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Arriscaria tudo por amor?
Nova Kumalisi faria qualquer coisa pelo seu melhor amigo. Ela deve-lhe a vida.
Por isso, quando ele lhe pede que seja mãe de substituição do seu filho e, apesar de saber que corre o risco de perder a amizade, Nova aceita.
Oito anos mais tarde, Nova está a criar o filho de Mal sozinha, porque a mulher dele mudou de ideias, escassos meses antes de a cr
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Published April 23rd 2009 by Porto Editora (first published February 4th 2008)
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Seven-year-old Leo lies in a hospital bed, comatose, after a seemingly minor accident followed by surgery. By his bedside, his mother Nova recalls the moments of their lives together. But once upon a time, long ago in her own childhood, she and her best friend Mal were like two sides of one coin. Their bond was strong and one that they thought would never be broken.

Through flashbacks, we see the journey of Nova and Mal, how they gradually forged separate lives in their adulthood, while still mai
Depressing, very very depressing. I think Koomson writes well, but her characters are all a bit overly damaged in my opinion and this book just seemed to be miserable for no real point. No-one was happily married, no-one had a happy family. Nothin nice happened to any of the characters ever. I was holding out for a bit of a happy ending but it didn't materialise. Koomson seems to have a thing for sllghtly f*cked up women on their own and there was no change here.
The ending was also quite frankly
Nov 23, 2014 Jasmine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I must confess that there is an extra air of excitement about this book for me. I didn’t have anything to do with it, I don’t know the author personally or anything, but I entered the drawing to win it from goodreads’ first reads and low and behold, I won a copy. Hopefully this isn’t the last book I win from that nifty little program.

I very often don’t write reviews as soon as I’ve finished a book, especially if it is an emotional read. There is apart of me that does not understand my feelings a

Nova Kumalisi e Malvolio - Mal para simplificar - foram criados juntos. O seu pai morreu quando ele ainda era jovem e a sua mãe sofre de um problema mental, pelo que desde cedo Nova e Mal se tornaram o apoio um do outro. Criavam uma unidade e sempre se amaram incondicionalmente, como só as crianças podem amar. No entanto, conforme foram crescendo, Mal e Nova apercebem-se que a grande amizade que mantêm é especial. Mais do que amizade, ambos se apaixonaram pelo outro, mas devido às circunstâncias
"Bons sonhos, meu amor" é simplesmente uma história que aborda um dos medos mais temíveis. . . O medo de perdermos um filho. . .

O fim do livro é uma doçura, assim como, todas as passagens em que a mãe recorda momentos passados com o filhote, em diferentes anos.
Ficamos a conhecer o pequeno em todas as suas diabruras que levavam a mãe a chatear-se e em todos os momentos que se ria com ele. As brincadeiras entre mãe e filho. . .
Temos presente o medo da mãe, de não mais voltar a poder ter momentos
I am not sure how to convey what I feel about this book. I have such mixed emotions. On one hand, I really enjoyed the story. We have 2 friends who's families have been close since they were little. In a long drawn out story you find out that Mal and Nova are inseperable. They have never been boyfriend and girlfriend but that is in part due to the fact that both of them thought neither was interested.

So when Mal finds Stephanie and wants Nova to meet her, Nova tries to be the best friend she ca
Jul 06, 2010 Abbey rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who watch soaps
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Moments after I've finished it is too soon to give a real opinion, but I needed to log on to say that I feel as if I have been punched in the stomach and had the breath knocked out of me. And it's good. I don't remember when I have ever cried at a book.


This book was really good. I don't have a more descriptive word than "good", unfortunately. I still don't really know what it did to me other than that it made me feel. The three main characters (Nova, Mal, and Steph) were al
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Depois de A Filha da Minha Melhor Amiga e Pedaços de Ternura, eis o terceiro livro desta autora publicado em Portugal. Só li o segundo e, como tinha gostado bastante, foi com alguma curiosidade que parti para esta leitura.

O livro segue a história de Nova e Mal, dois amigos de infância, cuja amizade é posta à prova quando Mal e a esposa, Stephanie, pedem a Nova que seja mãe de substituição do filho que ambos querem mas não podem ter. No início do livro, 8 anos depois desse acontecimento, encontra
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Nova and Mal have been best friends since, well, forever really. They grew up together and Nova thought they’d end up together as well.

But when Mal met Stephanie, he fell in love and married her. The couple have a big favour to ask Nova – will she have a baby for them? Nova agrees but when the couple suddenly decide they don’t want their baby anymore, Nova is left feeling frightened, alone and unsure she can be a single mother.

Flicking from the past to the present day, Nova’s son’s life hangs in
I would give this book 2 1/2 stars if half stars were allowed on Goodreads. The story was good but I hated all of the characters. Every one of them (except the child) made horrible decisions that made me angry. I had a hard time caring what happened to them because they were not very nice people.

I also really struggled keeping the speakers/narrators straight. They changed randomly...sometimes by chapter...sometimes by page with no change of font or anything to let the reader know. I often read p
I liked the book, but felt it was slow moving.It took me awhile to get the minor characters straight. From the title to the story, the plot was twisted. What I expected from the book wasn't what how the story developed. 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. I do believe there is something about childhood friends that no one can "put asunder".....and that is certainly true in this story of Nova an ...more
I would never have read this book if it hadn't been chosen by my book group. My worst fears were confirmed.
This book made me so sad....

