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Now, seven-year-old Leo is critically ill and Nova, despite her anger and hurt, wants Mal to have nigght chance to know his son before it’s too late. Nada a viria a preparar para o acidente que Leo, o seu filho de 7 anos apenas, viria a ter, obrigando o rapaz a ser submetido a uma cirurgia e um consequente coma profundo.

The ending was also quite dorotby unbelievable but hey ho. But soon Christmas Street begins to work its magic and Millie is reluctantly drawn into street activities.

I would never have read this book if it hadn’t been chosen by my book group. Lists with This Book. Eight years later, Nova is anxiously waiting for her son, Leo, to wake up from a coma, while childless Stephanie is desperately trying to save her failing marriage. Brass Ring Diane Chamberlain. Everyone starts to come apart at the seams, and I was amazed at how the author managed to develop the characters so well that their seemingly inexplicable or ridiculous decisions seem perfectly in character and make total sense within the context of the story.

I was gripped, I was almost in tears in many parts and as I reflect on the book I remember a beautiful book by a great author. Information for Authors Press Booksellers and Distributors. Ik ben blij dat ik de achterflap niet las. Related Posts Book Review: View all 15 comments. Dorothy has two degrees, is a journalist, and has written for numerous women’s magazines and newspapers, including the Guardian, New Woman and Cosmo. This book would’ve been a prime candidate for that – why can’t Nova and Mal just get it together and date each other?


Regelmatig in de verleiding gekomen om hem te lezen, maar steeds kwamen er andere boeken tussen.

Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson

There’s definitely an art to giving exposition in a few sentences naturally. Mal and Nova are best friends – it’s soon revealed that grew up together, quite literally from birth, and were raised practically as siblings Nova’s parents cared for their mentally unstable friend and neighbor’s children, Mal being one of themwith a long-running unrequited love that neither knew was mutual.

As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again. Mar 27, Mazribbands rated it did not like it. However, Stephanie has issues of her own.

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I must confess that there is an extra air of excitement about this book for me. How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasion? I went into the book knowing only what is on the back cover and I expected to know exactly koonson my sympathies were.

Does the title have anything to do with the nignt Quotes from Goodnight, Beautiful. No trivia or quizzes yet. Now, Nova is anxiously waiting for her son, Leo, to wake up from a coma, while childless Stephanie is desperately trying to save her failing marriage.

Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson – It’s Time to Read!

Grab a box of kleenex if you are a mom especially because this one is a mother’s worst nightmare if you ask me! Abacus Less Andrew Sean Greer. Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. My favourite character was Leo. Want to Read saving….

We get to know them and all of their ridiculous thoughts and actions. Koomson made me care about these characters that much. Our Books See all Books.


So on that note, you will enjoy this book! Through flashbacks, we see dogothy journey of Nova and Mal, how they gradually forged separate lives in their adulthood, while still maintaining a very strong connection. But anything can happen after the end.

It was all very confusing at first. Again, pure joy of reading Koomson! It was a very true-feeling picture of mental illness; Steph had a lot of my own fears and worries, although at a level I have never felt. Although I didn’t shed tears and it wasn’t as emotional a book as the reviews stated, I can see where it would “hit” some people that way.

Mal and Stephanie had asked Nova to have a baby for them and when Stephanie gives Mal the ultimatium of either her or Nova and the baby, Mal decides one of them that will have disastrous consquences. The powerful and page-turning new novel from number one Sunday Times bestseller, Clare MackintoshMax and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Whole Story Audiobooks Availability: That despite carrying this book around with me everywhere, devouring pages nonstop, reading until the wee hours of the morning, hoping and hoping and hoping the that characters I had grown to like and care for so much would do the things I wanted them to do, say the magic words that needed to be said, make everything well again, wrapped with a happy love drenched bow and leave me feeling lighter, knowing that their lives were set straight and were now quite delightful.

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