March 22, 2012

The Good Father


Three narrators. One little girl. One story. Choices that will affect everyone.

Travis and Robin fell in love at a young age. Robin literally had a fragile heart due to a genetic heart condition. Travis had to make a hard choice: allow their newborn daughter to be adopted or raise her alone. He chose the latter. After a house fire and loss of his construction job, Travis really fell on hard times. Damn near homeless and desperate to keep food on the table, Travis takes a job in Raleigh, North Carolina to make some fast money. But the job isn't construction; it involves criminal activity. Now he is in too deep and needs to make choices for his daughter's sake.

Erin is grieving the loss of her daughter, who was killed in a sudden accident. She takes a hiatus from working as a pharmacist, separates from her husband and moves to a small apartment in Raleigh. Never could she imagine how the father and little girl in the coffee shop would change her life.

The Good Father is a great choice for book clubs and for discussion with friends. Themes include child welfare, parenthood, survival, loss, trust, the effects of social status and responsibility. Diane Chamberlain has a way of weaving a story with enough flashbacks and history, character development and suspense. This story will stay with me long after turning the last page. It also leaves you with a question: What makes a good parent?

The Good Father will release on April 24, 2012. You may click the title below to pre-order a copy or to add this must-read book to your wish list. Also be sure to visit the author's website at

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Published: April 2012
Pages: 360
Edition: Galley
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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