The Dream Daughter
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 appear ...more
I have been reading Diane Chamberlain’s books for many years and I am always excited when a new book is going to be released. Needless to say, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read an early copy of “ The Dream Daughter ”.
I think that the blurb for this book is very well written. It doesn’t give all the good stuff away, and I promise I won’t either. I didn’t know very much going into this novel and I’m gl ...more
The year is 1970 and Caroline Sears baby has a heart defect and the baby needs surgery, and really does not have a chance. The only chance for her baby is to time travel to the time period that they have this surgery.
To save the baby, she would need to have feral surgery or it wouldn't have a chance to live. Carly's brother in law is a physicist and he knows how to time travel. Carly asks Hunter, How do you time travel and travel to the future? Hunter has it all figured out. Hunter tel ...more
I read the entire book ‘this’ afternoon in one sitting.....comfort -reading - dream world!!!!!
Since this book does not come out until Oct. 2018...
I’ll write a review closer to the publishing date.
But for now .... let me just say... sometimes a book like this is the PERFECT BOOK DATE!!!
I melted into Diane Chamberlain’s storytelling
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The prologue begins in April, 1965, Chapel Hi ...more
The Dream Daughter grabbed me from the onset. I was never bored with the story - the twists just kept coming right along with the heartache. Despite its sci-fi elements this story was so relatable for me as a mother. At its core/heart this is a story of the overwhelming power of a mother's love.
It's 1970 and Carly learns her unborn child has a fatal heart defect for which there is no treatment. Faced with this devastating news ...more
I was so very wary about coming into this one because: time travel. It’s not my jam. But Diane Chamberlain just flipped the script on my skeptical behind and blew this out of the water.
In a nutshell, this is a story of a mother’s unconditional, unrelenting love and how she will do anything and everything for her daughter. As a mother myself, I found this to be so beautifully relatable and understood this feel ...more
HUGE fan of time travel here, but even if you're not, know that Diane Chamberlain's upcoming new novel delivers just the right mix of present day and historical content with....NO awkward bouncing around.
It all begins in 1965 Chapel Hill, North Carolina when a lightbulb goes off in the head of a silent and mysterious man in rehab.
With no wasted words, the storyline develops....and quickly intensifies....with tough decisions to be made based on th...more
WOW! WOW! WOW! This was simply book perfection! It already has a spot on my “Fave“ shelf! As well as a spot in my heart! The thing I am most proud of in my life is being a mom; and the three people I love the most in my life are my three amazing children! And even though they are pretty much all grown up now I would do anything to protect any of them! So of course I could not help but put myself in Carly‘s position in this ...more
Wow! I absolutely love DIANE CHAMBERLAIN and this book was phenomenal, one of my top books of the year.
THE DREAM DAUGHTER by DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is an irresistible, powerful and deeply moving story that immediately captured my attention and my heart. It had me in tears so many times over the course of reading this emotionally captivating story and in the end, it left me with feelings of such warmth in my heart.
I am so glad that I go into my books tota ...more
The book got off to a bit of a slow start for me, but around 40% or so I was totally hooked. Carly’s mysterious brother-in-law ...more
I’m not a usual fan of time travel with a few exceptions but this was so much more! I’ve never read a book by Ms. Chamberlain but I certainly will be adding her books to my TBR list. This book is really about a mother and the choices she will make to ensure that her baby will survive first of all and also to have a healthy and happy life.
The book’s prologue starts in 1965 when Caroline Grant, a PT, meets Hunter Poole in a hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (a place I have ...more
Huge Diane Chamberlain fan checking in! The Dream Daughter is easily vying for top spot in my favorite reads from her.
In the opening scene, Carly, a physical therapist, is introduced to Hunter, a mysterious psychiatric patient doctors think was injured during an attempted suicide. Flash forward several years, and Hunter is married to Carly’s sister, Patti.
In that same time period (the early 1970s), Carly finds out that her unborn baby has a heart d ...more
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About the Book
In 1965 Hunt ...more
I enjoyed the author's writing style and how she kept me invested in the story line. I related to the mother, Caroline (Carly) and could feel the love she had for her unborn child. She is devastated when she learns her child has a heart defect and at the time (1970), no fetal procedures existe ...more
What would you do to save your child?
