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The Dream Daughter

Updated: Oct 14, 2018

The Dream Daughter masterfully explores the distance between doing nothing and doing something.



Carly never got to tell her husband that she was pregnant. He died in an explosion in Vietnam before she could ever get the letter written. Weeks later she finds that her unborn baby has a heart defect and will not likely survive. The doctors tell her there is nothing that can be done to save her unborn daughter. But her brother-in-law, Hunter, thinks that maybe there is something. But that something will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has ever had. It’s something that will require a kind of strength and courage that she never knew existed. Carly is willing to do anything to save her unborn child.


THE DREAM DAUGHTER is a unique and fascinating trip through time. It’s a must-read, beautiful story of Carly’s quest to give her daughter a future. It’s a book any mother would understand and love, and will find impossible to put down. Carly captured me in her vortex in the prologue when, as a student physical therapy intern, she bravely agrees to work with the most unmotivated and depressed male patient in the hospital ward. It’s a decision that would change her life and make her take a leap of faith.

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN meticulously weaves a breathtaking tale not soon forgotten. It’s one of those books that will capture you emotionally and you will not want the story to come to an end. The writing is smartly structured and the characters are as real as your own family. Author Diane Chamberlain is a New York Times best-selling author of 26 novels.

Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher St. Martin’s Press

Published October 2, 2018

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