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“Fate -- or the simple fact that she misses her plane -- brings teenage Hadley and Oliver together in JFK Airport and has them seated next to each other for an eight-hour flight to London. In London, they lose track of each other, but fate again intervenes. This feel-good story of love and family left me believing that 'happily ever after' might actually be possible. A delightful read!”
— Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, NE
Quirks of timing feature in this romantic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver find that true love can be unexpected. Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having just missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row. A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
About the Author
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.
"A fast-paced and entertaining novel with a superlatively romantic premise...readers will be as caught up as Hadley is by the physical and emotional distances she traverses."
"A closely observed, ultimately moving tale of love, family and otherwise....Smith's acute insights make Hadley's heartache and loss as real as the magical unfurling of new love."
"The teens are realistic and empathetic characters, and their story unfolds effortlessly, quickly capturing readers' interest. Fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy this enchanting novel of family quandaries and love at first sight."
"A falling-in-love story as comfortable as an old sofa, and those looking for pages that turn easily will find a good candidate here."
"The elegant, poignant story is written primarily in present tense, giving the novel a cinematic effect and intensifying Hadley's roller-coaster emotions over the twenty-four-hour period. Hadley is a determined, thoughtful protagonist who, given little bits of luck, isn't afraid to create her own destiny. She anchors this bittersweet-mostly sweet-consideration of loss, marriage, fate, and love."
—The Horn Book
"An extraordinary look at chance, connections, and the power of family and love, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will make your heart sing."
—Elizabeth Scott, author of Between Here and Forever and Something, Maybe
"This phenomenal depiction of an instant connection shows that everything happens for a reason. Smith's unique story will make you contemplate the magic of fate. I've been waiting for a love story like this forever."—Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of So Much Closer and When It Happens
"Romantic and wise, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a must-read. And the second you meet Oliver, you're going to pray you miss your next flight."
—Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
"Romantic, witty and real - it is a statistical certainty that you will love this book." —Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of theBeautiful Creatures novels