The Map That Leads to You is the book of summer 2017. Sweeping, romantic, complex, it's a trip to Europe and into the hearts and psyches of two fascinating characters. Joe Monninger (JP Monninger) writes with power and beauty and can hold his own in the literary pantheon while telling a passionate and wildly emotional story that will keep you up all night turning the pages--and leaving you with the desire to start reading his novel right away.
— Luanne Rice
"Romantic and unforgettable." --Nicholas Sparks
Two strangers take the road less traveled...
Heather Mulgrew's world is already mapped out: she is going to travel abroad with her friends after college, come back to a great career in September, and head into a life where not much is left to chance. But that was before an encounter on an overnight train introduces her to Jack, a passionate adventurer who changes the course of her journey and her life.
Throwing Heather's careful itinerary to the wind, they follow Jack's grandfather's journal through post-World War II era Europe: Vienna, Budapest, Turkey--exotic places that serve only to heighten their feelings. As September looms, Jack urges Heather to stay with him, to keep traveling, to give in to the romance of their experience; Heather convinces him to return to the United States.
Jack has a secret that could change everything. And Heather's world is about to be shaken to the core.
J.P. Monniger's The Map That Leads to You is a breathtaking novel about love, loss, and the best-laid plans that are meant to be broken.