Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith


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.


My Thoughts:

Owen and Lucy are from different worlds, but one night a black out finds them thrown together and in that moment something changes for them both.
As the lights comes on and they return to their daily routine and start heading in different directions, Owen and Lucy find they can't forget that night, the night they found each other!

There's something magical within this story, something that captures your mind and leaves you wondering 'Is home where you lay your head or where your heart is'

For me, a lover of books that allow me to travel. I was captivated.
Through Lucy and Owen, I flew miles and I shared experiences but the most beautiful part of it all was them, their interactions, their postcards and the way each one often wondered what the other was doing.
The romantic in me loved how one night changed them, how in an instant it was as though two pieces of a puzzle clicked together!
But this story isn't just a journey of romance, it's a journey of discovering who you are, what makes you happy and how to find your voice.

My only wish would've been for an epilogue, purely to catch up further with two people who I felt I had shared so much with.

'The Geography of You and Me' is a captivating read that will fuel your wanderlust for travel, life and the chance to meet the one that completes you.


A big thank you to Frances at Headline and Bookbridgr for sending me a copy to review

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