9/29/2018

The Dream Daughter Book Review #ReadtheDream

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Last month, I was given the opportunity to read a new book, called The Dream Daughter, as I stated in the picture above---it was an emotional rollercoaster!!!

Let me tell you more about the book. 

Title: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain 

Author's previous works: author of the New York Times Bestselling Hit, The Silent Sister

Genre: Fictional 

Book's release date: 10/2/18



Here is the synopsis from Amazon:



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.

My Thoughts:


To be honest, when I began reading the book, I wasn't too sure about where the author was going to go with the plot. I was a little iffy about whether or not, it would be something that I would really be able to get into. When I found out the angle in which she was going with the story, not only was I surprised and impressed with her creativity, but I couldn't put the book down. I read the book in 2-3 days. 

I found the characters to be very well developed and likeable. I felt Carly's pain and fears about being without her baby. I felt tears for her when I thought about how I would feel if my own children had a serious health issue and the lengths I, myself, would go through in order to save them. I would do anything, even if it sounded crazy. And trust me, when you hear the way her brother-in-law wants to save the baby, it will sound pretty crazy. 
I love the way science and faith are combined in this book. It makes for an incredibly interesting tale.
The ending of the book was unexpected, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it all turned out.


I highly recommend this book! I can see it really resonating with NICU parents in particular. This book took me back to some rough times in the hospital with my baby. She was a preemie, being delivered at 34 weeks old. She was very tiny, in fact the tiniest baby that I have ever held. I cried and cried when I got to hold her for the first time, in the NICU. I was very blessed that she didn't have many health issues, and was finally without tubes within a few days. I was told she would be in there for possibly a few months, but by some miracle, she was released within a week, and it just so happened to be Mother's Day!



Are YOU excited to read this book?? Have you ever read anything by Diane Chamberlain?

Tell me in the comments below!