Marshmallows for Breakfast
By Dorothy Koomson
(Delta, Paperback, 9780385341332, 480pp.)
Publication Date: January 27, 2009
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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 Gadsborough. But against her better judgment Kendra soon finds herself drawn into her new landlord’s household: a young father in way over his head, a beautiful mother out the door, and six-year-old twins, Summer and Jaxon, with hearts full of hurt. Kendra has plenty of issues of her own, but this family seems to need her so desperately that she’s soon falling in love—with Summer’s constant chatter, Jaxon’s soulful eyes, and the sugar-laden Saturday breakfasts she invents. But when a secret from Kendra’s past resurfaces and the children are taken away by their mother, the only way to fix things is to confess to the terrible mistake she made many years ago—and the choice she makes now could break more than one person’s heart.
After two years living in Sydney, Australia, Dorothy Koomson is probably now living somewhere in the northern hemisphere (but you just never know with her). She is still a journalist as well as a novelist. Marshmallows for Breakfast is her fourth novel. Her third novel, My Best Friend’s Girl, is available in paperback from Bantam Discovery.
“A riveting read from start to finish…Incredibly moving and intelligently written.” —Woman, UK, “Book of the Week”
“A touching and engaging story of what happens when love demands that you open the Pandora’s box of the past.” —Good Housekeeping, UK
“Koomson keeps readers captivated with measured disclosures and the promise of renewal.”—Publishers Weekly