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lunedì, giugno 12, 2017

The Map that Leads to You by J.P. Monninger

I choose to read The Map that Leads to You by J.P. Monninger, you will find the books on bookstores tomorrow, because there are elements I found fascinating.

There is a young man of 28 years traveling through Europe with his friend and following the places his grand-dad touched a lot of decades ago. A precious journal this one of Jack's relative and kept as a relic. Jack is from a little town in Vermont and he is a revolutionary spirit.

Apart this, the story of three American girls Heather, Constance and Amy who, after their graduation from Amherst decide to visiting Europe in the so-called grand tour touching the most important and relevant European countries and cities, intriguing.
Museums, new friends, some relaxation before of the official entrance in every sense in real life and work of these rich, wealthy girls.

They are in a train when Heather meets for the first time Jack and it's love at first sight.

A rebel, Jack is a reporter for a little reality of Vermont but now, he confesses to the girl decided to stop for some while and to following the map of this old journal, plenty of suggestions, places to visit.
The journal of his grand-dad.

Heather doesn't imagine that this fatal encounter will be her destiny. Through Europe, and in particular to Paris the two fall in love and Heather find the determination of telling to her parents that she will return home with a boyfriend.

After all Constance is now truly taken by Jack's friend.
Her parents are a bit skeptical but... OK.
Just...Jack can't be found. 
Jack disappears like a phantom.

Months passed by and Heather feels a profound sadness.
Why Jack left her so abruptly?
Constance in the while tell her she will marry Raef and Raef later will tell her something crucial.

The trips of Heather in Europe are not yet finished...

The book is written very well. The narrative part is shockingly beauty, deep, profound, and I appreciated it for descriptions, intensity of places and situations.

It's a very quick reading thanks to the frequent dialogues.
I admit that this mix of narration and dialogues is fluid and the reader will finish the book in a very brief time.

Highly recommended.

I thank NetGalley and St.Martin's Press for the ebook.

Anna Maria Polidori

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