The blurb: Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Imagine if she hadn’t forgotten the book. Or if there hadn’t been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn’t fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she’d run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else – the weather over the Atlantic or a fault with the plane?
Hadley isn’t sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it’s the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver…
Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.
My review: Utterly charming. Smith’s novel is a heart-warming young adult novel, set over a 24 hour period. It tells the tale of two teenagers who, through the power of fate, end up sitting next to each over on a transatlantic flight to London from JFK. Both vulnerable, both charming, they are the antidote to each other’s suffering. This is a beautiful reminder of that mystical thing we call destiny, pick it up this Valentine’s Day and warm the cockles of your heart. This is such a lovely novel it can’t help but brighten up your day.
8 out of 10 ********