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Jill Santopolo is a New York Times and international best-selling author of contemporary romance novels.

Raised in Hewlett, New York, she graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English Literature, and holds a MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Jill also holds a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from NYU.
Translated into over thirty-five languages, her books have made it to the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Apple, and Indie Bound bestseller lists.

She currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband and daughter.

More about Jill Santopolo

Genres: Children's Book, Romance, Women's Fiction

Website: http://jillsantopolo.com/

Non Series

  • The Light We Lost (2017)
  • More Than Words (2019)
  • Everything After (2021)

Alec Flint, Super Sleuth Books

  1. The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure (2008)
  2. The Ransom Note Blues (2009)

Follow Your Heart Books

  1. Summer Love (2014)
  2. Love on the Lifts (2015)

Sparkle Spa Books

  1. All That Glitters (2013)
  2. Purple Nails and Puppy Tails (2013)
  3. Makeover Magic (2014)
  4. True Colors (2014)
  5. Bad News Nails (2015)
  6. A Picture-Perfect Mess (2015)
  7. Bling It On! (2015)
  8. Wedding Bell Blues (2016)
  9. Fashion Disaster (2016)
  10. Glam Opening! (2017)
Follow Your Heart Books

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Light We Lost

 “Love and sacrifice.”

When Lucy and Gabe crossed paths at Columbia University on the morning of 9/11, the events of that fateful day would forever decide their fate.

Over the next thirteen years, they would be reunited and separated on a number of occasions.

Lucy establishes herself in the Big Apple while Gabe pursues a career as a photojournalist in the Middle East.

Their tale is one of hope, desires, resentment, treachery, forgiveness and love.

Were their lives interweaved all along, or is this an outcome of their own doing?

Should they have led a different life from the start?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0735212763
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
More Than Words

Brought up by her father, a New York hotel mogul, after the demise of her mother, Nina Gregory has always been a virtuous daughter and a decent girlfriend.

Throughout her life, she has always been reminded that family, status and legacy comes before anything else.

Those sentiments are shared by her loving boyfriend and childhood best friend, Tim.

However, when Nina loses her father, she makes shocking discoveries about him.

As everything around her implodes, Nina is left with more questions than answers about her father, her boyfriend and her boss, Rafael.

Will she follow what she knows and loves or pursue a desire that could destroy everything?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0735218314
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Everything After

Fifteen years ago, Emily lost two things that she loved dearly: music, and Rob.

Now a psychologist at NYU, she assists disturbed college students. After all, she was once just like them.

With a loving husband, Ezra, who works as a doctor, Emily is living the dream life.

Everything however changes when a terrible event from her present mirrors something from her past that she thought would never be revealed.

But then she hears a song on the radio with an eerie familiar voice.

Could it possibly be?

As old feelings are revived, Emily finds herself questioning who she really is and who she’s supposed to love.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0593396124
Publisher: Random House Large Print

Alec Flint, Super Sleuth Books

The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure

Alec Flint wants to become the best private detective there is.

He even has a pair of detective pants with a number of pockets where he can hide his detective tools.

Alec also has a sidekick named Gina.

Although Gina can sometimes be very controlling, she is a good friend and an even better detective.

When Alec’s dad, a local police officer, informs him that the Christopher Columbus exhibit mysteriously vanished from the local museum, you know our favorite sleuth won’t be resting until he solves the case.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0439903530
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
The Ransom Note Blues

Alec Flint wants to become the best private detective there is.

With one mystery already solved, the detective in training is gradually becoming a great sleuth as days go by.

Their most recent case involves looking into a ransom note that Gina's mom, a local newspaper reporter, received at work.

Although the note alleges that something belonging to the entire town has gone missing, Alec and Gina aren’t sure what it is.

Will the amateur detectives manage to balance between their school work and the investigation?

Will they solve the case before they ran out of time?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0615940137
Publisher: Roller Coaster Books

Follow Your Heart Books

Summer Love

Summer is a time to unwind and enjoy yourself, and the only thing that can make it better is if you find someone to make memories with.

This enthralling romance novel is all about happy endings, and you have the liberty to choose one of eleven guys to share a kiss with.

At the close of every chapter, you get to decide how to carry on with your mission to find love. Therefore, how the story will end will solely depend on the decisions that you make.

The outcomes are quite rightly numerous.

Are you a fan of The Bachelorette? Then you are assuredly going to enjoy this romantic adventure.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0147510921
Publisher: Speak
Love on the Lifts

Is there anything that can beat enjoying a vacation on the slopes?

In this new and exciting adventure, readers get to choose their own fate.

And when all is said and done, they will end up with one of the eleven different guys.

With freedom to make decisions at the conclusion of every chapter, readers get to pick their own perfect match.

Will you end up with a powerful ski instructor or one-half of the gorgeous twin boys in the lodge?