That really is the question in this book. Caroline Sears receives word that her unborn baby has a fatal heart defect. She is devastated, she has lost so much already. Her husband has gone missing and is presumed dead in Vietnam. Then one day her brother-in-law, Hunter comes to Caroline/Carly with some startling news. He believes there is a way that her unborn baby can be saved. She needs to suspend some disbelief. The reader needs to suspend some dis ...more
I had no idea what this was about. I just decided to try it. It’s best not to read too many reviews. You do not need to love sci-fi to enjoy this one. A little suspension of disbelief and you’re golden!
I listened to the audio version. It’s fabulous! ...more
”As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade”
--Lullaby,Dixie Chicks, Songwriters: Dan Wilson / Emily Robison / Martie Maguire / Natalie Maines
I think I might be the only one who has never read a Diane Chamberlain book before, but after reading a few goodreads friends reviews, I knew this was one I wanted to read. I was inundated with other books when I did re ...more
A frenetic, heart wrenching, but captivating story of strength, hope, and love-
Caroline ‘Carly’ Sears is newly widowed and expecting her first child. If this weren’t stressful enough, her doctors believe her unborn child may have a fatal heart defect. With her sister and brother-in-law by her side, Carly may need to accept the reality that her child will die soon after she is born.
Hunter, a physicist, h ...more
Carly has been dealt two blows within a short time-frame. The year is 1970, and she has just been informed that her husband has been killed in Vietnam. The child she is carrying has been diagnosed with a heart defect and will either die before or shortly after its birth. This child is her only remaining connection to the man she dearly loved and she will go to any lengths to save its life - including tr ...more
When I began reading this I have to be honest that I said to my daughter, I’m not sure about this storyline. If I didn’t know better I would think I’m reading a different authors work.
But low and behold all of a sudden this took hold of me and I literally couldn’t put the book downl I was totally in awe of this author taking a path that s ...more
It’s 1970 and Caroline (Carly) is 24 weeks pregnant when she has an ultra sound revealing her baby has a heart defect. He husband Joe has been killed in the war in Vietnam and this baby is all that is keeping her from falling apart.
Carly’s brother-in-law Hunter, has a proposition; something that could be her baby’s only chance of survival. Something that is completely alien to everything Carly knows but she will do anything to save their baby. It is all s ...more
The Dream Daughter blends the unrealistic dream of time traveling with the story of a mother’s love, ho ...more
Truth be told, I didn't find myself drawn into the first few pages of this novel. The Dream Daughter has Diane Chamberlain handing over a heavy-ladened sandwich on a bendable paper plate. After the first bite, you begin asking yourself what, indeed, is in this hard-to-describe secret sauce that keeps you salivating for the next bite?
This, dear readers, is not my usual fare. I'm not drawn to the likes of time travel, although it does intrigue me. What makes all the d ...more
Absolutely brilliant and stunning novel by Diane Chamberlain!
Diane has such a powerful way with words... my goodness did I melt with her power of storytelling!
This crushed me!! In such a good way... took my breathe away!! I honestly am having a difficult time writing this review.. because this book was everything. I don't think a review can do this book the justice it truly deserves.
Let me tell you this.. it was raw, real, emotional, powerful, and crushi ...more
It’s 1970 and Carly has just lost her husband in Vietnam. She discovers that she’s pregnant, and now she’s told by her doctor that they believe the baby has a heart condition. Her brother-in-law, Hunter, finds a facility that can confirm exactly what’s wrong with the baby’s heart. Once the test is complete, she learns that her unborn child has a heart defect that cannot be repaired. They confirm that the baby will not be able to live once it’s born and there i ...more
Carly Sears is a young woman, pregnant with her first child. Sadly, her soldier husband had just been killed in Vietnam. Carly had not even had time to inform him that he would soon be a father.
While dealing with this tragic loss, Carly learns that her unborn child has a heart defect and cannot survive. No hope at all exists is what is offered by the medical ...more
I will be forever grateful to the person who randomly left The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes in the tiny library at the all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. While on vacation, I decided to explore the “library” (duh!) which consisted of a shelf in the lobby bar. It was there that I picked up my first ever Diane Chamberlain novel and became an instant fan. What I thought looked like “a fairly decent book to read by the pool” quickly became my obsession and had me looking up how m ...more