Tuesday, October 8, 2019

BLOG POST: Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger. I received an arc through Netgalley for honest review. Thanks so much to St. Martin's Griffin and J.P. Monninger for letting me be a part of this fun tour and giving me the chance to read Seven Letters.

Title: Seven Letters
Author: J.P. Monninger
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Released: October 8, 2019
Source: arc from Publisher through Netgalley

Synopsis: 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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I definitely enjoyed Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger. The story of two people destined for each other was so romantic. 
I loved the setting of Ireland. I've never been there, but every picture I see of it is just so green and beautiful. I love getting to read about it, and getting to experience that beauty of place. Maybe one day I'll get to visit.
Ozzie and Kate's love is so consuming that they decide they only need each other. They retreat from everyone else and become each other's everything. I enjoyed the journey of their relationship. It really went into how a relationship takes work and that it won't always be easy and perfect. They definitely went through trials and tribulations, and that eventually caused Kate to leave. I just enjoyed reading about a relationship that doesn't necessarily contain the old They lived happily ever after.
I really enjoyed J.P. Monninger's writing. It drew me in and definitely kept me reading. It was impressive.
Seven Letters was a very interesting and poignant read. It is not the kind of book that I read all the time, it was a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm glad I took the chance on it. I loved the Irish setting. I enjoyed reading about the highs and lows of Ozzie and Kate's relationship. I'd definitely recommend giving this one a read. 
Thank you so much to the publisher for letting me read an advanced copy for an honest review.

JP MONNINGER, author of The Map that Leads to You, is an award-winning writer in New England and Professor of English at Plymouth State University.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger. Thanks to St. Martin's Griffin and J.P. Monninger for letting me give it a read and review. I love LOVE, and this was a romance of the ages.

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