Title: Field Notes on Love
Author: Jennifer E Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan/My Kinda Book
Published: 30th May 2019
Edition: UK Paperback
My Rating: ★★★★★
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, but all opinions are my own.
Thank you Pan Macmillan & Amber for sending me a copy of this book!
I’ve only read two of Jennifer E Smith’s books so far, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Windfall and I loved them both and now this is another one to add to my ever lasting love for Jennifer’s books! I’m definitely grabbing her other books as soon as I can!!!
It’s the perfect idea for a romantic week for Hugo and Margaret before starting university: travelling across America by train.
But then Margaret dumps Hugo. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah trip. Only, it’s been booked under her name. Non transferable, no exceptions.
Meanwhile, Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC’s film school. When she stumbles across Hugo’s ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she’s certain it’s exactly the adventure she needs to shake off her disappointment and jump-start her next film.
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea, however for Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more, and when life outside the trains catches up with them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?
Our first main character is Hugo, he is one part of a sextuplet (meaning he has five other brothers and sisters) and he’s grown up in England as part of the Surrey Six but now he wants to be known on his own, he loves his family but he doesn’t want to go straight to University to join the other of his five siblings straight away but he’s not entirely sure what he wants to do yet instead. His girlfriend Margaret just broke up with him but gave him the tickets to travel across America by train but the issue is that it’s all booked under her name and it’s either not go at all or find another Margaret Campbell to travel with, so he writes up a post searching for another Margaret so that he is able to go away.
Meet Mae, she didn’t get accepted into the USC’s film school but she can’t understand what was wrong with her film despite her summer fling telling her that it’s not personal enough, so when she sees an ad looking for a Margaret Campbell to join a stranger on a train journey and to start her next film!
Jennifer’s books are so well written, there’s no boring parts or slow parts either, it all just flows so nicely. I was completely rooting for the characters and the plot was just so cute!
This is the third Jennifer E Smith book that I have read and L O V E D!! Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight are the other two I’ve really enjoyed reading! I find that her books are so fun, light and fluffy to read, I devoured this one in two sittings, it was just perfectly paced and so well done that I fell in love with both of the main characters from page one. I’ve got three more of her books on the way that I’m looking forwards to devouring :3