Marshmallows for Breakfast
Dorothy Koomson captivated readers with her international bestseller My Best Friend’s Girl. Now she dazzles us once again with a tale of love, friendship, and families—the choices that shatter them, the hope that saves them, and the little moments that happen in between.
Kendra Tamale is looking for a fresh start and a simple life when she rents a room from Kyle Gadsboroug...more
They were so whiny and just emotionally inept and couldn't handle almost anything.
I felt the author really missed the mark with this one. Good story concept, but bad characters. I won't even say bad
characters so much as they were just unrealistic in how they handled their emotional lives.
Kendra Tamale regressa a Inglaterra, o seu país natal, vinda da Austrália, fugindo mais uma vez da nuvem negra que tem pairado sobre a sua vida. No seu regresso, aluga uma casa a um recém-separado que tem a seu cargo um par de gémeos muito especial, Summer e Jaxon, ambos com seis anos de idade. E é aqui que Kendra, que tenta ao máximo resguardar-se do envolvimento sentimental devido a tr...more
Kendra Tamale has moved back from Australia ready to once again re-start her life. We're not really told an awful lot about why she has come back- in fact, even though we know that Kendra has a lot of secrets, the story doesn't fully unfold until the end of the book. I...more
I can't believe how long it took me to read this. It was about the time frame I imagine normal people read a novel. It was good enough to keep going but not good enough to keep me from doing other things. I found the ending to be very unsatisfying, especially after how detailed the whole book was. And it went from being a three to a two star...more
Kendra is a character you can easily warm to as she's certainly had a tough life, and I did care about the other characters, even the children's alcoholic mother.
As writers we are told that a character should learn something a...more
I've read this one right after finishing My Best Friend's Girl and at first, the similarities were a bit much: abandoned kid(s) who attach themselves to a total stranger and change her life forever, heroine with huge problems of self-confidence, gorgeous man in the background.
But the more I was reading, the more different I realize...more
Dorothy Koomson desde muito cedo se mostrou uma apaixonada pelas letras, tendo escrito o seu primeiro romance com 13 anos, “There’s a thin line between love and hate”. Contendo uma licenciatura em Psicologia e Jornalismo, pela Universidade de Leeds, a escritora inglesa lança a sua primeira obra em 2003, “O Amor está no Ar”.
“Pedaços de Ternura” é a quarta obra desta escritora, que se tornou uma das mais adoradas das leitoras portuguesas, tendo sido lançada inicialmente em 2007. Kendra Tama...more
Well, you know that's not how things are going to go, right? Trying to hide out, after the mess she left behind in Australia, Kendra's settling down in the English village of Kent is sure to provide her with the respite she needs. Right? Wrong.
Almost immediately, she is thrust into the daily life of the single father and his adorable, yet feisty, six-year-old...more
Kendra Tamale é uma jovem de trinta e três anos que tem uma história emocionante para nos contar. A sua vida nem sempre tem sido repleta de alegrias e ela tem um segredo que insiste em esconder de toda a gente e a que atormenta todos os dias da sua vida... Após ter saído da faculdade em Leeds e ter ganho algum dinheiro com o seu primeiro emprego em recrutamento de trabalhadores temporários, Kendra decide mudar-se para a Austrália. Aí, encontra o amor da...more
The novel was brilliant and completely amazing. Not as good as the Cupid Effect (nothing tops that one) but defenetly very close to it.
I can't tell much because that would spoil pretty much the whole story. It starts out with these blurry memories which makes us understand nothing. Only that som...more
Kyle, tatínek dvojčat, právě prochází manželskou krizí. S manželkou žijí odloučeně. Oba k tomu mají své důvody, které jsou opravdu závažné.
I Kendra má své důvody, proč se vrátila zpátk...more
from single Dad Kyle, who has 2 twin children, summer and Jaxon, they
make friends with Kendra, and she gives them Marshmallows for Breakfast
on a Saturday.
Kendra is very nervous and keeps her distance, although she does help
out with the Children as Kyle is finding things hard his Wife. But why
won’t Kendra say why she came back from Australia. She is hiding
secrets but why? What happens when a blast from the past returns wil...more
Kendra Tamale returns to Britain from Australia following a failed affair. She goes back to work for an old friend. Life should become much simpler for her now, but it wouldn't make much of a story if that were the case.
Of course there are many complications, and her awful history catches up with her. There are quite a few imaginative twists and turns along the way, which keep the reader interested. There are also plenty of amusing parts to stumble across.
For me there was on...more
Lovely idea but seems to lack a little something.
The past does come back to haunt the main character but for some reason, I had little compassion for her. I didn't dislike the character but she had an attitude that I didn't like at times. The plot of a past secret was indicated about a third of the way through the book which made things a little predictable from th...more
What makes me love this book is that nobody in this book is perfect , even the main character Kendra. She may have the kindness heart and kick a*** attitude but there are times when she was vulnerable too.
I did not like the ending as it felt imperfect but It's the imperfection in the book that makes it perfect. Confused? Well, you just gotta read it to understand what I mean
Reviewed at Mama Kucing Books : Marshmallows for Breakfa...more
I really enjoyed reading this book.
It had moments of real sadness.
I was also, as a mother, very impressed by Kendra's ingenuity when dealing with the children and their needs.
Komson paints such vivid images while writing this book, that even though it has been at least a year since I read this book, I can still envision certain images clearly. Such as, when Kendra first "meets" the children.
These charachters are all flawed, however, they are all likable and I found m...more
But after I get over that, it is such a warm story. I enjoyed the relationship between everyone. I loved the twins and how they both struggled with the divorce. I love the relationship with the twins including the special Saturday breakfast. It just filled me with love. :)
So yes. Non fiction. I might have to get into that. They...more
A história é narrada na primeira pessoa por Kendra, apesar de aqui e ali ser narrada por outras personagens, sendo esses momentos recordações delas próprias. O que acontece frequentemente. A história das personagens não é conhecida...more
What I will say is this… I am a big fan of Koomson’s...more
I wrote my first novel called There's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate when I was 13. I used to write a chapter every night then pass it around to my fellow convent school pupils every morning, and they seemed to love it.
I grew up in London and then grew up again in Leeds when I went to u...more