Friday, August 19, 2022

Same Time, Same Place by David m. Barnett


Daisy is the night security guard at the Manchester Museum of Social History. She's rigid and guarded, doesn't relate well to others, and likes to follow the rules and stick to her routine. She and her sister live with their mother, who is dying from cancer, so that they can take care of her. And because of a childhood trauma, Daisy doesn't believe she deserves happiness in her life. 

Nate works the day shift at the same museum. He's garrulous and friendly and likes to joke around with Daisy in the fifteen minutes their shifts overlap, but his life is far from perfect. He's divorced, and while he's determined not to be like his own abusive and alcoholic father, he's struggling to connect with Ben, his ten-year-old son.

My thoughts: I really liked both of these characters! They're so different but both a bit broken, and the way their lives intersect throughout this book made me smile. A small mystery involving some missing items at the museum brings them together resulting in some humorous and heartwarming interactions. I loved how they found hope and happiness together. This is an entertaining and fun story, and Daisy's and Nate's quiet romance is sweetly captivating. 

Happy Reading!





36 comments:

  1. This does sound really good! The museum seems like a fun setting. :)

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    1. I think you would like this one, Ashley. :D

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  2. Museum settings always interest me so I'll look into this one.

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  3. The romance and the mystery sound like tyey both work!

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    1. It's more about the two characters than it is about the mystery, but I didn't mind. I just enjoyed their slow-building romance.

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  4. Oh a museum setting - I like the sound of that! I like that this sounds like it has a bit of everything - art, family, love and even a mystery to boot!

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    1. It's more about the characters than the mystery, but I did like the mystery reveal at the end.

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  5. I read this one and enjoyed the characters very much. Lovely review, Lark

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    1. Daisy and Nate are just so fun...and I loved seeing them together and with their families.

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  6. Nate and Daisy sound like characters with problems in their private life that happen to people in real life. It's refreshing because sometimes in romance novels the two characters have lives and careers that are too perfect to believe. I also like that the novel involves a mystery which is a good way to bring characters together.

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    1. These two characters are certainly not perfect; their brokenness is what made them so memorable and likable.

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  7. I wouldn't normally be drawn to a book like this but, the broken characters and the way you described the plot makes me want to read it when I need something lighter. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is a light read, and I thought the characters were delightfully quirky and fun.

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  8. This actually sounds like just the ticket for a light summer read. I'm adding it to my wish list.

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    1. It's a light-hearted and charming little read. :)

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  10. I love a good romance, especially between totally different personalities.

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    1. I do, too! And I loved both Nate and Daisy. :)

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  11. The characters sound great and I love the added mystery!

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    1. They mystery did add a bit of fun to this one. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  12. Oh this sounds interesting! Both characters sound complex but likable and I definitely want to see how everything plays out.

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    1. They're both flawed and imperfect people, but I think that's why I liked them so much. :)

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  13. I wonder how they'll work out their opposing schedules when they get together. I'm assuming they do because: romance. Lol! Glad it was a hit!

    P.S. Can't wait to hear what you think of the new Mercy Thompson! So exciting to hear you got your copy!

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    1. I love Adam and Mercy and all the cast of characters in Briggs's series, so I already know I'm going to love this one.

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  14. Oooh, this sounds like a fun one! Reading your blog is dangerous for my already neverending TBR list :)

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    1. Right back atcha! You're always mentioning books on your blog that I then have to go add to my To Read list. ;D

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  15. This sounds really good! I like the sound of the characters and humor is always a plus.

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    1. It's light-hearted and humorous and an enjoyable read. :)

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  16. Excellent review, sounds fun!!!

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  17. Okay, this sounds so cute!! I love the connection over shift change -- sometimes that's all you need !

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    1. It is very cute! These two characters made me smile.

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  18. Daisy and Nate sound like an interesting couple. Will read this book if the mood calls for it. ;)

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    1. It's a very cute and heart-warming read.

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