May Selection

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

If you are looking for romantic, thoughtful, and feel-good read, look no further! I fell in love with this book from the first time I picked it up and could hardly put it down. I found myself swept away in the characters budding romance and their journey to find their themselves as they flee the nest and step into adulthood. This book is such a sweet adventure, one that will have you booking a train ticket immediately after you finish. 
This is the perfect Saturday afternoon book. 
xx--Ashley Brooke 
What It's About
Hugo is reeling from a break-up when he realizes that the cross country train trip he has planned with his (now ex-) girlfriend is booked in her name and it's nontransferable.  He decides to take to the Internet to find another Margaret Campbell  and then he meets Mae.  Mae is working through her rejection from USC Film School and doesn't know what to do next, so she decides to take Hugo up on the offer of a free vacation. Hugo and Mae are both looking for an escape and their arrangement blossoms into something more. But what happens when the train stops?
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From The Editors
Why We Chose it:
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This book was utterly romantic, thoughtful, and down right sweet. I fell in love with the characters from the get go and was captured by their journey to find both themselves and each other. This is a book you won't want to put down. 

Ashley Brooke

I love YA Romance--there I said it! This sweet story totally captured my heart. Maybe it's because I met my husband as a teenager but I was so invested in Mae and Hugo's relationship and could not wait to see what happened between them and what each character ultimately decided to do in their own lives. 

Betsy Storey
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This book is seriously the cutest. I loved watching the characters grow in such a short amount of time, and loved watching their relationship develop. Sometimes a happy read is all you really want in life & this was definitely one!

Katherine McLean

About The Author

Jennifer E. Smith has written 8 young adult novels. She has a masters degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She currently lives in New York City

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About ABBC

The Ashley Brooke Book Club is here to inspire fun and thoughtful conversations about what we are reading, highlight women storytellers, and cross another great read off your ‘to be read’ list. We’re here for books that make you feel like you’ve had a night out with your girlfriends without ever leaving your couch!

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  1. May 1, 2019 / 9:40 am

    This one sounds SO cute! I just put it on hold at my library and can’t wait to read it this month with y’all. So exciting. I love a cute YA book this time of year. They make for great pool-side reads.

    Juliana Grace |

    • May 2, 2019 / 9:48 am

      Yay! Love hearing that! I hope you enjoy!! xx – AB

  2. Kellie
    May 1, 2019 / 10:35 am

    Oh this one looks so cute! I need to hurry up and finish last month’s pick so I can start this one! Looks like a perfect pick.

    • May 2, 2019 / 9:48 am

      Kellie!! You will love this one! promise! xx

  3. Jennifer Hoyle
    June 1, 2019 / 9:27 am

    This book was SUPER easy to get through. Although working and reading during busy season is hard – I managed to get through it in three days. Definitely an easy read – very similar to your old pick of Love and Gelato. I see a trend of cute little romances – from this one to The Royal We to Love and Gelato. Although this wasn’t my FAVORITE of the three so far – I will say it was nice to get my head out of reality for a cutesy romance novel.

    Looking forward to next month’s book!

    • June 3, 2019 / 12:14 pm

      Hi Jennifer!

      I’m so glad it was an easy and enjoyable read! And you’re right, reading is all about getting out of your own head and into someone else’s world! Thank you for reading along and I hope you love June’s book!

      xo – AB

  4. Mary Beth
    August 11, 2019 / 12:27 am

    I had to wait a few months to get my copy from the library, but it was worth the wait! What a sweet story with charming characters! Loved this and really wasn’t certain how it was going to end. Thanks so much for recommending it!

    • August 12, 2019 / 2:15 pm

      Mary Beth! So thrilled you loved it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a sweet note! xx

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