Book Review: The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
Title: The Good Father
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Published Apr 24, 2012
The author provided me with this book but did not ask me to write a review or compensate me in any way for my review. As always, my review is my honest opinion of the book.
In The Good Father, Diane Chamberlain poignantly describes the desperation of Travis Brown, a young, single father who is out of work and trying to support his sweet 4 year old daughter, bella, after they lose everything in a fire. Travis is driven to extreme circumstances that force him to make some bad choices and get involved with some despicable people just to make enough money to feed his daughter and provide some basic necessities. He leaves Bella in the care of Erin, a mother who is grieving the death of her own 4-year old daughter. Their lives are intertwined unexpectedly and what develops helps them all in ways they don’t expect. As a parent, I can empathize with Travis’s predicament and Erin’s grief.
Will Travis be able to get himself out of this mess he got himself into? Will Travis and Bella be reunited or will she be taken away because her good father made a bad choice? Will Erin’s grief consume her and destroy her marriage? Will Bella ever know the mother whom she has never met? Again, Diane develops the characters in such a way that you fall deeply for them and care for them. So many great twists in this book that makes it an enjoyable and fast read. A book full of suspense and not your typical romance or chick-lit but just as easy and fun to read. Another one of my favorites from Diane Chamberlain, right along with The Midwife’s Confession and The Secret of CeeCee Wilkes.
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