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Goodnight to My Thoughts of You
When Miriam Bernhardt, a 17-year-old high school girl from Burbank, California, falls in love with her youth leader at church, Paul Greer, she decides that it is God's will that she will someday be Paul's wife. She's ecstatic when a perfectly pure but secretive relationship quickly develops--until her mom threatens to tell the church pastor that Miriam and Paul have been s ...more
Published April 10th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Rotunno's writing is fresh and honest. The story arcs well with a lovable main character--full of heart and flaws. Though the heroine is a Christian, I appreciated the absence of pat answers and preachy writing. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to watching Rotunno develop as a writer. A wonderful debut!
A fantastic read! After I found it on a smashwords buying spree, I quickly began to read it. It was a bit of a long read, split into two parts, each focusing on the two most important guys in Miriam's life. Length aside, I found it to be a good read. Some of the characters kind of blended in the background, and the mother, while just being a concerned mother, seemed a bit overly wicked at times, it was still put together nicely. From the very start you know that she won't be getting together wit ...more
Chelsea is an incredibly caring person, and it shows in her storytelling. The simple words detailing complexities that so many young girls can resonate with is really impactful and special. This book details an important story about one girl's journey, spotted with so many familiar situations and feelings and moments that I think everyone can relate to at least one of them. The influence of God on Chelsea's life and writing is blatant here. Loved this sweet book :)
This book was amazing! The depth and insight of dealing with relationships and life is so true. The boldness and creativity which was used during the whole story makes the reader relate deeply with the characters. Greatly recommend book to girls going through a hard emotional season... especially when it involves a guy.
The best book I've read in a long time. Part 2 was the most beautiful. It was too real, I smiled & cried as I journeyed with you through the pages. You're a great writer. God bless you and your family. I'm looking forward to reading your second book. ...more
May 27, 2014 Andrea Mevill rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I learned so much from this book. I really, REALLY love it! Can't wait for the second book! ... and I'm not a youth leader but I'm an 18 years old girl who really appreciates this kind of books =)!
“What if love is something that shapes us because of what we give, not what we get in return? What if God wants us to love people until it hurts--and then continue to love even more?”
“Goodnight to my thoughts of you. They are all I have, my thoughts of you. But I know you can't stay.”More quotes…