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The Map That Leads to You

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,792 Ratings  ·  508 Reviews
A romantic, vivid novel that takes place in the tender time of a young woman’s life: Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She’s left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, one last summer to be free. Heather doesn’t expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with h ...more
Hardcover, 390 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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As I have mentioned before, I don't read a lot of romance novels but something about this book intrigued me.

Heather has just graduated from Amherst college. She will be starting a job as an investment banker in the fall. Until then, she is going to enjoy her last summer free from responsibilities, traveling around Europe with her two best friends, Constance and Amy.

They have been enjoying their first few weeks traveling. Hea
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 stars rounded up

This read like a Young Adult romance with the added fun of a group of friends traveling through Europe after college. I absolutely loved the adventurous travel. That part really made the book for me. I think if I were fifteen or even twenty years younger, I would have given this book five stars. It was harder for me to connect to these characters and the drama and angst within the pages, but I kept reading to see how it all ended. Thanks to the author and publisher for an ad
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romantics young and old
Shelves: netgalley
"You were my biggest fear." he said. "You really were. You, Heather Christine Mulgrew."

Well, I don't think I have to beat around the bush in my review about what this book is about. The cover and the title illustrate perfectly that The Map That Leads to You is about that chance meeting between two people and for whatever reason the stars align and a journey begins. So, I definitely cannot cry " Damn you insta-love!" Frankly, because that is not exactly how the story unfolds.

In this case, we h
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Poignant, compelling and endearingly romantic!

This is a coming-of-age story about friendship, responsibility, independence, and first love all wrapped up in a beautiful travel guide to some of the most breathtaking historical landmarks, monuments, and cities in Europe.

The characters are young, enthusiastic, and adventurous. The prose is clear and precise. And although the plot in the first half of the novel is a little slow, the second half is definitely much more intense, angsty, emotional, and
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 20-18
Cuore/amore/dolore/colore/pall-ore (perse a leggerlo)

Heather Postlewaite: leggera come un macigno, maneggevole come una longherina di ferro, carezzevole come un porcospino, astiosa come un gobbo nel 2007 (e nei 4 anni successivi, poi non più, han vinto sei scudi di fila facendoci diventare tutti rassegnati) ironica come Di Pietro. Questa creatura di Monninger è eccitante più o meno quanto Tyson (di cui Monninger è il biografo) (*1) con la differenza che lui era il campione dei Pesi Massimi, lei
Copy received through NetGalley.

There’s something about this review, it just doesn’t want to get written \_(ツ)_/

Getting into this book was close to impossible, but once I did, I enjoyed every minute of it.
The start is slow, but the writing is well-done, and while the characters don’t carry any special characteristics, they still jump off the page. The organization of the text left me with question marks throughout the reading process, but something about the story kept me reading. I loved the ab
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
• Uwielbiam wartości, które są pokazane w tej książce i podejście bohaterów do życia. I oczywiście kocham też ich bardzo nerdowo-książkowe przepychanki słowne np. na temat Hemingwaya czy Freuda.

• Historia momentami bywa bardzo banalna, jednak jest w niej "to coś", przez co nie można się od niej oderwać.

• Niektóre wydarzenia wydają się nieprawdopodobne, ale według mnie to w tym zawiera się cała magia tej historii i relacji głównych bohaterów.

• To jest naprawdę dobrze napisana książka. Chyba właśn
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for flirtatious banter like in The Bet and The Book of Broken Hearts. The banter at the beginning of this one though, had my eyes rolling. Once I stopped rolling my eyes, LOL, it made for an entertaining read. Liked the scenic European descriptions and the female friendship. This is one of those books that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
”You will try to imagine where he is in that exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel towards you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no notice. ”

Synopsis: For those of you wondering what would happen if Nicholas Sparks and John Green had a book baby, this is the product of what would happen. And it ain’t pretty, folks.

Pretentious Book is Pretentious: The main quality this book has (other than the romance aspect, of course), is the fact that
Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
Nie dziwi wcale opinia Nicholasa Sparksa, że „Droga do ciebie” to lektura romantyczna i niezapomniana, bo to właśnie w prozie tego amerykańskiego bestsellerowego pisarza czytelnicy J.P. Monninger odnajdą wspólne nuty, tę specyficzną mieszankę romansu i dramatu, zwykłego życia wypełnionego zarówno szczęściem, jak niepojętą tragedią. Do tego wymarzona podróż przez malowniczą Europę, rodząca się miłość na ulicach tego magicznego Paryża, którego już dzisiaj nie ma, oraz rodzinna historia, która moty ...more
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All the feels. The love story is as exquisite as Monninger's writing, and lingers with you long after you finish the book. THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU is a new favorite of mine.
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

5 "Ineffable" Stars!!!

I want to start off by saying that I'm going into this review with no intentions of giving anything away. Nope, not happening. This book deserves to be read. This book is much more than the words written on its pages. The book deserves to be savored. One of the things I loved the most about this book was the visualization in which the author wrote this beautiful story. It felt as if I wa
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vorab: viele werden das Buch nicht mögen. Aber was soll ich sagen? Ich liebe Hemingway und jeder, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird verstehen, warum es mir so gefallen hat.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bevor ihr Job als Investmentbankerin in New York beginnt macht Heather noch eine Europa-Reise mit ihren Freundinnen. Im Zug nach Amsterdam lernt sie dann Jack kennen: Er sieht gut aus, hat Humor und einen interessanten Blick auf die Welt. Er folgt zur Zeit einem alten Tagebuch seines Großvaters und besucht Orte, die sein Großvater erwähnt. Heather verliebt sich und will ihn begleiten, und manchmal reden sie auch über eine gemeinsame Zukunft. Aber dann verschwindet Jack plötzlich ohne ein W
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
I'm a little torn on my feelings about this one! There's a lot of good stuff - the way the author writes about travel and details the places the characters visit, the portrayal of friendship post-college, the writing itself. But the key portion of this story - the romance - is honestly where it fell flat for me.
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I wanted to like this book. I love travel romances, so I thought that this would be right up my alley. But everything about this book was cliched and almost unrealistic.

