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People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry: Book Recommendation

Updated: May 3, 2022

by Maggie Meehan

If you are looking for a simple and easy romance novel to read in honor of Valentine's Day, People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry is the book for you!

This book follows two characters who meet in college, Poppy and Alex. After they meet and become close, they start a tradition of going on a vacation somewhere new every summer.

In the beginning, and for many years after, their relationship is almost completely platonic. This book switches from present day to the past filling in missing pieces along the way.

Starting the trips inspired Poppy to start a travel blog, and eventually she makes this her full time career and moves to New York. Alex, on the other hand, moves back to his hometown and becomes a teacher. At some point along the way of their relationship, something unexpected happens on one of their trips ,causing there to be a rift between them, and they grow apart from one another. Then a few years go by and Poppy makes a decision to try and bring them back together, so she does one thing she knows how to do…plan a trip!

It's a perfect book for when you want a quick read that also fully captivates your attention and your emotions. I truly fell in love with the characters and the storyline…and I think you could too!


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