And in case love just isn’t a priority for you, you can spend time with your sister, make new friends or just enjoy some alone time.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B012YWWOAU
Publisher: Speak

Sparkle Spa Books

All That Glitters

Aly and Brooke start a nail salon business.

Sisters Aly and Brooke love spending time at their mom’s renowned nail salon which is doing really well.

It’s almost as if it is their second home.

But every time their mom returns from work, she laments about how tired and overworked she is, more so because of all the children that come to the salon for manicures and pedicures.

With that, the girls are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon specifically for children right inside Mom’s store.

And from the way things have started, their business will be very successful.

NB: This book was co-authored with Laura Dower.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1442473805
Publisher: Aladdin
Purple Nails and Puppy Tails

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

There are no particular rules at Aly and Brooke’s new nail salon.

So when one of Mom’s most consistent customers comes along with her adored pet dog Sadie, a canine celebrity, the girls find themselves smoothening Sadie’s nails.

With that, the idea of doing dog makeovers for the Annual Pup Adoption Day is born.

Dogs are however not the most conventional of customers.
And as the girls will soon discover, some days can be pretty ruff.

NB: This book was co-authored with Laura Dower.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1442473836
Publisher: Aladdin
Makeover Magic

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

There are no particular rules at Aly and Brooke’s new nail salon.

However, the girls are now facing stiff competition from Princess Polish which has been started right across the street.

But Aly and Brooke won’t go down without a fight.

They will do whatever it takes to hold onto their clients who love coming to the Sparkle Spa.

And giving sixth graders makeovers is only the beginning.

NB: This book was co-authored with Laura Dower.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1442473867
Publisher: Aladdin
True Colors

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

Trouble however brews after Brooke breaks her arm.

Given that the business still has to run, Aly now has to do everything on her own.

Help however comes in the form of friends Lily, Charlotte and Sophie, who come to assit running the Sparkle Spa.

Will the nail salon however still be the same again when Brooke eventually returns after recovering from her injury?

NB: This book was co-authored with Laura Dower.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1442473898
Publisher: Aladdin
Bad News Nails

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

Trouble however brews in paradise after Aly Tanner’s sworn enemy since kindergarten joins the salon.

Stubborn doesn’t even begin to describe Suzy Davis’s nature.

Now part of the nail salon, Suzy has a number of plans and ideas on the changes that need to be made.

Even more intimidating is that she isn’t afraid of bossing Brooke and Aly around.

Will Brooke and Aly manage to get the controlling Suzy out of their business?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1481423847
Publisher: Aladdin
A Picture-Perfect Mess

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

Picture day at Auden Elementary School is right around the corner. That means everyone will want to look their best for the big day.

Sisters Aly and Brooke look forward to welcoming a lot of clients ahead of the picture day.

However, Aly’s sworn rival, Suzy Davis, has decided to open her own “shop” which will rival that of the Tanner sisters, given how she has makeup.

Will Suzy’s plan work?

How will the sister counter the unfriendly competition?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1481423878
Publisher: Aladdin
Bling It On!

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

The sisters are however forced to move the nail salon ahead of Carnival Day at Auden Elementary School.

They are very excited to set up a shimmering Sparkle Spa stand for cheerful manicures.

However, what starts as something exciting ends up in the worst of ways.

Will the Tanner sisters manage to save things before it’s too late?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1481423908
Publisher: Aladdin
Wedding Bell Blues

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

It’s wedding season and the Tanner sisters are excited to be part of it.

Joan, their beloved True Color’s manicurist, is about to tie the knot.

Although Aly and Brooke simply can’t wait, their excitement is soon diminished after one of the Tanner sisters is set to be the Flower Girl.

Will Brooke and Aly make things work?

Will the Sparkle Spa survive?

Or will Joan’s big day drive a wedge between the sisters?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1481423939
Publisher: Aladdin
Fashion Disaster

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

Brooke Tanner finds herself in a tricky situation after getting a terrible haircut.

As expected, such a disaster wouldn’t be possible without the hand of the devious Suzy Davis.

Afraid of being made fun of, Brooke swears to never go outside again?

Will her friends at Sparkle Spa be able to salvage the situation?

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1481463911
Publisher: Aladdin
Glam Opening!

After spending a lot of time at Mom’s famous nail salon, sisters Aly and Brooke are encouraged to start their own tiny nail salon within their mom’s salon.

Things seem to be changing quickly for Aly and Brooke.

Mom and Suzy’s mother have finally decided to consolidate their efforts and jointly open a brand new salon.

How will this affect the girls?

Will Brooke and Aly be forced to work with their enemy in the all-new Sparkle Spa?

Well, from the look of things, enemies have just become frenemies.

The sparkling new Sparkle Spa is open for business.

Author: Jill Santopolo
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1481463959
Publisher: Aladdin