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Goodnight to My Thoughts of You

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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 secretly dating.
Paul chooses to end the relationship, and Miriam is crushed. Will Paul want her back when she is 18? Can she ever forgive her mom for ruining her chances with Paul? Will Miriam ever find true love again?
Goodnight to My Thoughts of You is a coming of age story about spiritual attraction, true beauty, self-worth, and God's faithfulness. It includes discussion questions designed for a 12-week book club.

279 pages, ebook

First published April 10, 2014

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Chelsea Rotunno

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Author 7 books40 followers
November 7, 2015
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!
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June 15, 2014
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 with Paul and marrying him and living happily ever after as she had thought, but it's interesting to see the coming of age journey Miriam goes through, what with her love of Paul and her later relationship with Charlie.

Charlie. Let's talk about him. The short, but extremely likable musician. He had his character flaws and weaknesses, but it didn't take away from the character. When I got to part two of the novel, I was happy to see Miriam ending up with a guy close to her age and kind to her. :D

In the end, it was a great read with good values and messages, and I'd recommend to all, even those who aren't very religious.
November 26, 2021
This book was given to me as a gift on my 21st birthday (I don't know by whom) and it changed my life. Up till that moment, I had been struggling with faith and life generally. It seemed as if I was stuck in a particular phase of my life and I had no idea how to get out. Although, this book is a novel, I identified steps to become a better christian, to grow in faith, become a better person, to love myself and to love others. I have said to almost everyone who cares to listen, I will say it again: Chelsea Rotunno is an amazing woman of God. And her story is evidently inspired by God. Please write more books ma'am.
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Author 1 book6 followers
October 10, 2019
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 :)
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33 reviews55 followers
August 27, 2018
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.
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May 30, 2015
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.
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May 27, 2014
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 =)!
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