From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men.
"A smart, sexy, delicious novel."People
Nina has always known who she's supposed to be. But is that who she truly is?
Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And Timher devoted boyfriend and best friend since childhoodfeels the same. But when Nina's father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core. Soon, Nina begins to see the men in her lifeher father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her boss, Rafaelin a new light, finding herself caught between the world she loves, and a passion that could upend everything.
More Than Words is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Jill Santopolo received a BA in English literature from Columbia University and an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's the author of three successful children's and young-adult series and works as the Associate Publisher of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. Santopolo travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She is the author of The Light We Lost, a national and international bestseller that has been translated into more than thirty languages. More Than Words is her second novel for adults. She lives in New York City.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another great book by Jill Santopolo. Her characters are also so well written and her storyline kept me wondering where it was going next. Loved it.
This is a terrific book cover to cover. The young woman portrayed is well written and thought out as she tries to navigate the murky waters of her life when her father dies and leaves her in charge of the family hotel business. It is not where she predicted she would be until much later as she has found her personal footing as a political speech writer for an aspiring mayor. She finds herself drawn to the candidate which presents a whole different number of problems. How she finds a way to survive all the changes is what makes the story great. I particularly loved the tension filled pages describing Nina’s milieu of struggle to make sense of what is happening to her heart and to her life.
I am a fan of Jill Santopolo. I LOVED her first novel (didn't we all) and was SUPER excited for this one to come out. I was ECSTATIC to receive an advanced copy from NetGalley and penguin Random House. So, thank you, and please accept my honest opinion of this book. SYNOPSIS: Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter, a good girlfriend. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, after her mother's death, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And her boyfriend Tim, thoughtful, kind, and honest, not to mention her best friend since childhood, feels the same. But after Nina's father passes away, she learns he may not have practiced what he preached. I really don't know how to rate this book. I couldn't relate to the main character Nina Gregory at all. She seemed naive and spoiled and as if the world was revolving around her. I don't know if this was the intention, but she remained unlikeable to me throughout the book. But, other than that, I did like the storyline. There was a mix of romance, and mystery, but not too much of either one that it over powered the book. I mainly thought of the book as a young woman finding herself for the first time after losing a family member. I didn't fly through this book as fast as I expected to but at about halfway through I found myself picking up the pace as it held my attention. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who loved her first book, as well as just anyone in general!
Nina, Nina, Nina. You just didn't really work for me therefore this was just an okay read. I didn't dislike you or anything but given the tough stuff you were dealing with in the book, I wish I would have felt more of a connection to you. This is a story of a woman who has the type of wealth and privilege most of us can only dream of and yet Nina Gregory doesn't feel completely satisfied with her life. When her world falls apart, she really starts to question if she is on the right path to happiness or if she needs to go in a different direction. It is essential when I read these type of fiction stories with elements of romance that I feel something for the character or otherwise it will never be more than just an average read. With other genres like mysteries or thrillers, I can find the main character completely unlikable and still have a fun time reading the book. The problem with this one is Nina. I don't know how to describe her other than she's just blah. The author gave her a fairly interesting backstory but the way her character was written didn't do much for me. There were only a couple moments with her father and with Caro that made me feel anything at all. I needed more heart to fully enjoy the book and unfortunately it was pretty much lacking in that department. Botttom line, this was a fairly quick read and it certainly wasn't horrible but yeah, I wish I would have liked this one better. I won a free advance copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review. All views expressed are my honest opinion.
Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “More Than Words” by Jill Santopolo, G.P.Putnam’s Sons, February 5. 2019 Jill Santopolo, Author of “More Than Words” has written an intense, emotional , captivating, intriguing, romantic, heartbreaking, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her colorful and dramatic characters as complex and complicated Nina Gregory has been brought but up by her wealthy Dad, who owns several fancy hotels. Nina has tried to meet her dad’s expectations of her, and has a great work ethic. One of the things that Nina is doing is writing speeches for a charismatic candidate for mayor. Mr. Gregory has been a single father, since a tragedy where Nina’s mother had been killed. Nina is lucky to have some special friends for emotional support. Circumstances change when Nina’s father is fighting the final stages of Cancer. Her boyfriend Tim, and his family have known Nina and her family for years. When Mr. Gregory does pass away, Nina finds certain information about her father that comes crashing around her, and confuses and challenges her courage and faith. Is it possible to live with someone, and not really know them? Suddenly nothing makes sense, and Nina is questioning herself. Nina is able to discuss these things with her boss, who is running for Mayor, and finds a certain attraction to him. I appreciate that the author has written such a compassionate and heart breaking novel. The author discusses the importance of family, friendship, honesty, communication, forgiveness, love and hope. I would highly recommend this amazing novel for those readers who enjoy a thought-provoking story. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.