I never got a vibe for the main character. What was her personality? I get that she had oppressive parents, kind of, but was she sarcastic? Was she a dreamer? What? The boy, Jack, was entirely a manic pixie dream boy, deep and sarcastic and zany for no
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Dec 08, 2016 marked it as arcs-to-review

A romantic, vivid novel that takes place in the tender time of a young woman’s life: Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She’s left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, ONE last summer to be free. Heather doesn’t expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him. Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she is, who is following his grandfather’s journal to vari
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs


The Map That Leads to You is a New Adult fiction novel that takes place in Europe. After graduating, Heather and her two best friends go on their highly anticipated Europe trip, wanting to let loose before going back to real life where a new job was awaiting Heather. On a train ride to Amsterdam, Heather meets Jack and they hit it off straight away!

When Jack and Heather first meet, they’re both full of banter and they keep tea
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, fürsherz
Das Cover ruft es, der Titel schreit es, der Klappentext tönt es – mal wieder ein Liebesbuch. Wir kennen das – so ein Buch kommt jeden Monat raus und ist DER Liebesroman des Jahres. Normalerweise erwartet uns eine durchschnittliche gute Geschichte, die, wenn wir ein paar Namen und ein paar Orte austauschen, schon so oft erzählt wurde, dass wir gähnend weiterlesen können ohne dabei die Zeilen im Auge zu haben.
Was ist also anders bei „Liebe findet uns“? Nicht viel, aber irgendwie schon. Das Cover
Rodrigues Elsa
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ali entre as 4 e as 5 estrelas, estão as 4,5 Estrelas (Não são as 5 porque eu adivinhei, eu cheguei lá...)
Opinião publicada no Efeito dos Livros

Perdi a conta ao número de vezes que me sentei com o intuito de escrever sobre este livro. Já o li em Janeiro e continuo a ter dificuldade em falar sobre ele.
É engraçado como é complicado falar dos livros de que gostamos muito.
"O mapa que me leva até ti" tem duas características que me prenderam logo com a sinopse: uma viagem e um amor inesperado que no
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from a goodreads giveaway. I finished the book in two days. I often endure reading sometimes simplistic books about women falling in love in Europe because I'm hopeless romantic who likes to indulge in the occasional trope. Most of them lack what I'm seeking: page turning magic. This time the author delivered. Enjoyed that the book was self aware, Heather knowing that falling in love on a train in Europe to a handsome stranger is every American woman's dream. I was happy to ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It took me less than 24 hours to read “The Map That Leads To You.” I was thoroughly caught up in the close friendship of the three young women and their adventure through Europe. The romance between Jack and Heather alternated between beautiful, maddening, and heartbreaking. Some of the scenes in the novel had me laughing hysterically and others had me sobbing. The ending was gut-wrenching and a reminder that life is not fair. All the pieces blended together to create a beautiful love story. I w ...more
Jessica Ciarcz
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
When I first began reading this, I really thought I would enjoy it. The first few chapters were interesting, but the middle was so slow.

I found myself having a hard time reading and finishing it. It took me a month to read because I could only read a few pages at a time.

It wasn't until the last 100 pages or so that I was interested again.

The writing was really good, but I think a lot of the pages could have been taken out. They were really unnecessary.
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Heather Mulgrew is on a summer trip with two of her closest friends from college. They have just graduated from Amherst College and Heather has a job waiting for her at Bank of America in New York City. This trip is exactly what they need before beginning the rest of their lives. On the train to Amsterdam she meets Jack and from that moment forward, her life will never be the same. Jack has a freedom that Heather has never experienced and together they build a great friendship that quickly turns ...more
3,5 para esta historia que tanto esconde. Juventud, aventura, afrontar los primeros años de vida adulta y un amor repentino y arrollador que dejará una huella indeleble en Heather y Jack. Recomendable.
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Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a beautiful and romantic story of Heather and Jack meeting on a train to Amsterdam and end up traveling through parts of Europe together and falling in love. What will the future hold for them? The ending was breathtaking and brought tears to my eyes. The writing was absolutely wonderful, and it is indeed a compelling and unforgettable book. Thank you to St. Martin's Press for the advanced reader's copy.
Valentina Abbr

L’amore arriva quando meno ce l’aspettiamo. Ci cambia la vita lentamente, senza che neanche ce ne rendiamo conto, ma radicalmente.
L’amore ci fa fare dei viaggi immensi, senza fine, bellissimi, dentro di noi e in giro per il mondo.
Il viaggio più bello della loro vita Heather e Jack lo fanno insieme. Si incontrano per caso su un treno: uno di quegli incontri improbabili e che sembrano lasciare il tempo che trovano. Heather si è appena laureata e decide di fare il suo primo viaggio in Europa con
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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.

Also writes under the name Joseph Monninger.
“It is the last great minute before he walks into your life, but you don't know that yet, can't know. Later, though, you will try to imagine where he was in this exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel toward you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no notice. Your life would not be the same, but that was all waiting, up in the air, all fate and chance and inevitability.” 18 likes
“If I had six lives, I would want to spend them with you. Every last one.” 4 likes
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