I have heard so many good things about this book both from friends and the internet in general. And just look at that pretty cover – why would you not want to pick it up?
It sounds like a simple, fun, feel-good story that can spirit you away from the real world for a while and take you to a happy place. I really hope it lives up to that cover when I finally read it. I haven’t read a properly satisfying love story in a while and I am intrigued on how the long-distance relationship is going to be portrayed (as well as how it is going to play out – is it going to have a happy ending? I really hope so!)
Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
What books are you lusting after this week?