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Marshmallows for Breakfast
by Dorothy Koomson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Sunneschii of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 4/6/2008
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Tindelitinda): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Sunneschii from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, April 06, 2008

7 out of 10

When Kendra Tamale returns to England from Australia she rents a room from Kyle, a divorced father of two, and begins 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 ...


ETA: The book starts its travelling to Elhamisabel soon. 


Journal Entry 2 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Saturday, May 17, 2008

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Got it, arrived this now in the mail. :-)

Thanks!!! 


Journal Entry 3 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Friday, July 11, 2008

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I liked this book.
I wasn't very keen to read the flashback parts but all in all it was a good book. I think better than "My Best Friend's Girl". 


Journal Entry 4 by elhamisabel at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Sent to Into-the-Blue.  


Journal Entry 5 by wingInto-the-Bluewing at Stade, Niedersachsen Germany on Friday, November 19, 2010

7 out of 10

received with many thanks!!

Update:
I have read this in August 2011 for the "Down the Mount TBR challenge" on the German forum. The theme for August was "Something sweet". From the cover I thought it was some kind of chicklit but it turned out to be something quite serious. At first I could not really get into the story, it started like a crime story but then turned kind of boring. It did get much interesting further on though and in the end I couldn't stop reading. I found Kendra quite sympathic but did not like Kyle and his family too much in the beginning, which changed later on though. I did not like the ending about Kendra. Just can't understand her decision! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingInto-the-Bluewing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/17/2011 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany

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The book will travel to one of the winners of the "Agatha Christie European multi winner sweepstake". Congrats for being one of the winners. I hope you will enjoy the book. 


Journal Entry 7 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Received in the Multi-Winner sweepstake. Thank you Into-the-Blue - looks good! 


Journal Entry 8 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, September 22, 2012

5 out of 10

Exhibit C(i) in the Great Warnings Debate - proof that a sugary pink cover doesn't guarantee that the book is free of violence, rape, misogynistic slurs, etc. Although this does become apparent in the first few lines of the prologue, so one would be reasonably likely to work this out before buying. It's not like you're suddenly getting slapped round the face with it in chapter fifty-three, or whatever. And actually Koomson deals with the whole lot in a refreshingly sensible way, gives her heroine supportive friends, has no patience with apologists, etc.

Having got past the prologue, the main challenge was ploughing through the first few chapters, which were sunk in a quicksand of detailed and ineffective description. (If, for example, someone is snatching up a scarf to run out of the door in a panic, she won't stop to talk about how the scarf is stripy, will she?) This slowed the whole thing down, and it wasn't even funny over-description. Not a cerulean orb in sight. (There was a cerulean sky later in the book, though, so I wasn't too deprived.)

Overall, a sensitive look at a difficult issue, but could really have done with better editing. 


Journal Entry 9 by elstaplador at EU Birthday Sweepstake, Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/22/2012 UTC) at EU Birthday Sweepstake, Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to the winner of the EU Birthday Sweepstake. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 10 by bookwormess at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 28, 2012

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The book arrived today, thank you so much! From the cover it certainly looks something I might enjoy and reading the comments made it sound even more tempting. We'll see what I'll think about it. :)

Sorry, but now it has to go to my Mt. TBR, at least for a little while.  


Journal Entry 11 by bookwormess at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Doing some Spring cleaning and I think it's time to let go of huge amount of books that have been in my bookshelf for years. Books, that I have picked up many times but yet put them back. Books, that have moved houses quite many times. Books, that represent a genre I've grown out of past years.  


Journal Entry 12 by bookwormess at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Monday, May 29, 2017

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Released 3 mos ago (5/30/2017 UTC) at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland

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The book will travel to Tindelitinda. Hope you'll enjoy it!

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Journal Entry 13 by wingTindelitindawing at Raahe, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Norra Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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Thanks for the pile of books, and this one. The story sounds interesting, exciting and maybe romantic too.  


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