The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain–Review

Screenshot_2018-08-19-18-58-30-1.jpegSummary: New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother’s journey to save her child.

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly’s part.

And all for the love of her unborn child.

The Dream Daughter is 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.

Review: 4 1/2 stars

This is a novel that will capture you and have you yelling out loud at its characters. This is a book you will want other people to read so you can talk about it. This would be perfect for a book club pick or for anyone who wants a good book. This is one that will stick with you no matter who you are.

I did not know that this book was about time travel when I got it. I received a paperback arc with very little by way of a blurb. I typically don’t read about time travel, but this was fantastic. The writing captured my heart and the characters made me feel invested. Diane Chamberlain is a popular author for a reason, her storytelling skills quite phenomenal.

The plot was really cool, but what really drew me in was the characters. The best novels always have amazing characters that keep me reading. I understood Carly’s motives and found myself rooting for her along her journey. When things didn’t go to right I was crushed and when she made decisions I didn’t agree with I wanted to shake her. I want to tell everybody to read this book because it really grabs you. I can only hope that they will make this into a movie because it deserves as much attention as The Time Traveler’s Wife.

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