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The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain Book Review

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain Book Review Goodreads

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain Book Review

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Publication Date October 2, 2018

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.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain Book Review

The best advice I can give you with this book is just to read it. My friend Jamie suggested to go in blind & I am so glad I did. The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain is a historical fiction (thriller) with a time travel element. I know, I know time travel. I wasn’t sure about it either, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Diane Chamberlain.

Get Ready for a Book Hangover

After reading The Stolen Marriage last year, I did not read another book for at least 6 weeks. Diane’s writing is so stellar the book hangover is STRONG. She’s able to paint these characters that we KNOW. Her writing is atmospheric, clear & deep & so enjoyable. She’s amazing.

What’s This About Time Travel?

If the time travel element deters you, give it a chance! The Dream Daughter does jump from the past to the present in a way that is so creative & new to me that I quite enjoyed it. Although I was initially worried the time travel element may be confusing, the story is easy enough to follow. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you!

Because the main character is able to jump from the past to the present, it helps build tension. Another cool thing is Diane is able to introduce us to more characters both from the past & the present. I love it. Her writing style is so well suited for this creative way of storytelling.


I am Really Into This book! The Dream Daughter is a magical book about love, family & you guessed it, TIME. I’m a total Diane Chamberlain fangirl.

Special thanks to Diane ChamberlainSt. Martin’s Press & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 24 novels published in more than twenty languages. 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.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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