Now and then you come across a book that will take your breath away.
For me, THE DREAM DAUGHTER is
a book like that. I had never read anything by Diane Chamberlain before
so I didn't know what to expect. All I knew was that the blurb intrigued
me. I never expected to find myself so taken with the book that I still
feel a bit giddy when I think about it several days after I finished the
It's the 1970s and Caroline Sears has lost her husband in the Vietnam
war. She never got the chance to tell him that she was pregnant. She is
now dealt a double blow when she finds out that her unborn daughter
has a heart defect and that she will not survive for long after being
born. When her brother-in-law Hunter comes to her with an outlandish
suggestion, she doesn't believe him. Not at first. Hunter has always
been an enigma. He came into their lives, a man without a family and
with a past shrouded in secrets, and his idea of saving Caroline's
unborn daughter is too fantastic to be true...
I've have been deliberately vague when it comes to discussing the plot
of this book. I just feel this is a book you need to experience without
knowing too much about the plot. It's a story that is so fabulous, so
heartbreaking so incredibly good that I sometimes both wanted and
dreaded to continue reading the book. Especially towards the end when
Chamberlain decided to break my heart over and over again. The
writing is fabulous and I came to really love Caroline, her sister Patti,
Hunter, and the rest of the characters in the book.
I never thought I would love this book as much as I did. I'm so glad that
I got the chance to read this book and I will, without a doubt, read more
books by Diane Chamberlain. If you get the chance to read THE DREAM DAUGHTER, take it!
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
And all for the love of her unborn
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.