Goodnight, Beautiful

by Dorothy Koomson

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Goodnight, Beautiful

My Best Friend’s Girl was a Richard and Judy Book Club title, this is in similar vein, a challenging subject about surrogacy, love and true friendship, beautifully handled, moving and powerful.


Comparison: Jane Fallon, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Elizabeth Berg.

Sarah Broadhurst

Goodnight, Beautiful Synopsis

Nova Kumalisi would do anything for her closest friend, Mal Wacken. She owes him her life. So, when he asked her to be the surrogate mother for him and his wife, in spite of her fears about how it would alter their friendship, Nova agreed.

Eight years later, Nova is bringing up their son alone, and she and Mal don't speak. Months into the pregnancy, Mal's wife changed her mind about the surrogacy agreement. Already suspicious of how close Nova and Mal were, Stephanie realised her strained marriage was in serious trouble when she found a text from her husband to Nova, saying, 'Goodnight, Beautiful'. She asked Mal to cut all ties with his closest friend and unborn child.

Now, seven-year-old Leo is critically ill and Nova, despite her anger and hurt, wants Mal to have the chance to know his son before it’s too late. Will it take a tragedy to remind them how much they mean to each other?

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ISBN: 9780751539813
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751539813
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is the author of twelve novels including That Girl From Nowhere, The Chocolate Run, The Woman He Loved Before, The Ice Cream Girls and My Best Friend’s Girl. While writing The Friend she took up, in the name of research, knitting and cocktail mixing – two things that are oddly compatible. Give it a try!

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