The Dream Daughter: A Novel by Diane ChamberlainThe Dream Daughter: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain

The Dream Daughter: A Novel

byDiane Chamberlain

Paperback | October 2, 2018

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New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child.

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part.

And all for the love of her unborn child.

The Dream Daughter is 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.

Praise for The Dream Daughter:

"Chamberlain writes with supernatural gifts...fate, destiny, chance and hope combine for a heady and breathless wonder of a read." -Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale

"Can a story be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain's hands, it can. The Dream Daughter will hold readers in anxious suspense until the last satisfying page." -Therese Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of Z

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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Title:The Dream Daughter: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 1.11 inPublished:October 2, 2018Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250202604

ISBN - 13:9781250202604

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling, memorable, and heart-wrenching! The Dream Daughter is a unique, moving, time-slip novel that takes you into the life of Caroline Sears as she embarks on a perilous journey to save and protect her unborn child. The writing is eloquent and sophisticated. The characters are genuine, compassionate, and courageous. And the captivating, time-travel plot sweeps you away into an intricately woven tale about life, loss, family, determination, hope, solace, sacrifice, remarkable medical and scientific advances, and a little magic. The Dream Daughter is ultimately a mesmerizing, creative, well-written story that may be a little different than Chamberlain’s previous novels, but is nevertheless an emotional, satisfying, page-turner of a tale that reminds us that a mother’s love is all-encompassing, selfless, powerful, and everlasting.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mother's poignant journey The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain is a historical/science fiction novel about a young woman in the 70’s whose husband dies during the Vietnam War. A few weeks after his death, she discovers that she is pregnant and that the baby has a major heart defect. Her baby will not survive once out of the womb. Carly is devastated as this baby is all that is left of her husband. Her brother-in-law is not exactly who is says he is. He is a traveler from the future and he persuades Carly to go to the year 2001 where she will find medical help for her baby. After proof that Hunter is from the future, Carly accepts to make the time travel to save her daughter. Once born, Joanna is very sick and cannot travel back with Carly. Carly must leave her daughter to go back to the past but promises her that she will come right back to bring her back to 1970. But time travel can be tricky, and Hunter must calculate the portal very carefully taking into consideration all the possible disturbances that could alter Carly’s journey. He forgot one thing… he is returning Carly to the future in New York on the morning of September 11, 2001. When Carly lands, she quickly discovers that she is in New York, right where she was supposed to arrive, but the year is 2013. Devastated, Carly contacts Hunter’s mom and tries to find her daughter who is now 13. I don’t want to share more and give away the entire plot. This is a fantastic novel which will bring you on a very poignant journey. Every mother will recognize the emotions Carly is experiencing and understand the hard decisions she must make. Wonderful story!
Date published: 2018-10-09

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Dream Daughter:"Carly is a likable heroine...she's caught in a heart-wrenching dilemma as she realizes time travel is, 'if anything, an inexact science.' The story is well-paced and the ending satisfyingly sweet." -Kirkus"Exciting and heartfelt...Chamberlain expertly blends the time-travel elements with the wonderful story of a mother's love and the depths of sacrifice she makes for her child. This is a page-turning crowd-pleaser." -Publishers Weekly"Rich and hearbreakingly written." -Women's World Magazine"Chamberlain stretches her sense of familial relationships and toe-curling suspense in new directions, weaving in elements of trust, history, and time as she explores the things we do for love. With a little tension and a lot of heart, The Dream Daughter will delight Chamberlain's fans and hook new readers." -Booklist"A heartwarming and exciting page turner." -The Augusta Chronicle"Chamberlain writes with supernatural gifts...fate, destiny, chance and hope combine for a heady and breathless wonder of a read." -Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale"Can a story be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain's hands, it can. The Dream Daughter will hold readers in anxious suspense until the last satisfying page." -Therese Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of Z"Endearingly human...You will want to share this book with friends so you can all experience it together." -Suzanne Lucey, Page 158 Books"Spellbinding...vivid...the ride of your life." -Samantha Flynn, Quail Ridge BooksPraise for Diane Chamberlain:"Secrets, intrigue, mystery, love, forgiveness, and drama-it's all here. And it is riveting. Chamberlain's latest novel demands the reader to race, yet savor, the journey to the finale." -Library Journal on The Stolen Marriage "A multilayered, poignant novel." -Booklist on Pretending to Dance"Chamberlain's powerful story is a page-turner to the very end." -Library Journal on The Silent Sister"A story of redemption, paranoia, and the power of shared bonds, The Silent Sister is a powerful and thrilling novel.Tautly paced and emotionally driven." -Booklist on The Silent Sister