Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Genre: Romance; Fiction
Warning: I personally do not recommend you read the synopsis…but I know some people need it.
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.
|Welp, I am stumped.
I am going to start by saying I am giving this book three and a half stars. I enjoyed it.
Was it the best thing I have ever read….no. You might ask, why is that Amy? I don’t know 🤷🏻♀️. I truly don’t know.
*The setting was lovely.
I did not, however fall in love with the story.
I think maybe part of it was I kept waiting for something to happen…and then when it did, I kinda already knew what was going to happen…I know. Super clear lol.
I am going to conclude that the synopsis gave away too much. If you are planning on reading this…go in blind. Very, very blind.
If you want a huge caliber love story…this is not the one for you. I’m struggling to explain my complete thoughts. It was OK….but forgettable. Sadly. I had high hopes for it. I would probably read the author again, as I enjoyed The Map that Leads to You…but overall, I wasn’t super impressed.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Griffin for my digital ARC.