#BookReview – THE DREAM DAUGHTER by Diane Chamberlain

The Dream DaughterThe Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

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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 Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I used to read a lot of Diane Chamberlain books until I had read them all so it is some time since I last read one. I was, therefore, looking forward to reading this one.

However, I was surprised to find this book was different. Time travel is not really my thing I don’t think it can (or should) be done but I expected this to be different so I settled down and got reading.

After losing her husband Cassie finds out she is pregnant. Clinging on to her last link with Joe she is then dealt a massive blow when she is told her baby has a major heart defect and her choices are to continue with the pregnancy with no chance of a live baby or terminate now. Devastated doesn’t begin to cut it but then she receives a lifeline – she can go into the future to 2001, have embryonic surgery then bring her healthy baby back to 1970.

What follows is a twisty turny story full to the brim with suspense. Is time travel even possible? Can her baby actually survive? How will she cope alone in a different time and different world?

To find the answers you will need to read it.

It was an interesting, thought provoking read but a bit far-fetched and unbelievable for me and I have to confess to being very disappointed that having found time to read a book by a favourite author it turned out to be so different from her usual stories.

3.5 stars

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