Friday, December 17, 2010

Review -- Goodnight Tweetheart

Goodnight Tweetheart
By Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Gallery
Release Date: December 14, 2010







A few years ago, I was hesitant and a little apprehensive when one of my favorite historical authors penned a contemporary. After reading it, I learned I had no reason to have had either of those feelings. And I have since enjoyed many contemporary books by other historical authors who have followed the same path. The latest of these is Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros . . . and what a delightful story it was.

Four years ago, Abigail Donovan was on top of the world. Her debut book hit multiple best seller lists and was even picked by the queen of book clubs, Oprah Winfrey. Because of her success, Abby was able to afford living in a small but stylish apartment nestled in the heart of New York City. Now, years later, she can’t find her muse for all the tea in China. And because she can’t seem to get past the dreaded Chapter Five, Abby is left considering that perhaps she is nothing more than a one-hit wonder. She is a little reluctant when her publisher signs her up with a Twitter account in order to keep her devoted readers from forgetting about her, but decides to give it a go. When she starts, she “meets” someone named Mark Baynard, who is kind enough to show her the ropes. She learns that he teaches English lit at Ole Miss and has taken time off to travel. They flirt and message each other a few times, which becomes more often until they’re chatting on a regular basis. They begin to live vicariously through each other’s tweets and Abby eventually falls for Mark. When she finds out that he isn’t exactly who she thought he was, will his secret ruin any hope of a future together?

I loved this story! It was tender and sweet and really quite addictive. It was a quick read that I couldn’t put down. And the fact that I’m not on Twitter didn’t diminish my enjoyment one bit. I felt all the ups and downs Abby experienced both in her personal and professional life and was impressed with how much emotion was expressed in a book consisting mostly of tweets. I’m so glad I didn’t read any reviews about this book before reading it as I was thrown for a loop with the twist, right along with Abby. From the beginning, I was laughing at the quips and quick wit, but leave it to Teresa Medeiros to make me cry, too! Do yourself a favor and put this wonderful book on your Christmas list. You’ll be so glad you did!

~Andrea



16 comments:

  1. I do love Teresa's historicals for all the same reasons you gave. The little bit of laughter, the little bit of tears :-) As long as the contemp has the same ingredients I will be happy with it.

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  2. I am reading this book right now and I am thoroughly enjoying it! :) Thanks for the review, Andrea!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading this. Teresa told me about this back in the spring when we were at a signing together, and I loved the sound of it.

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  4. Teresa Medeiros is a long-time autobuy author for me, so I'm going to read anything with her name on it. I'm intrigued by the idea of this one. It's on my TBR shelf already, but it will probably be after Christmas before I get a chance to read it.

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  5. Dianna, you will love it for all those things and more!

    Trisha, I knew you'd love it!

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  6. Trish, it was very different from anything I've read and that made it totally unique. Enjoy it!

    Janga, she's an auto-buy for me, too, and this one is a total delight. :)

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  7. This book sounds absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to read it! Great review!

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  8. Andrea
    Great review I will be adding this one to the must have list I do so love Teresa's historicals

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  9. Thanks, Kellie and Helen! I hope you both enjoy it! :)

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  10. Very good review, Andrea. I like Teresa's style of writing, but read very few contemps. I think I'll check this one out, though.

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  11. It seems like I've been waiting forever for this book to come out! Great review!

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  12. Great review, Andrea! I'm been looking forward to this one. Teresa is an autobuy author for me, so I will buy anything she writes. ;-)

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  13. Thanks, Deb! This one is really cute and Ms. Medeiros's wit shines through.

    I know, Antonia! It is well worth the wait. Enjoy!

    Thanks, Gannon. You'll love it!

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  14. This one is already on my list. I can't wait to download it! Great review!

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  15. Thanks, Monica! You'll love it!

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  16. Great review Andrea! Since I love all things Teresa, I know I will love this one too!

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