"Santopolo is a true master of matters of the heart." --Taylor Jenkins Reid
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.
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 Tim--her devoted boyfriend and best friend since childhood--feels the same. But when Nina's father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core.
As her world falls apart, Nina begins to see the men in her life--her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her boss, Rafael--in a new light. Soon Nina finds 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.
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.
“A smart, sexy, delicious novel.”—People
“More Than Words is an outstandingly poignant and honest novel. Jill Santopolo is a true master of matters of the heart. This is a tender and wise story about family, love, and self. I couldn't put it down.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“A heartfelt story about life, love, and taking chances in the aftermath of loss ...This is a charming and sexy crowd-pleaser.”—Publishers Weekly
“Santopolo returns with the tenderMore Than Words.”—Marie Claire
“Another gorgeously heart-breaking and romantic read....This one is certainly going to sweep you up in feelings.”—Bustle
“When the owner of a fancy hotel chain dies, he leaves behind a big secret that seriously shakes up his daughter's life. And makes her rethink her relationship status. This one is best read at home (hint: tissues).” —The Skimm
“Santopolo's prose takes readers through a story of romance, grieving and growing that's nearly impossible to put down.” —AM New York
“Nina's struggle to decide between two men is propulsive and compelling. Full of drama, scandal, and romance, [More Than Words] is sure to delight fans of Santopolo's The Light We Lost.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This emotional tale of grief, romance and determination reminds us that we can live life on our own terms, and encourage our kids to do the same.”—Family Circle
“The latest from bestselling author Santopolo is a bittersweet and reflective novel of grief, loss, and coming into one’s own.”—Booklist
"The perfect combination of romantic and real. I dare you to put this book down.”—Leslie Cohen, author of This Love Story Will Self-Destruct
“[An] emotional, romantic story.”—AARP Magazine
“If you and your book-loving friends are fans of Reese Witherspoon’s book club, this book needs to be your next club pick.”—Parade
“This novel is filled with love: The warm love of a parent, the loyal love of a best friend, and the kind of unexpected love that grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let go. Nina’s journey resonated so, at times, that it compelled me to think about my own life. Thought-provoking, heartfelt, and, ultimately, life-affirming, More Than Words should move anyone who loves reading Jodi Picoult.”—Andrew Blauner, author of Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference