Monday, January 2, 2012

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

3.5 Star

Can two strangers who meet (and tweet) by chance find a love strong enough to last a lifetime? That’s the question former literary sensation Abby Donovan is forced to explore when she meets Mark Baynard on Twitter. Mark, an English professor traveling the world, shatters Abby’s writer’s block one witty tweet at a time. Just as she begins to write and live again, she discovers Mark is hiding a secret that could change both of their lives forever. In the tradition of Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, two lonely people discover it doesn’t take 140 characters to find your soul mate, just three little words.

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This was a cute little novel. A quick and easy read, Good Night Tweetheart took me only a few hours to finish and had me grinning by the end. Initially I was a bit wary of this novel. I can see how friendships develop online through this relatively new medium, but love? It took a little convincing for me, especially being leery about meeting men online myself and I know it happens, probably more frequently than I’m even aware, but I still wasn’t sure I could be convinced. In the end though, I had a smile plastered on my face.

Abigail, a best selling author whose writers block since her father’s untimely passing has kept her frozen, both in her writing and even in her apartment, reluctantly goes on Twitter at the direction of her agent.  Fumbling around the new medium, she finds herself in a conversation with a stranger, a man. And when they start conversing regularly she finds herself looking forward to their conversations and eventual ‘dates’ and finds herself drawn to a man in the most unlikely of places for her.

Teresa Medieros was brilliant at adapting this story into tweets. There weren’t many short forms, or confusing conversations.  It all flowed easily and effortlessly. I have to sometimes fumble around to get my tweets within the character limit and marveled at times with her ability to convey her point in such few words.  Because I’m well versed in the way of twitter for the most part, I could understand and relate to much of what was happening, but I’m unsure if someone who wasn’t could, even with the explanations provided.  I think they would though, but overall the story isn’t as much in the details of twitter, but what is spoken through the medium.

In the end I smiled away with this warm and lighthearted read. Anyone looking for a light, cute and smile filled read with a technological spin on romance will appreciate this one.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for our review copy! All opinions are our own.

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