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I don’t think I liked it, but I don’t know what could have happened differently. But the most important part of the surrogacy issue in this book is how it changes the relationships of those involved, right goor finding out the surrogate mother is pregnant to the birth of the baby, and beyond.

Goodnight, Beautiful – Dorothy Koomson

View all 15 comments. There’s definitely an art to giving exposition in a few sentences naturally.

What man, what real man would do that, abandon his baby, a baby he and his wife wanted. You can write a story and say “And then he did this, and then she said that, and then this happened,” and it will never have an impact if you can’t feel what they’re feeling, and understand their motivations and what led them to do the things they did.

Levam-me sempre a outro mundo: Nova was brave, strong, scared and a lovely character.

Answering those questions fills the pages of this compelling novel that probes below the surface, peeling back the layers to finally reveal the hidden motivations that altered all of their lives. Je leest van alles door elkaar. Sphere Late Season Christobel Kent.

I wrote it just after I returned from Australia and moved to Brighton. I recently spent two years living in Sydney Australia, and now I’m back in England. Hopefully, it will be as thought-provoking a read for you, as it was for me to write. You can read god extract of Goodnight, Beautiful here: The book flips between the present day and the past, right back to the childhood of the pair, and this dorothj you to get into the minds of both, particularly Nova as she is the storyteller for most of the book, and allows you to build up in your mind why things in the future i.


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 nght failing marriage.

Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson

The Dry by Niight Harper. Even though it’s not the best idea Nova agrees simply because she loves Mal and wants him to be happy. This is giving things away a little, but I was so angry that it was so obvious that Mal and Nova really loved each other and should have been together, but time after time they wouldn’t take an opportunity.

I would never have read this book if it hadn’t been chosen by my book group. Seven-year-old Leo lies in a hospital bed, comatose, after a seemingly minor accident followed by surgery. Quotes from Goodnight, Beautiful. Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark – and incredibly beautiful.

En hoewel het einde niet helemaal bevredigend voelt en ik me best rot voelde bij het lezen van de laatste bladzijdes, is het wel passend en logisch. Moments after I’ve finished it is too soon to give a real opinion, but I needed to log on to rorothy that I feel as if I have been punched in the stomach and had the breath knocked out klomson me.


They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who nignt buried there. Then the book continues for a few pages where all characters act flippant about their recent choices.

By danderma January 8, One of the biggest things when reading a book to me is the title. As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

I grew up in London and then grew up again in Leeds when I went to u Hello, my name’s Dorothy Koomson and I’ll try to make this bit that’s all about me as moomson as possible.

Dorothy Koomson

In an isolated part of Australia, they dorotgy each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. I guess we should have thought that out a little better. For fifteen years a terrible crime lies unsolved, becoming one of the city’s darkest and most shameful secrets, until one bitter winter night another body is found, at another swimming pool, and the case is reopened.

In this book Koomson explores what jealously can do relationships, what effect surrogacy can have on the person carrying the baby and those around them, and how having a child in a coma can effect your whole world.

Then Nova decides to keep the baby and Stephanie tells Mal that he is no longer allowed to talk to Nova or the child.