Review: The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain is a historical/science fiction novel about a young woman in the 70’s whose husband dies during the Vietnam War. A few weeks after his death, she discovers that she is pregnant and that the baby has a major heart defect. Her baby will not survive once out of the womb. Carly is devastated as this baby is all that is left of her husband. Her brother-in-law is not exactly who is says he is. He is a traveler from the future and he persuades Carly to go to the year 2001 where she will find medical help for her baby. After proof that Hunter is from the future, Carly accepts to make the time travel to save her daughter. Once born, Joanna is very sick and cannot travel back with Carly. Carly must leave her daughter to go back to the past but promises her that she will come right back to bring her back to 1970. But time travel can be tricky, and Hunter must calculate the portal very carefully taking into consideration all the possible disturbances that could alter Carly’s journey. He forgot one thing… he is returning Carly to the future in New York on the morning of September 11, 2001. When Carly lands, she quickly discovers that she is in New York, right where she was supposed to arrive, but the year is 2013. Devastated, Carly contacts Hunter’s mom and tries to find her daughter who is now 13.

I don’t want to share more and give away the entire plot. This is a fantastic novel which will bring you on a very poignant journey. Every mother will recognize the emotions Carly is experiencing and understand the hard decisions she must make. Wonderful story!

A big thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this brilliant ARC of The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. This wonderful book will be available at your favorite bookstore on October 2, 2018.

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