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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
My Rating:  5 of 5 Stars

Title:  The Good Father
Author:  Diane Chamberlain
Length:  400 pages
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Published:  April 24, 2012
Genres:  Fiction; Suspense Fiction; Relationship Novel
My Rating:  ✮✮✮


Synopsis:
A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.

Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe.

But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble….

Then a miracle. A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions.

With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter's sake.

Even if it means he might lose her.


My Review:
Prior to reading The Good Father, the only other Diane Chamberlain book that I had read was The Midwife's Confession.  It was such a good read, that I automatically went to my TBR pile to find another book and decided on The Good Father.  I was not disappointed by this book either!

Diane Chamberlain does such a good job writing about matters of the heart and she really knows how to pull at every little heart string that you have!  This is one of those author's that it doesn't seem to matter what book of hers it is that you're reading, but you can't help but compulsively read until you've finished the entire book in as few sittings as possible.   

I find Chamberlain's characters to be so inviting and welcoming, that I can't help but devour every single part of their lives, with The Good Father being no exception!  I just had to continue to read about precious Bella and what happened with her life!  I couldn't help but feel like I was involved in their lives, and I actually found myself worrying about how Travis was going to clear everything up and if Bella was going to be alright!  Ultimately, even though Travis made some bone-head choices that weren't the best for his daughter, at the time, he was only doing what he thought was right for that, and you have to admire that about a young, single father!

The plot of The Good Father was more original that any other book that I have read!  I enjoyed all the different aspects of the plot, from the relationship of a father and daughter, to strangers who happen to have a chance meeting, and how those chance meetings can affect our lives, both for the good and bad.  I appreciate that Chamberlain's writing really makes the reader sit down and think about consequences, and how we have them for every decision that we make, good and bad!  I loved the depth of thought that I got into while I was reading The Good Father and the different emotions that I felt throughout the entire book, which was definitely a roller coaster feeling!

Overall, I find that I want to read more of Diane Chamberlain and continue to be amazed at the emotional experiences that her books lead me on!  I would like to compare her writing to the likes of Jodi Picoult, even though she has her own stamp on writing, which I appreciate!  This definitely won't be the last book that I read from her!

Would I Recommend This Book:
I would shout it from the mountain tops that everyone should read this book!

Stand Alone or Part of a Series:
Stand Alone

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