• Book Reviews for Goodnight to My Thoughts of You


    [Updated January 2021 with the most recent reviews]

    With well over 5,000 downloads so far, I am so very thankful to know that girls are enjoying my book. Thank you Jesus!


    “I was gripped by this book from start to finish. Rotunno writes with the accurate voice of a teen-aged, lovesick girl navigating the mixed messages of her older crush. The moments of hope and the disappointing let-downs are described in realistic, heart-wrenching dialogue and vivid descriptions. The main character, Miriam, is developed over a span of four years, growing into a person who works through her heartbreak and eventually has eyes to see the man who is to become her husband. The story masterfully flows as the reader is guided through various settings, introduced to supporting characters along the way, and winsomely bonded to Miriam as she learns some of the toughest lessons of love. The ending is everything the reader hopes it to be. I’m excited for the sequel!” — E. Correll, Amazon Review

    “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 :)” –Sabrina, Goodreads Review

    “As a college student, this book was completely relatable and such an interesting read – I couldn’t put the book down and read the whole thing in one sitting! I laughed and cried as I watched Miriam live out her amazing God-written story. Her life brought me so much hope and I finished the book feeling refreshed and excited as I see the hand of God working actively in my own life.” –Anonymous, Amazon Review

    [Here are the first reviews I received]

    “A fantastic read! … 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. 😀 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”
    — Kay, Goodreads Review

    “I learned so much from this book. I really, REALLY love it! Can’t wait for the second book! I’m not a youth leader but I’m an 18 years old girl who really appreciates this kind of book =)!”
    –Andrea, Goodreads Review

    “What a great book! It is so wonderful, and a great path for her to follow. She needed to learn those things, to become a better person. She and her husband have a great path ahead!”
    –Anonymous, Barnes & Noble Review