J. P. Monninger, author of the international bestseller The Map That Leads to You, the novel Nicholas Sparks called “romantic and unforgettable", tells a poignant love story of the ways the world divides two souls—and the way that love brings them together.
Kate Moreton is in Ireland on sabbatical from her teaching position at Dartmouth College when she meets Ozzie Ferriter, a fisherman and a veteran of the American war in Afghanistan. The Ferriter family history dates back centuries on the remote Blasket Islands, and Ozzie – a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States – has retreated to the one place that might offer him peace from a war he cannot seem to leave behind.
Beside the sea, with Ireland’s beauty as a backdrop, the two fall deeply in love and attempt to live on an island of their own making, away from the pressures of the outside world. Ireland writes its own love stories, the legends claim, and the limits of Kate and Ozzie’s love and faith in each other will be tested. When his demons lead Ozzie to become reckless with his life—and Kate’s—she flees for America rather than watch the man she loves self-destruct. But soon a letter arrives informing Kate that her heroic husband has been lost at sea, and Kate must decide whether it is an act of love to follow him or an act of mercy to forget.
To: Dr. Fowler/Dissertation committee
From: Kate Moreton
Subject: teaching release, spring semester
Dear Dr. Fowler:
As we discussed, I am taking leave of my...
Praise for Seven Letters
Praise for Seven Letters:
"As rich and mystical as its Irish setting, this is an unforgettable story of love in all its glorious imperfections. Gorgeously written by an author who knows how to plumb the depths of the human heart, this book will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page is turned." – Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger is as romantic as the thought of Ireland and as realistic as Veterans Day. This compelling, intelligent, heart-breaking, heart-saving book is a must read if you like a powerful romance. I read it in 2 days, weeping and eating chocolate. I was astonished by the ending--don't look! A friend told me about it, and as your friend, I'm telling you". —Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author
Praise for The Map That Leads To You:
“Romantic and unforgettable.” —Nicholas Sparks
"Monninger’s debut novel will strike a chord with fans of Nicholas Sparks’ sweeping and sentimental tales." —Booklist
“A gossamer confection, spun sugar at the summer carnival. It’s also an inspiriting estival fling, one that, as Heather says of her relationship with Jack, melts any residual winter ice. —The New York Times Book Review