Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Release Day! The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain ~ My Thoughts #TheDreamDaughter #NetGalley

Happy Release Day!


Congratulations Diane
on the release today of
The Dream Daughter!

The Dream Daughter
by Diane Chamberlain

Print and ebook, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by St. Martin's Press

From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes an irresistible new novel.

When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before—and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back.

Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby's heart. Something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part.

And all for the love of her unborn child.

A rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

My thoughts about The Dream Daughter ~~ 

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"No one wanted to work with the man in the wheelchair. 'There's something strange about that guy,' one of my fellow students warned me in the hall outside the PT ward. 'If they try to assign you to him, say no.'"

The Dream Daughter is an amazing book that blew my mind! I hadn't read anything by Diane before but the synopsis of this one intrigued me. And once I started it, I couldn't put it down. 

This is a story with interesting, likable characters wrapped around a wonderfully woven story-line. I felt all the angst, emotions, and love that Caroline experienced. It's amazing what a mother will do, all because of the love she has for her child. 

I also loved the time travel aspect of this story. Time travel written about in books has always interested me, with The Time Traveler's Wife being one of my absolute favorites. This one is going right up there with that one. I'm definitely going to be reading more of Diane's books and I've added her to my list of must-read authors. 

I received a copy of The Dream Daughter from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

About the author

Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 26 novels published in more than twenty languages. Her most recent novel is The Dream Daughter. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue. Diane’s background in psychology has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create her realistic characters.

Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore. She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making North Carolina her home.

Diane received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents. All the while Diane was writing on the side. Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel.

Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole. She has three stepdaughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She’s currently at work on her next novel. ~ Goodreads

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  1. Sounds like an exciting read! So glad you enjoyed it.


    1. It really was so good. I'm excited to read more of her books.


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