What will a mother do for her child?
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain tackles that question. In 1970, Carly, a young women who recently found out her husband died while fighting in Vietnam, discovers not only that she is pregnant but that the baby has a fatal heart problem. She learns that she can save her baby’s life by time traveling to 2001, New York City, to a hospital that is able to perform a surgery that could save her baby’s life. This is only one of many decisions Carly faces as she decides what is best for this child that she loves.
I found the time travel aspect fun and I enjoyed watching Carly as she navigates a world very different from the one she knew in 1970. I would have liked to have felt more connected with the characters. There weren’t really any that I loved and that I was excited about when they appeared in the story. There were some good characters, just not any that I connected with or wanted to read more about. Carly must make some really difficult decisions and I was surprised that I didn’t really feel that heartbroken for her.
I would recommend The Dream Daughter to anyone who likes time traveling, or stories that show the love and bond a mother feels for her child.
My copy of The Dream Daughter was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!