic comedy.”—Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient
”Reading Sophie Cousens is like meeting a new best friend. She makes you laugh, she makes you cry, you feel like you’ve loved her forever, and you don’t want to let her go. Just Haven’t Met You Yet—out soon and even better than This Time Next Year.“—Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project
“This book is pure, unbridled joy. With a wholly immersive setting and pitch-perfect humor, Just Haven’t Met You Yet is sure to leave you smiling long after you’ve turned the last page.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk
“Just Haven’t Met You Yet is hilarious and bursting with heart. Laura’s quest for her perfect man will charm and enlighten you. What happens when you don’t give up on magic? This book has the answer.”—Madeleine Henry, author of The Love Proof and Breathe In, Cash Out