The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

The Dream Daughter

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 bac...


Details The Dream Daughter

TitleThe Dream Daughter
ISBN9781250087300
Author
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreFiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Historical, Historical Fiction
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Reviews The Dream Daughter

  • Deanna
    1970-01-01
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...5 Stars!!!!!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 eith...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsThe 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...
  • Elyse
    1970-01-01
    I received this book in the mail late afternoon yesterday. 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!!!VIVA-LA-MELTY!!!!!! I melted into Diane Chamberlain’s storytellingWant to know more details?/!B...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    1970-01-01
    Where to begin? I feel at a loss for words because this book meant so much to me, and I want to convey that to you, but I'm having trouble finding the right words to do that. I tried to go into this one as blind as possible, which turned out to be a swell idea; as Goodreads friend and reviewer Dee stated before me, "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...
  • Angela M
    1970-01-01
    I can’t actually say that I believe time travel is possible, but I’m usually able to accept it in a work of fiction because anything can be made possible by an imaginative writer. Diane Chamberlain has made anything possible in this story and I was swept across the decades. What kind of unimaginable things would you do to save your unborn child ? What Carly does, reflects the depth of love of a mother for her daughter when she travels from 19...
  • Melisa
    1970-01-01
    Oh, this book. This book wrecked me in the best possible way. All the stars and tears. 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 t...
  • Berit☀️✨
    1970-01-01
    A captivating exquisitely told story about the power of a mother’s love💕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 ...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    5 Unputdownable - Loved every minute of it Stars!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 intensif...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    Diane Chamberlain writes a multi-layered, genre crossing and complex novel that is emotionally heartbreaking and moving. Through the device of time travel she outlines just how much the world has changed from the turbulent 1970s to the beginnings of this century and the momentous events that occurred such as 9/11. In 1970 in Maryland, 26 year old Caroline 'Carly' Sears has faced difficult times with the loss of her husband in the Vietnam War. She...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    5 stars for this full of hope read! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 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 ea...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    1970-01-01
    ***NOW AVAILABLE***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...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    This story surprised me in many ways.  It was much more emotional than I was expecting and the unique blend of genres kept me satisfied with so many tense moments woven in (yes, edge of your seat moments)!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 defec...
  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    Uplifting, heartfelt, and addictive—Diane Chamberlain’s newest book The Dream Daughter is one that I won’t soon forget! This is truly the story of the immense amount of love that one woman has to give, and how that love can transform and transport through time and across boundaries to bring her together with those she loves most. I can’t wait for readers to experience the beauty of this story for themselves!See my full review and some mor...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsWhat 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 so...
  • Christine
    1970-01-01
    When I heard this novel involves science fiction, I decided to take a pass. But when the publisher offered me a chance to read an advanced review copy, I couldn’t resist, as after all, this is Diane Chamberlain. It turns out the science fiction angle is only a means to deliver a wonderful story dealing with love, family, and the courage to do the right thing. I loved it.The book got off to a bit of a slow start for me, but around 40% or so I wa...
  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    3.5 I have said many, many times that I have difficulties with novels!s that deal with time travel. Before this one there has been only one other, that by Kearsley, that I ended up enjoying. So why is that? In this case I loved most of the characters,but most of all I loved the unique situation presented in this book, a mother fighting for her unborn child's future. If what was possible in this book, was actual!y possible in reality, I can't thin...
  • Cheri
    1970-01-01
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 Stars”As you wander through this troubled worldIn search of all things beautifulYou can close your eyes when you're miles awayAnd hear my voice like a serenade”--Lullaby,Dixie Chicks, Songwriters: Dan Wilson / Emily Robison / Martie Maguire / Natalie MainesI 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...
  • Mackey
    1970-01-01
    The Dream Daughter is a moving novel illustrating that a mother's love knows no boundaries....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...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Slide over. Sit a spell......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, ...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    Happy publication to this masterpiece!! 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.....
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    What would you do to save the life of your unborn child? This question is the central issue in Diane Chamberlain's book, The Dream Daughter.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 ho...
  • Carolyn
    1970-01-01
    I loved this unusual story about a young woman and her unborn daughter. In 1970, Carly Sears is 26 years old and expecting her first child. The baby is extra precious to her because her husband was killed in Vietnam just a few months ago. However, Carly's world comes crashing down when she is told her baby has a fatal defect in her heart and will mostly die soon after birth. She would do anything to save her baby so when her close friend and brot...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    I had enjoyed the one prior novel I had read of Diane Chamberlain. So I jumped at the chance for an ARC of her soon to be published book without reading too much about it. Well, let’s say I’m not a big fan of time travel books. It’s a genre I tend to struggle with accepting. The premise is that it’s 1970 and Carly is pregnant. Her husband died in the Vietnam War not even knowing she was pregnant. And now the baby has a heart defect. Her b...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    1970-01-01
    5 Stars for this Powerful story of Family, Love, Loss & Hope!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 it's sci-fi elements this story was so relatable for me as a mother because at it's core/heart, this was a story of the power of a mother's love. It's 1970 and Carly learns her unborn child has a fatal heart defect. Faced with this devastat...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.Well, The Dream Daughter won't hit bookstores until October, but DC is one of my favorite authors and I have read every single one of her books. In this twenty sixth book DC walks on familiar territory by exploring the strength of the mother-daughter bond, adoption, and dealing with grief. But then she adds in a twist that is not a trademark of any of her previous books,...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    I've been wanting to read a book by Diane Chamberlain for awhile now so I was thrilled when my copy arrived in the mail. I went into this one blind as I couldn't remember the synopsis and lately I have found I enjoy books more when I just start reading without any background info. So I'll admit I was caught off guard the story had science fiction elements. That's not a genre I normally read but in this case the plot was fairly easy to understand ...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    Diane Chamberlain is one of my favourite authors and I was excited to revive an ARC of her latest book the The Dream Daughter.I absolutely loved this book it's was the best book I have read this year, it was just perfect. I can't wait for Diane's next book.Caroline's husband has been killed while on duty in Vietnam in 1970 and she finds out she is pregnant. Unfortunately her unborn child has a very serious heart defect and there is little chance ...
  • Sue
    1970-01-01
    THE DREAM DAUGHTER by bestselling author, Diane Chamberlain is a rich family drama about one mother's mission to save her child and in doing so unite her family. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel that you will never forget. All for the love of her unborn child. Would you save your child at all costs?When Caroline Sears(Carly) receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is overw...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    Caroline (Carly) Sears had been shrouded in grief for the past year, and discovering she was pregnant was a bittersweet moment. When she was just over twenty weeks along it was discovered her unborn baby had a terrifying heart problem and without intervention, she would die upon birth. But it was 1970 and there was absolutely nothing that could be done. Medical science just wasn’t advanced enough to save her baby. Carly was devastated.Living wi...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    As I so boldly proclaimed on boosktagram Wednesday evening, The Dream Daughter was one of my two most anticipated reads of 2018. I hadn’t heard much about this in way of synopsis but basically anything Diane Chamberlain writes is most anticipated for me. I eagerly opened the first pages and soon realized this book was centered around time travel - not being much in the way of “fantasy,” I immediately panicked that it might not be for me, bu...