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October 17, 2018

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

To my Daughter,
You don't know me yet.  You don't know how long I've wanted you and longed for you.  You may never know me.  I don't know if I can find my way back to you.  And if I do, I might be nothing but a stranger to you.  But there's one thing that will never change.  I will always be,
Your Mother

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The Dream Daughter
Oct 2018; St. Martin's Press; 978-1250087300
audio, ebook, print (384 pages)
women's fiction
When I read the blurb for this book and saw that it was about time travel, I was a bit reluctant to read it but since it was an author that I love, I decided to give it a chance. Once I started reading it I quickly realized that it was as fantastic as other Diane Chamberlain books, I was hooked. This is one of Diane's best books ever.

When Caroline finds out that her unborn daughter has a heart defect that will be fatal in 1970, she is devastated. Her husband has just died in Vietnam and this baby is all she has left of him. Her brother in law admits to her that he is a time traveler from 2001 and that there is surgery being performed in the future that can save her baby. After initial disbelief, Caroline decides that she will do anything to save her baby and travels back to 2001. This is all I am going to say about the plot because I don't want to ruin anything. What I will say is that the plot is exquisitely done and doesn't have a false note in it. This book kept me reading late into the night because I had to find out what would happen to everyone.

The characters in THE DREAM DAUGHTER are so well written that the reader feels the fear and determination that Caroline has about saving her baby. Also, the research that was done about the music and the clothes during all time periods made this novel even more believable. I was around back in the 70s and her descriptions of this time period were spot on.

Every time I read a new book by Diane Chamberlain, it becomes my favorite book by her. I think this one is going to keep that distinction as a favorite book by her for a long long time.

I am going to one of Diane Chamberlain's author event and am really looking forward to learning more about the process that she used to write this book.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.


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