Book Review: Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith is the perfect fluffy romance read.

Hugo is a sextuplet from England. The futures for him and his siblings have always been planned for them. When his girlfriend broke up with him, he was left with a gift of two train tickets. The only catch is that the train tickets are under her name, Margaret Campbell, and the tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. He creates the plan to find someone with the same name to go with.

Mae is a filmmaker from New York. After she’s been rejected from USC’s film school, she is looking for an adventure for inspiration. When she sees Hugo’s ad looking for someone with her name, she decides that it’s the perfect opportunity.

The two strangers spend a week together on a train ride from New York City to San Francisco. During this time, they bond with each other and with other passengers on the train. They both make self discoveries and make plans about each of their futures.

I really enjoyed the characters and setting of this book. Hugo and Mae were both likable characters who had funny, supportive families. I liked the traveling aspect of this book and the setting of a train with stops across the U.S.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick romance read about figuring out who you are as an individual.

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Jessica (14) from MNHS