#BookReview: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain @StMartinsPress @D_Chamberlain #6bookbestiesdreamdaughter #HistoricalFiction

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My Review:

This story surprised me in many ways.  It was much more emotional than I was expecting and the unique blend of genres kept me satisfied with so many tense moments woven in (yes, edge of your seat moments)!

I enjoyed the author’s writing style and how she kept me invested in the story line. I related to the mother, Caroline (Carly) and could feel the love she had for her unborn child.  She is devastated when she learns her child has a heart defect and at the time (1970), no fetal procedures existed. But wait! Hunter, her brother in law, has a proposal that will challenge everything she believes in! Go Carly Go!! I was cheering her on until the end.

Hunter is a physicist and has a hidden past that rocks Carly’s world in more ways than one! He tells her that he knows a way to save her unborn child, but it will require her to put everything she believes on hold and just trust him. My heart was with Carly as she made decisions and took chances that had me literally holding my breath. By the way, never leave home without your chronometer. At least if you are on a trip of a lifetime. I wasn’t expecting all the surprises this story had and it was hard to put down. Although I was able to predict the ending, the ride was well worth the trip!


Book Description:

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.


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  1. Lovely review!!! I really liked how you wrote yours. I was cheering on Carly too! And every decision seemed so hard to me, but they were easy for Carly. They were made out of love every time! And yes, I need to get one of those chronometers just in case!!! 💕

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