(*Disclaimer: I did receive a free advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Kelsey for the copy!)
Here’s the synopsis of Tell Me Goodnight which is out TODAY here. A widowed father and his 3 young daughters find a way to make it through life…with the help of a newly hired babysitter who comes into their lives at the right time. You can read more about the summary of the book on Amazon or Goodreads, usually I would give more detail, however, I am here to tell you what this book is truly, sincerely about.
Every line in this book is damn near quotable. Every. Line. The magic felt in this book was unreal and tears sprang to my eyes numerous times throughout this novel. This book deals heavily with loss and grief, but we also see a hurting man go through the healing process. Sometimes we find friends in unlikely places and situations and this certainly rings true for Jon. Sometimes we need that friend to kick our butt into gear and get us out of a funk and that is exactly what happens. I have never cheered more for a couple than I have while reading this book…
This sweet quote above is spoken by Jon (the widowed father) to his girls every night before they go to bed. We eventually find out where it came from and the reason why it is said, is so sweet. Maybe even as sweet as the love that slowly blooms in this read (Kelsey SLAYS the slow burn in this one).
When we think all hope is lost and a dream is about to given up, magic happens. Sometimes we can’t see the forest through the trees and that’s what happened to Jon. Characters from past novels of Kelsey are seen in this book, but don’t worry. If you haven’t read Daisies & Devin or The Life We Wanted you won’t miss anything. If you have, you will be SO PLEASED with the cameo appearances!
I have never written a review that lacks in a summary, but this book was just so moving. I hope I have done this book justice and I have let you know just how freaking amazing it is. It was a very emotional and healing read. Words cannot express the flow of words that traveled on paper like a beating heart looking for its soulmate. If you are a fan of romances this is a must read. If you are struggling with grief and heartache, pick up this book. Let the words speak to you, because they will. Yes, there is a happy ending and I understand there is one because it’s a work of fiction, but that doesn’t mean that the words within this book cannot help heal you as well.
5 stars. This book blew away all my expectations. If you have read it, let’s chat. If you haven’t, get it STAT.