Blog Tour And Book Review Of “Seven Letters” By J.P. Monninger @StMartinsPress

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.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press for gifting me a copy of this book and inviting me onto the Blog Tour. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3 out of 5 Stars.

I wanted a book that was going to make me feel all mushy gushy, something dripping with love, and some heartache. Because that is the kind of Romance I love to read. This fit the bill.

Seven Letters really was a heartfelt read, Monninger wrote with great passion. I loved the characters, and found them very realistic, and easy to grow attached to. I loved her smooth writing style, and how the pages just seemed to flow easily. I didn’t find myself getting bored, or eye rolling a lot, which I tend to do with Romance Novels.

It really was such a beautiful prose and the synopsis had me so pumped to read it. I loved The Map That Leads To You, and although I didn’t love this one as much, I still really liked it. I think Monninger will be my go to Author when I am craving a good romance/love story. Because in the rare instances I want to read them, J.P. Monninger’s books have satisfied the cravings.

Also, I want to add that my husband is a Veteran, so I had already felt a connection Ozzie and his desire to be away from people and places. Some of his traits I’ve seen in my own spouse. I enjoyed that aspect.

“A Blasket Islander lived on top of the sea, beside the sea, inside the sea. I felt its overwhelming presence before I had walked a quarter mile.”

J.P. Monninger

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