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The Dream Daughter

Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and it seems that nothing can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter had 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 preconception Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she 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.

The Dream Daughter sees Diane Chamberlain push the boundaries to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

©2018 Diane Chamberlain (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Amazing dreamlike book!

Everything about this book captivated me! The subject matter - a mother struggling to save her daughter who has a heart problem - the futuristic sci fi element of time travel, and all the twists and turns of the plot made this such a fantastic and heart warming story that I just listen to it over and over again. I'm on my 5th listen of it (on Audible) and it's just as great every time. I literally never het tired of hearing this beautiful story again! The narrator, with her gentle, expressive Southern accent, is perfect, expressing the characters' emotions with compassion and insight. The ending was beautiful.... Just perfect.

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Amazing book but an emotion rollercoaster

This is a really lovely book but oh my god does it take you through a lot of different emotions and have you on the edge of your seat.

Really good read/ listen don’t read the middle of the book just before bed or you will never sleep ( or maybe that’s just me) very gripping book.

Fantastic Author haven’t found the book I do not want yet.

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Loved it

It was a wonderful, interesting story. Very entertaining, always kept me wondering what's going to happen next.
Great listen if one just wants to relax and escape from the reality of everyday life.

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Loved it

Time travelling love story with a great twist and turn thrown in.
Well read and a pleasant pace.

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😊

Great read. Just let your imagination take you where Diane goes with this. she never disappoints!

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I didn't want it to end!

Initially when reading the summary for The Dream Daughter I was a bit unsure, I delayed the purchase until I had nothing else on my list apart from this title. Judging a book by its cover definitely played a part here. I am so happy that I eventually gave it the time it rightfully deserved, I only wish I had listened sooner.

Susan Bennett does an amazing job at narrating, the emotion in her voice draws you in and fully connects you with the story. I found myself listening to this book whenever I possibly could, I found myself longing for the next chapter to know what happens next but at the same time, I was dreading it coming to an end - I wanted it to go on longer!

I urge anyone to listen to this book, an emotional yet gripping journey of a mother doing anything to save her daughter's life. The book is not too heavy and unbelievable on the sci-fi aspect so please do give this a chance.

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Beautiful, heart warming story ❤️

I listen to at least one audio week per week and very rarely write a review but this book was so beautiful and I would thoroughly recommend it! Story was very believable with brilliant, relatable characters. Finished this in 3 days. I have read another few books by this author and I will look out for more.

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Brilliant

Wow what a fantastic book. Beautiful and gripping story line and beautiful read. Thank you

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Interesting storyline - makes you think

An interesting and heartfelt plotline which was well read and believable. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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WOW!!

All I can say is WOW!! I love Diane Chamberlain books and this was, in my opinion, one of her best. I felt like I'd been on an emotional rollercoaster by the end of it. I'd definitely recommend this to others to either read or listen to. You won't regret it.

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