Marshmallows for Breakfast - Dorothy Koomson Reviews
Description:ISBN 075153708X / Author: Dorothy Koomson / Genre: Fiction / When Kendra Tamale returns to UK from Australia she rents a room from Kyle, ... more
Marshmallows for Breakfast - Dorothy Koomson ... a divorced father of two, and begins a new life and a new job. She's looking forward to a fresh start and simple life. Kyle's five-year-old twins, Summer and Jaxon, have other ideas and quickly adopt Kendra as their new mother - mainly because she lets them eat marshmallows for breakfast. Kendra eventually becomes a part of their lives, even though she's hiding a painful secret that makes her keep everyone - especially children - at arm's length. Then Kendra bumps into the man who shares her awful secret, and things fall apart: she can't sleep, she can't eat, she's suspended from work, and the kids are taken away by their mother. The only way to fix things is to confess to the terrible mistake she made all those years ago. But that's something she swore never to do.
Newest Review: ... by the title. In the novel, Kendra makes a sudden decision to return to the UK from Australia where she'd been living for ... more
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by - written on 23/03/08, updated on 31/08/11 (Very useful, 149 readings)
Marshmallows for Breakfast is the second book I have read by Dorothy Koomson. Earlier this year I read her novel 'My Best Friend's Girl' which I absolutely adored so I was very keen to read this one and it did not disappoint! It is the sort of book which should appeal to you if you like reading about people and relationships but it is definitely not 'chick lit'! The main character in the book is Kendra. Things have happened in her past which still have a serious impact on her life and she seems to spend a lot of her life running away rather than confronting her problems. At the start of the book, she is newly arrived in Britain from Australia ready to start a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/08/10 (Very useful, 67 readings)
- - PLOT - - Kendra or Kendie as we know her as soon into the story, has arrived back in the UK from Australia with a big secret. One that she has no wish to share with anyone, even her best friend and boss Gabrielle. She moves into a small flat in the garden of a house owned by a quiet, separated father of two named Kyle. All Kendra wants is a small bit of peace and quiet to call her own, and on first inspection it seems that is exactly what she has found in the suburbs of London. But all that peace is about to be shattered when two whirlwinds by the name of Jackson and Summer enter Kendra's life. They are the six year old twins ... Read the complete review
by wakefieldlea - written on 15/12/09
After reading another of Dorothy Koomson's novels "My Best Friend's Girl" - a book which I very much enjoyed after it MADE me want to read more, even after crying when reading it! - I decided to try Koomson's new offering.....''Marshmallows for Breakfast''. '''What's the Story?''' The premise featured on the back of the book offers me hints of an undisclosed secret/scandal that ruins somebody's life in a very dramatic way - it hints of some kind of child abuse, it sounded very interesting and something I wanted to read. '''Characters''' The story centres on Kendra Tamale, a lady who has recently returned to England from Australia, the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/05/09 (Very useful, 18 readings)
If I hadn't of accepted this book from somebody I know, it would probably be sat on the shelf of a local charity shop right now. I'm not saying that it's a terribly boring book but it wouldn't be one that would draw my attention. I haven't read any of Dorothy Koomsons books before and I'm not entirely convinced that this one will make me decide to either. Marshmallows for Breakfast is largely surrounding the main character, Kendra, who seems to have a problem with staying where she is. There is something in her pass which she insists on running away from and won't open up to anybody about it and so on moving to Britain from Australia, she envows to start a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/10/08 (Very useful, 46 readings)
PLOT Kendra Tamale returns to the UK from Australia, clearly running from something that has happened to her. She is now hoping for a peaceful life so has rented a flat in the grounds of a house, and doesn't intend to see much of her landlord. However the book starts with her landlords twin children walking in on her while she's in the shower so she knows her life isn't going to be as simple as she'd hoped! She soon meets their father Kyle, who has recently split from the twin's mother and is struggling to cope. When the twins later call on Kendra to tell her that they"can't wake daddy" and Kendra finds him in a drunken stupour, she becomes embroiled in ... Read the complete review
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