By Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: PocketRelease Date: August 28, 2012
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
. Now, years
later, she can’t find her muse for all the tea in New York City . 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? China
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! Kudos to her for a job well done! Do yourself a favor and put this wonderful book on your Christmas list. You’ll be so glad you did!
As you can tell, I loved this book! I thought it was extremely creative and spoke volumes of Teresa Medeiros’s talent that she could tell and show readers a love story based almost entirely on tweets. In my original review, I gave the book 4.5 stars. Why? Well, at the end of the story, I wanted...just a little something more. I won’t say more than that because I don’t want to spoil it for those that haven’t read it yet. Those that have read the story know what I mean. So, why am I giving it 5 stars now? Because Ms. Medeiros has added an epilogue to the mass market version and it gave me the exact ending I was longing for! I thought it was an utterly perfect happily ever after for Abby and Mark. As before, this is one book that I highly recommend!
So, dear readers, are you on Twitter? If so, do you have any funny stories to share? Because I love it so much, I am going to give away my copy of the new mass market release of Goodnight Tweetheart to one lucky commenter! In addition to the new epilogue, this version also includes snippets from Teresa Medeiros’s last two historicals and a sneak peek of her upcoming historical! (Contest is limited to residents living within the
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