The obvious reason was Leo, which did make me sad - more than sad actually, i cried my eyes out! but i was sad mainly because the characters didnt get to live the life they were supposed to, i was sad and frustrated all the way through. I did lots of sighing and shaking my head......
What i like most about Dorothy Koomson books are the characters she creates. They're always deep and flawed and believable which means i can empathise and really care about them.
I loved t
I won Goodnight Beautiful on Goodeads and I must say it was a tear jerker. I found it a bit hard at first to keep track of the characters, but once I got further into the book I didn't have to to give it a second thought.

Koomson's idea of choosing a friend as a surrogate mother was at first one that I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to understand, or even imagine what that would be like. However Koomson's attention to detail made it easy to feel what the characters were feeling and to put
Amazing. Heartbreaking. Talk about the road not taken, the could-shoulda-woulda moments in life where if only one of them had spoken up, been would have been so different. I ached for all the heartbreak Mal and Nova went through. I finished this book in one day. Forget folding the laundry or sweeping the kitchen floor. I have a book to finish! The story gripped me from the first page and didn't let go until the end.

I found the heroine too much of a goody two shoes. Some of the thi
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Rating: 4 1/2 to 5 stars out of 5


I'm kind of writing this review off of the top of my head so, I apologize if it tends to ramble. However, I wanted to get all of my feelings out for it. Okay, how I feel about this book? It was so good. Very, very good.

Something that I've noticed with the author, in the two books I've read by her, as far as picking a "good guy" or a "bad guy", it can be something very hard to do. Like when I read a Mystery novel, I know that there's a bad guy, and the e
Bons Sonhos, Meu Amor é mais um grande livro de Dorothy Koomson.

Tal como nos outros livros,- pelo menos os que já li- aborda temas difíceis. Neste caso em particular aborda o amor entre melhores amigos, as consequências de não se admitir que se amam, os impacto devastador que uma mentira aparente inocente pode ter na vida de várias pessoas e os efeitos que uma doença grave quando se é apenas uma criança pode ter na família.

É efectivamente um livro rico em lições de vida e em emoções intensas que
Mónica Silva
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Esta é uma estória de amor, mais do que o amor romântico e cor-de-rosa, de um amor feito de altos e baixos, de encontros e desencontros, com uma intensidade que para sempre abalará as vidas de Mal e Nova. Esta é uma estória triste, repleta de drama, com personagens credíveis e fascinantes.

Alternando entre o passado e o presente, o leitor adquire diferentes perspetivas acerca do que aconteceu para destruir a relação de Mal e Nova. Rapidament
I never cry when reading a book so this was a first one.
Plot summary: Nova (the main character) agreed to be a surrogate mother for her best friend/love(Mal). But as things progress to the finall stages during pregnancy she gets abandoned by the couple. Now eight years later her son Leo is ina coma and even though the doctors are not saying anything yet. Nova knows that he might not have much left so she has to make a choice whetever she wants Leo to atleast meet his father for the last time or
Maria M. Elmvang
If you want to try out Dorothy Koomson get hold of "My Best Friend's Girl" instead and give this one a pass. It's not that it's bad, it just doesn't live up to the expectations set by MBFG.

I think it's my lot to read depressing novels at the moment. Where "My Best Friend's Girl" was what we in Danish call life-confirming and positive, this one made for very difficult and sad reading. I liked the depths of it, but it frustrated me in that so much of the heart-ache could have been avoided if the c
Rachel Penso
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

My favorite thing about this book was the characters. Although, the story was magnificent also. It was about two best friends who grew up together, Mal and Nova. When Mal and his wife are unable to have children, they ask Nova to be a surrogate mother for them. She agrees, reluctantly, but is suddenly left to raise the child on her own when Mal's wife discovers a text message he sent to Nova, "Goodnight, Beautiful." She goes through the
Most of my problem with this book was in my status updates: I wasn't sure until a few paragraphs in who was talking and what time period it was. The "parts" didn't make sense and one page chapters just seemed silly. This is not my kind of book but I like to read outside the box sometimes. I disliked it but not because I thought it was bad, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I don't like feeling dumb and having to re-read because I'm lost as to who's talking and such. I bought it as a used book and if ...more
April Hochstrasser
I got so lost in the chapter changes, not knowing who was talking that it was very annoying. A woman decides to be a surrogate for her best friend, (male) and his wife. Meanwhile the wife becomes jealous of the relationship between the surrogate and her husband and so changes her mind. She won't allow her husband to associate with the now pregnant woman, who decides to have the baby. Well, the child goes into a coma and the rest is the very tail-end of the story....I didn't get out 5 handerchief ...more
This book was mind blowing! It was a little hard to understand in the beginning because some of the chapters are told from the perspective of different characters, but once I was absorbed into the book I didn't notice. This book is a tear jerker and I was bawling by the end of the book, so make sure you have tissues handy. Ms.Koomson is fast becoming an author I must read. Why I never read any of her books before is something I look to correct asap. Her characters are so flawed they're perfect. ...more
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Hello, my name's Dorothy Koomson and I'll try to make this bit that's all about me as interesting as possible.
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
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