Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake Kristopher during their first week at Yale they instantly feel a deep connection, as if they've known each other before.
If you’re looking for an unusual love story that spans decades, that feels modern but has an old-fashioned heart, then Madeleine Henry has written a book for you. The Love Proof is no ordinary romance novel. Although it unabashedly embraces sincerity and kindness, Henry’s writing also contains intellectual as well as emotional heft ... unique and surprising depth ... Sophie Jones is a delightful conundrum of a character ... a literary journey in which time is filled with meaning, purpose, and caring. Through the arc of Sophie and Jake’s romance, Henry demonstrates that the expression of love is the most important undertaking.
Henry uses deep characterizations and poetic descriptions to deliver a mesmerizing love story that contains a lot of serious science talk but luckily doesn’t require prior knowledge of physics. Fans of stories about the power of first love and the struggle to listen to one’s head or heart should not pass this one up.
The beauty of the story is in Sophie’s perception of time and love, and Jake’s sacrifice for love. Henry’s unusual novel of passions of the intellect as well as the heart is a terrific pick for book clubs whose members enjoy fiction rich in ideas and the unexpected.