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 background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back.
Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby’s heart. Something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline’s part.
And all for the love of her unborn child.
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.
Diane Chamberlain’s “The Dream Daughter” was a book that was recommended to me by my Mom. I began reading it and was instantly invested. I will admit that I did begin to lose interest once the topic of time travel came into play, but it was written in a way that tastefully done and still managed to keep my attention. The characters were well-rounded and managed to take me on a roller coaster of emotions.
My favorite part of the book was Carly traveled forward in time and had to learn about all the technological advances that had taken place, and how she had to learn how to use a cell phone! Taxi, iPad and colour TV are all new and Carly managed to make her way into the future with a minimal budget and support. As a part of the time travel, she was warned that it would not be wise to check in on her family members and how they were doing in the year she traveled to. If I were to travel forward in time, I am not sure that I would be able to stop myself from seeing what my family was doing. There were intricate details that played out, but everything came together at the end!
It is hard to write a review on this novel as I do not want to give away what happens, but I highly recommend getting cozy with a blanket, tea and read this book from cover to cover!
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