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Goodnight Beautiful

by Dorothy Koomson

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?

About Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson wrote her first novel called There's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate when she was 13. She grew up in London and then in Leeds when she went to university. She eventually returned to London to study for her masters degree.  She took up various temping jobs and eventually got her big break writing, editing and subbing for various women's magazines and national papers. She continued to write short stories and novels every spare moment. In 2001  she had the idea for The Cupid Effect and her career as a published novelist began. She recently spent two years living in Sydney Australia, and is now back in England.


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