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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The lengths a parent will go to in order to save a child are almost limitless. In Diane Chamberlain’s jaw-dropping novel, pregnant war widow Carly Sears has to figure out exactly where her boundaries are after her daughter is diagnosed with a heart defect in the womb—and her physicist brother-in-law presents her with a dramatic opportunity to save the baby. Chamberlain’s riveting writing bounds across eras, melds different genres, and embraces a world of utterly human emotions. The Dream Daughter is a pageturner with a beautifully realized soul.
Chamberlain's exciting and heartfelt novel (after The Stolen Marriage) follows one woman who risks everything to travel through time and save the life of her unborn child. In 1970, after the death of her husband in the Vietnam War, pregnant Carly Sears moves in with her sister, Patti, and brother-in-law, Hunter, at their beach home in Nags Head, N.C. There, Carly finds that tragedy has followed her: she discovers that her unborn child has a fatal heart defect. It's at this point that Hunter reveals to Carly that he is a time traveler from the future and offers Carly a solution: she can time travel to 2001, where her child can receive life-saving fetal surgery. Carly finally believes Hunter's claims about time travel when his predictions about the tragic events at Kent State come true days later. After time traveling to 2001, Carly and her unborn child undergo an experimental surgery, remaining in New York City near the hospital prior to and after her daughter Joanna's birth. But Carly's plan to return to 1970 with Joanna is derailed when her daughter becomes ill and must remain hospitalized. 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. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
Slow at first but really good
The first half of the book was extremely slow and drawn out but the overall story was good I’ve read all of Chamberlains books so I powered through, it was worth it.
Loved this book!
I was unsure what to think based on the description of the book but I have enjoyed everything I’ve read by the author so far so I decided to give it a try. So glad I did because it was definitely my favorite from her so far!
The Dream Daughter
If I could give it 10 stars of 5, I would.
One of the best ever books.
I would live in this novel if I could.