The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

By Jennifer E. Smith
(Poppy Books, Hardcover, 9780316122382, 256pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Description

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having 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?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.




About the Author
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of "Hello, "Goodbye and Everything in Between, "The Geography of You and Me", "This Is What Happy Looks Like", "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, and her work has been translated into thirty languages.


Praise For The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

"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."



"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."

"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."



"A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate. . . an endearing and lushly written account of how it feels to fall in love."
-The New York Times Book Review

"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 Magazine

"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. "

-Kirkus

"A fast-paced and entertaining novel with a superlatively romantic premise."

-Publishers Weekly

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