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Book Club Choices: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

By Erin Christmas

Do you remember when you first learned your parents were flawed, and the impact that discovery had on your life? In More Than Words, Jill Santopolo tackles just this issue. The story follows Nina Gregory, the heir to Gregory Hotels, over a life-changing few months when she learns her father is not everything she had thought.

It begins with Nina working as a speech writer for a candidate running in the primary campaign for New York mayor, beginning a serious relationship with a longtime family friend and maintaining a close relationship with her ailing father who she admired. The flaws and secrets Nina discovers about her father change how she approaches and sees her relationships with family, lovers, and friends and completely shifts how she sees the world thus changing her personal trajectory.

This fast paced story offers the reader smiles and tears in equal measure. Fans of contemporary women’s fiction will love this novel.

More Than Words by Jill Santopolo, Putnam, 2019.

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Erin Christmas is an avid reader, librarian, and lover of a good contemporary fiction romance. She currently works as the assistant library director for the Riverside (Calif.) Public Library. Prior to Riverside Public Library she worked for the Santa Clarita Public Library and San Bernardino County Library System. Erin is passionate about readers’ advisory and loves to match readers with books and books with readers.

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