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Goodnight, Beautiful: A Novel
     

Goodnight, Beautiful: A Novel

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by Dorothy Koomson
 

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From the author of the internationally bestselling novels My Best Friend’s Girl and Marshmallows for Breakfast comes an incredibly moving, powerfully written new novel about motherhood, love, loss, and new beginnings.
 
Nova will do anything for her closest friend, Mal, whom she has known since childhood. So when

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From the author of the internationally bestselling novels My Best Friend’s Girl and Marshmallows for Breakfast comes an incredibly moving, powerfully written new novel about motherhood, love, loss, and new beginnings.
 
Nova will do anything for her closest friend, Mal, whom she has known since childhood. So when Mal and his wife, Stephanie, ask Nova to be a surrogate mother, she agrees—despite her reservations about what it might mean for their friendship. Then Nova’s fears are realized. Halfway through the pregnancy, Stephanie finds a text from her husband to Nova that reads “Goodnight, beautiful.” Already suspicious of their deep connection, Stephanie demands that Mal cut all ties to Nova and their unborn baby, leaving Nova to raise the child alone. 

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. Despite her anger and hurt, Nova wants Mal to have the chance to know his son before it’s too late. Will it take a tragedy to remind them all how much they mean to one another?


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440339267
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
8,956
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Dorothy Koomson is a journalist as well as a novelist, and she currently lives in England, where she is at work on her next novel.

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Goodnight, Beautiful 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a tear jerker for sure but awesome story and yet very frustrating.
Queen_Kay More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend! This book had me bawling. If you're a parent - proceed with caution. Definite tear-jerker and emotional rollercoaster.
cheekys_dance More than 1 year ago
I agree with some of the other comments that this book is a bit slow at the start. But the story is so bitter sweet and heart wrenching, I could not put it down. Beautifully written.
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The book held your interest with love between a mother and child, father and a close family relationships. It also made you realize how much a child means to everyone and to experience the loss is close to unbearable. Another great book by Dorothy Koomson.
SamanthaG More than 1 year ago
While I did find the book a little drawn out at times, I really enjoyed the story, character development and writing style. It was the type of book that reflected back a lot on the past to help you understand both the characters and how they got to where they are now and I always like to see that. It was a sad, heartwarming and interesting story about love, loss, family, friendship and tragedy. I definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the hardback copy because I loved it so much. It's such a good read.
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Enriquita Espree More than 1 year ago
started out slow but well worth reading...be sure to have tissue...can't wait to read more from this author
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