Book Review: Same Time, Same Place by David M. Barnett

Posted June 10, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 37 Comments

Same Time, Same Place
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by David M. Barnett
Publication Date June 7, 2022
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Genres: Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
Pages: 336
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

Perfect for fans of The Rosie Project, Same Time, Same Place is "a heartwarming story about how history plays out in our present - and how the power to heal is right in front of us, if only we can be brave enough to look for the clues." (Vicky Zimmerman, author of Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies)

Daisy works nights. Nate works days. But maybe they aren't as different as they assume.

Daisy is the night security guard at the Manchester Museum of Social History. She takes her job very seriously, protecting the museum from teenage troublemakers.

Nate works the day shift, though he'd be more suited as a museum guide the way he chats with the visitors. Daisy doesn't approve: how does he find it so easy to talk to strangers?

For five minutes each day, their shifts overlap at handover. It's the only interaction they have...until mysterious things begin to happen at the museum. Daisy notices priceless objects going missing and then reappearing, with no explanation (and with nothing on the security footage!). No one believes her except Nate, and he agrees to help her investigate.

They soon discover they have a lot more in common than they realized...and their investigation uncovers not only the truth, but new possibilities for their future.

Same Time, Same Place by David M. Barnett is a heartwarming story of two unlikely people who find each other just when they need someone.  

Daisy works as the night security guard at the Manchester Museum of Social History, she loves her job and is very serious about protecting the museum and all the artifacts inside.  

Nate also works at the Manchester Museum of Social History, and he works the day shift.  He enjoys chatting with the visitors and the staff.  Daisy and Nate share five minutes together during shift change.  But, when things start to go missing in the museum, Nate and Daisey team up to find out why they are going missing.  

I enjoyed this charming story of two opposites, Nate being outgoing and charming the visitors, and Daisy, the no-nonsense, stick-by-the-rules kind of person.  But, when they team up together it’s clear that they balance each other out as they work together to solve the mystery of the missing artifacts.

The story is well written and easy to follow.  The characters are sweet, quirky and charming, and easy to root for.  If you’re looking for an easy, sweet story, Same Time, Same Place is the book for you. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About David M. Barnett

David is the author of several novels, including CALLING MAJOR TOM and his latest being THE HANDOVER, published in paperback by Orion Books in 2021.

37 responses to “Book Review: Same Time, Same Place by David M. Barnett

  1. This sounds like such a sweet story. I tend to read a lot of emotional/angsty book and sometimes I crave something low-drama in between. This sounds like it would fit the bill. 🙂

  2. Well this one sounds like fun! I love that they work in a museum. And that there’s a bit of a mystery. Nate and Daisy sound like a great team. 🙂

  3. Oooh, I’m fascinated by the plot of this book. I’ve never really read anything quite like it! I might have to pick it up in the near future. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review.

  4. This sounds like such a lovely read! I love the museum setting and the mystery within the story. Wonderful review Wendy!

  5. I like the premise for this, and I can’t remember the last time I read a story set in a museum. A little romance, a mystery, and a fantastic setting. Nice review, Wendy!