Friday, June 16, 2017

The Map That Leads to You by J P Monninger

Heather has just graduated from college and now is going on a trip across Europe for one wild ride of freedom before she settles down to her working life.  She has her two best friends with her, what could go wrong?

St. Martin's Press sent me an ARC of this to review (thank you).  It has been published now, so you can buy a copy now.

This story looks deeply into the women's characters.  The happy go lucky girls are forced to look a bit deeper in their souls and determine what they really want and how they really want to live after college.

One gets rolled by the man she went home with and ends up having to leave early.  One falls in love with an Australian sheep rancher.  (Who would have guessed she would do that!)  Heather finds her love and finally commits to him.  He also tells her he loves her.  She plans to take him to meet his parents and thinks marriage is in her future, too.  But when the plane leaves, he's no longer around.  Nor is he in contact and all his social media has gone away.  What's going on?

I suspected early on what the problem was but it made it no less heartbreaking to find out I was right.  I sincerely believe it's better to have loved than lost but it doesn't make it less painful.  I'd like to see a sequel to this book and read more about Heather.  She has a rocky road ahead of her.

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