The Good Father

by Diane Chamberlain

Mira | April 24, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Good Father is rated 4.61904761904762 out of 5 by 21.
A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.

Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe.

But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble….

Then a miracle. A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions.

With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter's sake.

Even if it means he might lose her.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 1 in

Published: April 24, 2012

Publisher: Mira

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0778313468

ISBN - 13: 9780778313465

Found in: Literary

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!! A must read for both men & women. Love the way Ms. CHAMBERLAIN tells the story through the eyes of all the main characters. Would love a sequel.
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is the first book I've read by Diane Chamberlain and I would recommend this to everyone. Excellent book and I could not put it down. Can't wait to read more of her books.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I dare you I dare you to try and put this book down after you start it. What an amazing story! It was a lot longer than most books I read but because it was so good it took me less time to finish.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father This is the first book I had read all through on my Kobo and I loved it. It was written so I understood it.Very exciting
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The good father Absolutely a great read. One of those you can't put down kind of reads! Pick it up and enjoy the read!
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The good father Good little weekend read. A little predictable but enjoyed the journey Tavis is a good father sad to know there are likely a few livng on the fringes
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story This was my first read by the author. I enjoyed the writing very much. Great story...a real page turner.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The b good father Wonderful relationship between a very young pa S
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The b good father Very enjoyable book , that is well written by Diane Chamberlain. Story flows really well and the storyline is not predictable.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The b good father This was a fast moving mystery-romance that kept me turning the page. It had characters that were believable and an unusual twist. So unusual for the young man to become the single parent and interesting to see what a bit of bad luck can do to good intentions.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The b good father I loved this book, just goes to show how easy a person can get sucked into something wrong, when it comes to taking care of your family. I love Diane Chamberlain's books because she deals with real situations and thought provoking. Would you contemplate what Travis was about to do?. Always a good read!
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The b good father A very touching story. You won't want to close the book until you've reached the end. Its a book that shows how much love a single parent can have and what lengths you will go to to try and provide for your children. This is a must read
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father Great book! Very interesting beginning that tied together perfectly.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Good Father Great book about the struggles of being a parent and the choices you make for your children. You do what you have to do in order to survive
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father This was a great book. At first I did not like how the stories of the characters seemed to be seperate, then it started coming together and I was hooked! I loved the book and found it difficult to put down.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Good Father A great fast read :-)
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father Excellent book. Hard to put down.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father I thought this book was very well written and left you in suspense during the entire book. I loved the devotion of the Dad to his daughter and he was prepared to do all he could to keep her safe.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father The intertwining of the various story lines made this book a captivating must read. I loved the way the story came full circle in the middle of the book and continued forward from there. The father's plight tore at the heart strings but the love for his daughter prevailed throughout
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Good Father Excellent book, definite page turner and not predictable
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Entertaining! Story Description: A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back. Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble…. Then a miracle. A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions. With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter's sake. My Review: Travis Brown is 23-years-old and raising his daughter, Bella on his own. Bella is now four-years-old and her mother, Robin isn’t in the picture and Travis lost his mother in a house fire. He and Bella are on their own and he takes his responsibility for Bella very seriously. Travis is working a construction job every day to make enough money to keep his beloved daughter in clothing and food. One day, he loses his construction job and doesn’t know what he is going to do. How is he going to keep feeding his sweet little, Bella? Just when he’s worried, Travis gets word that there is a good job for him in Raleigh, North Carolina but when he gets there, there is no job. Instead he is confronted with an opportunity to participate in a criminal act that will make him a lot of money. Will Travis turn to criminal behaviour to keep his daughter feed or will he turn it down for something else? If he does decide to participate, will he also lose Bella? Travis’ situation is dire and I’d never wish to be place in that type of scenario myself. Once you begin reading ‘THE GOOD FATHER’ you won’t be able to put it down until you’re done. Very well-written!
Date published: 2012-03-28

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The Good Father

The Good Father

by Diane Chamberlain

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 1 in

Published: April 24, 2012

Publisher: Mira

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0778313468

ISBN - 13: 9780778313465

About the Book

Four years ago, 19-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. He's never regretted the decision. Bella is the light of his life. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble. Original.

Read from the Book

Raleigh, North Carolina October 2011It was nine-forty when I woke up in the back of the van. Nine-forty! What if Erin had already left the coffee shop by the time we got there? What if she's not there? That sentence kept running through my head as I got Bella up and moving. She'd had a dream about her stuffed lamb and wanted to tell me the whole thing, but all I could think about while I changed her into the cleanest clothes I had for her was, What if she's not there?On the phone yesterday, Roy had told me I was making the smart choice. "You can get rich doing this, bro," he'd said.I thought of the gold watch he wore. The red Mustang he drove. "I don't care about getting rich," I'd answered. "I just want enough money to keep me and Bella fed till I get a real job." I felt smarmy just talking to him on the phone. The dude was a total cretin."You feel that way right now," he said, "but wait till you get a taste of easy money.""Look," I said, "just tell me where to meet you and when.""We'll come to you about eleven tomorrow night," he said. "You still hanging in the same place? The lot by the Target?""Yeah.""Just make sure you've got enough gas to get us to the Virginia border and back," he said, and then he was gone from the line.So, now I'd have all day to freak out about my decision and, if things went according to my plan, I wouldn't have Bella with me. My chest tightened at the thought. I wasn't sure I could do this. Erin was a good woman, though. I could tell. Plus, Bella
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From the Publisher

A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.

Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe.

But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble….

Then a miracle. A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions.

With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter's sake.

Even if it means he might lose her.

About the Author

Diane Chamberlain is the bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Midwife's Confession and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. Diane lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her Web site at www.dianechamberlain.com and her blog at www.dianechamberlain.com/blog and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Diane.Chamberlain.Readers.Page.

Editorial Reviews

"Chamberlain weaves an intensely engaging story of three people with a tragic past, complicated present, and unknown future who must struggle with trust, betrayal, and forgiveness." Booklist on The Lies We Told