The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain


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.


Caroline is pregnant. She has recently lost her husband in Vietnam and this baby is all she has left of him. Then she finds out something is fatally wrong with her baby. Her brother-in-law has a solution. Can she do what he suggests? It will take a complete and scary leap of faith.

I don’t even know where to start! I have to be careful what I say…I do not want to give away a spoiler. This book has so many twists and turns. You do not know where or when you will end up. And just when you think you know what is next, it changes again.

Caroline is one of the most amazing characters ever. She is resilient and brave. She goes above and beyond to take care of her baby. Through every mishap and struggle, Caroline is thinking about Joanna.

The blurb of this novel gives nothing away. People are giving it away in their reviews. I am not going to do that. I would not have read this novel if I had read some of the reviews, even though almost all of the reviews are extremely complimentary. This is not really something I like to read about. But, by the time I read what Hunter wanted Caroline to do, I was already invested in what was going to happen to her baby. I can’t believe I would have missed this tale.

This story is FANTASTIC! This novel will be published October 2. I recommend you start it ASAP! You will not be disappointed.

I received this novel from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley for a honest review.

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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3 Responses to The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

  1. Thank you for your marvelous review, Reece.

    I have this book but haven’t read it yet.

    LOVE the photo.

  2. Aw, I love this pic and your review, Reeca! I finished this recently and agree- five stars all the way!

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