Hotel heiress Nina Gregory’s life is entirely mapped out. But does her plan support who she really is?

More than Words (Putnam Books) is Jill Santopolo’s highly anticipated contemporary women’s fiction following her national bestseller The Light We Lost.

Nina Gregory was raised by her father, Joseph Gregory, the owner of a high-end hotel company. He adores Nina, and she’s completely devoted to him. In her thirties, Nina works as a speechwriter for New York Mayoral candidate Rafael O’Conner-Ruiz whom she admires and shares a burgeoning mutual affection.

She’s also in love with her boyfriend Tim Calder who is a lifelong friend and the son of her father’s best friend and business partner. The couple plans to marry and have children. Complications arise when Joseph grows ill and the necessity of Nina giving up her speechwriting work to run the Manhattan hotel company crystalizes.

As romantic tension continues to build between Nina and Rafael, Joseph passes away. Nina takes over the reins of Gregory Corporation and, as she gets up to speed on running it, discovers shocking secrets about the company and her parents’ relationship. Nina’s idealized image of her father and her mother, who died in a car crash when she was a child, is shattered.

As Nina comes to terms with the reality of who her father was, she struggles to decide between following in his footsteps and pursuing work she loves. Nina also struggles with her romantic interests, which mirror her professional conflicts. Tim represents the controlled, predictable life her father planned for her, and Rafael represents a more passionate choice.

A suspenseful, gripping, and romantic page-turner, More than Words is sure to enthrall Santopolo’s many fans and win her new ones.

More than Words is now available for purchase.

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Jill Santopolo is the author of the nationally and internationally bestselling novel The Light We Lost, which has been translated into more than 30 languages, as well as the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books. She holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from NYU.

Jill is also the Editorial Director of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, where she edits many critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and best-selling books for kids and teens. When she’s not writing or editing, Jill is a thesis advisor at The New School in their MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and has been on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course. Jill has traveled all over the U.S.–and to Canada and Europe–to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City.