I had never heard of Jennifer E. Smith and so I didn't purchase the book solely on author familiarity, but there were several reasons I decided to give the book a try (and I'm so glad I did):
- I'm a sucker for people falling in love at airports.
- I LOVE the title. It's so nerdy and cool at the same time.
- It was on sale.
The prologue captured my interest right away because it was something I could relate to. It talked about how our fates are often whims of chance. If this didn't happen then this wouldn't have happened.
The entire book reminded me of a feel-good chick-flick that you might pop in on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It's a happenstance love story that starts in a New York airport, crosses the ocean, and finishes in (my favorite city) London. It's a love story not just about first loves, but that special love between a father and a daughter, or a father and a son. Families.
Here's the summary from Barnes & Noble:
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?