Books Like Love At The Speed of Email
Love knows no geographical boundaries, and sometimes people end up in long-distance relationships. The internet has made it easier to maintain these relationships than in the past, but there are still plenty of challenges for couples to overcome. New communication technologies have also lead to an increase in the number of long-distance relationships. Being in love with someone separated from you by a significant distance is something that authors often explore in their novels. For example, Love At The Speed of Email is a tale about how love can blossom even when great distances and circumstances separate people. For more stories about couples faced with the challenge of being in love and far apart, here are more books like Love At The Speed of Email.
by Katie Cotugno
You Say It First by Katie Cotugno is about two teens from very different worlds who fall for each other under unusual circumstances. Meg works at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb and has everything in her life set up perfectly. On the other hand, Colby lives in Ohio, where he is stuck in a rut and working a dead-end job while still reeling from a family tragedy. Meg is passionate about encouraging non-voters to register online, but during a phone call with Colby, he makes it very clear that his feelings on the matter differ. However, the conversation about the two teens turns out to be just the first of many as they spark up an unlikely friendship that slowly blossoms into something more. Separated by state lines as well as political ones, both Katie and Colby are faced with the challenge of holding on to their once-in-a-lifetime connection.
by Emma Donoghue
Landing by Emma Donoghue features a long-distance relationship that doesn't just span a great distance but also generational and cultural ones. Síle is a veteran flight attendant who's traveled the world, while Jude is a twenty-five-year-old who is stubbornly attached to the tiny town in which she was born and raised. The two meet during Jude's first-ever transatlantic plane tripe, and there is an instant spark. After they share a coffee at Heathrow Airport, the two women return to their everyday lives. However, neither woman can forget their encounter and continue to remain in contact through emails, phone calls, and letters as their long-distance relationship blooms. Eventually, though, they come to a crossroads that will determine if they get to have a happily ever after.
by Cecelia Ahern
Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern was initially published as Where Rainbows End before it was filmed as a romantic comedy-drama starring Lily Collins and Sam Clafin. Rosie and Alex have been best friends for as long as they can remember, and their story is told through letters, emails, cards, and instant messages. Although the two are inseparable, their bond is put to the test when Alex moves to America while Rosie remains behind in Ireland. The two stay in touch with each other but encounter the types of misunderstandings and bad luck that many couples often have to deal with in long-distance relationships. Love Rosie begins when the characters are just children and follows their lives until they are 50, which shows that there is no expiration date on true love. The novel also differs quite a bit from the film adaptation, so it is worth a read even for those who have already watched the movie.
by Jennie Fields
Jane Larson is the forty-something protagonist of The Middle Ages by Jennie Fields. She has spent the last eighteen years of her life designing chain banks, grocery stores, and dry cleaners at her job as an architect. This is a far cry from the beautiful houses that she would much rather create. Jane has also given up all hope for the possibility of love or excitement while living in Brooklyn with her difficult teenage daughters. However, things change when Jane is suddenly let go from her firm. Not only is she free to pursue her career dreams, but she also reconnects with an old college flame. The two strike up an exhilarating long-distance relationship that proves it is never too late for second chances.
by Jordanna Fraiberg
In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg is described as a sweet, old-fashioned love story for the digital age. Molly is a fashion-conscious girl from L.A with a talent for designing clothes while Charlie is from Boulder, Colorado, and loves mountain-biking. The two couldn't be more different but end up staying in each other's rooms when their parents perform a house swap over the summer. Molly and Charlie end up talking to each other online and quickly form a friendship that turns into something more. The unexpected house swap also gives them an opportunity to snoop around as they try to learn more about each other. However, as is common in long-distance relationships, jealousy and misunderstandings threaten to derail their romance before they have even had a chance to meet each other in real life.
by Carrie Wiegman
Coming In From The Outfield by Carrie Wiegman is a novel about how long-distance relationships can form from the most unlikely encounters. It opens with Lillian Grant breaking things off with her latest boyfriend and deciding that it is time that she focuses on herself for the first time in her adult life. She is determined to put her past history of dating the wrong men behind her and start a new page in her life. Initially, things go great, and Lillian finds new joy in her job, friends, and colleagues. However, after a chance encounter on the darkened outfield of a baseball stadium, she forms an immediate, fierce connection with a man named Hayden McCoy. Lillian has no idea that McCoy is a multi-year Golden Glove-winning player with more press written about his dating and partying life than his baseball career, though. Their long-distance relationship is put to the test when Lillian's old fears of dating the wrong guy and Hayden's old reputation come into the picture.