Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Happy Pub Day to one of my favorite books of the year! Guys, this one is SO GOOD. Go get it now please! You will not be disappointed!!

Amazing. Incredibly clever and unique. A riveting story that is equally exciting and heartwarming. This is one of the most creative time-travel books I’ve ever read – it’s not sci-fi, it’s not fantasy, it just seems SO REAL. It makes you believe crossing time is a possibility in the future. Or maybe it already is 🙂 Hands down – a new favorite for 2018!

Carly Sears is struggling with incredible heartbreak. She’s just found out her baby has a very serious heart condition and will not live. Fresh from the the loss of her husband in the Vietnam war, this baby is all she has left of Joe. She refuses to believe this baby won’t survive. It’s the only piece of Joe she has left.

Her brother-in-law Hunter, a physicist, believes there is something she can do to save her baby. It’s ludicrous – a ridiculous suggestion that is downright insane! And definitely NOT even possible. Or is it? Does Carly have the courage to go through with this crazy idea that Hunter has? Will she do anything to save her unborn child, even if it defies everything she knows and believes in?

I’m in awe of this novel. I adored every single character. The spanning of decades seamlessly jumps from one to another, with a bit of wonder and novelty at the heart of the story, it’s fascinating and so fun to watch unfold. And you root for Carly the entire time, and desperately hope she can save her child. I was entranced from the very beginning and in tears by the last page – this story is incredible and I loved every minute of it!

Do not pass this one by. A must read.

Get it now on Amazon here —>  The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain


  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (October 2, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781250087300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250087300


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From Goodreads:

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.

About Diane:

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the international bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Dream Daughter, Necessary Lies, and The Silent Sister. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie.


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