The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter

Large Print - 2018
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"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432856359
1432856359
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Cham
Characteristics: 623 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print (16 pt.)

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bgray717
Apr 01, 2019

This was one amazing book. I went into this book very hesitantly because it deals with time travel. I have not had a good relationship with time travel books. This is the first book I have read by this author and now I'm curious about the rest of her books. This book made me sad, happy and obsessed all at the same time. The story centers around a woman in the late sixties who loses her husband in the Vietnam war and discovers she is pregnant with a baby who will not survive. She ends up time traveling to 2001 where the medical help is available to save her baby. That's not the end of the story and it just keeps getting better and better.

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Eil_1
Feb 01, 2019

Interesting plot - using time-travel to tell the story.

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twhitehead24
Jan 20, 2019

This is the first book that I have read by Diane Chamberlain. I loved the characters and could sympathize with Carly. First Carly loses her husband and then finds out that the child she is carrying has a heart defect. Hunter, her sister's husband, confronts Carly and let her know that he is a time traveler. Hunter knows in the future there is a surgery that can be performed to save her child's life. Carly, at first, does not believe him but when he tells her something that happens in the future, and it does, she believes and decides to take the leap. It should be an easy trip based on Hunter's calculations but when things happen, the timeline for Carly to return to 1970 keeps getting shifted. A great book about love and sacrifice.

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becker
Jan 18, 2019

This is a book that moves back and forth between two time periods. I really enjoyed the comparisons and contrasts between the 1970's and 2001. Having lived through both periods made it really interesting, reflective and fun to see the changes in our world between those two times. It was compelling and the fast pace & short chapters made it very tempting to read - just one more chapter. However, the story may have moved a bit too fast for me. I found a few aspects of the story line were underdeveloped. I personally would have liked more depth and detail but I think most people will find it to be a good reading experience.

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Uverness
Jan 13, 2019

Disappointing. Nice quick moving storyline but the characters were all very paper cutout like and taped to several historical posters. Like watching a play acted out by Barbie dolls. Light entertainment at best, very light, especially the conclusion.

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weezie1
Dec 03, 2018

I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. This is the second time travelers novel I have read and found it a very easy read. The characters and story line were well written and the story itself about time travelling was amazing. This book has a whole new twist to it and it is different with some romance and some hard break. Definitly a great book by Diane Chamberlain. Looking forward to reading more of her work. Dec 2018

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Suelogeman
Nov 18, 2018

I enjoyed this book and find time travel intriguing. I like the way Diane Chamberlain writes but this story came together almost too perfectly with its ending . I liked the way she had 2001 Carly amazed at the changes technology has gone forward with like the use of a microwave oven and her phone and ipad. Also as Hunter says you don't want to know what the world is like in 3000. Old fashioned as this may sound not all tech advances are for the best. I worry now about the future for the next generations in such a high tech impersonal world. I see in young people now a lack of concern and compassion for others and this scares me. Interaction on a personal level gives you true awareness of how people feel about you and vice versa. Computers are good for a lot of things but a good old fashioned hug is something that stays with you. I would recommend this book.

ArapahoeDianeM Nov 16, 2018

I agree with all the other comments, I could not put this book down -- read it in one day. It was different from her other novels with the unexpected surprise of time travel, which I was not expecting. The story starts in 1965 and goes back & forth between 1970 & 2013. A very compelling & thought-provoking story about the lengths a Mother will go to for her daughter.

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karebear111
Nov 02, 2018

This was one of Chamberlain's best! I couldn't put the book down. A very enjoyable read.

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pharra19
Oct 28, 2018

Add me to the list of those who could not put this book down.
It's now one a.m. and I literally cannot stop reading! A wonderful thought-provoking story that has you on the edge of your seat.

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