U.S. Publisher:
Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Release Date:
February 5, 2019
Foreign Publishers:
Heyne/Random House (Germany)
Casa Editrice Nord (Italy)
Gyldendal (Norway)
Editura Trei (Romania)
Ucila (Slovenia)
Otava Publishing (Finland)
Toena (Albania)
Fleuve Editions (France)

More Than Words

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 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.

As her world falls apart, Nina begins to question everything she thought she knew and to see the men in her life–her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her handsome and attentive boss, Rafael–in a new light. Soon Nina finds herself caught between the world she knows and 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.

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

Another gorgeously heart-breaking and romantic read. . . . This one is certainly going to sweep you up in feelings. —Bustle

Nina’s struggle to decide between two men, one of whom represents her old life and the other who represents what she could be if she took a chance, is propulsive and compelling. The depiction of Nina’s grief for her father is vividly raw, made more real by her eventual understanding that he was an imperfect human being. Full of drama, scandal, and romance, [More Than Words] is sure to delight fans of Santopolo’s The Light We Lost. —Kirkus Reviews

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

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