My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

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How far would you go for the best friend who broke your heart? This internationally bestselling novel tells an enchanting tale of life’s most unpredictable loves and heartaches, and the unforgettable bond between a single woman and an extraordinary five-year-old girl. From the moment they met in college, best friends Adele Brannon and Kamryn Matika thought nothing could come between them—until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn’s fiancé, Nate. Now, after years of silence, the two women are reuniting, and Adele has a stunning request for her old friend: she wants Kamryn to adopt her five-year-old daughter, Tegan.

Besides the difference in skin color—many will assume that headstrong, impulsive Kamryn is Tegan’s nanny—there’s the inconvenient truth that Kamryn is wholly unprepared to take care of anyone, especially someone who reminds her so much of Nate. With crises brewing at work and her love life in shambles, can Kamryn somehow become the mother a little girl needs her to be?

In My Best Friend’s Girl, Dorothy Koomson takes us on a warm and wondrous journey through laughter and tears, forgiveness and hope—and the enduring love forged by the unlikeliest of families.


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About Dorothy Koomson

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Dorothy has two degrees, is a journalist and has written for numerous women's magazines and newspapers, including the Guardian, New Woman and Cosmo. Her first novel for Sphere, My Best Friend's Girl, was picked as a Richard & Judy Summer Read.
 
Published March 25, 2008 by Bantam Discovery. 480 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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British author Koomson's U.S. debut, a U.K. bestseller, about a woman who reluctantly adopts her one-time best friend's child.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of My Best Friend's Girl

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One of the good things in the book is that Kamryn comes to a better understanding of why these things happened and ultimately feels able to forgive them both even though it is too late to tell Adele.

Jul 22 2011 | Read Full Review of My Best Friend's Girl

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