Author: Diane Chamberlain
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.75/5 (good +)
Yearly Count: 22
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.
This was my first introduction to Diane Chamberlain, and I'm very pleased with the results. I was engaged in the lives of the main characters and thought their feelings were depicted well. I could see the main plot taking place in real life, as well as the sub-plot; however, I felt like there was just a little too much drama or craziness at the end. It felt like it went from fiction to thriller, and that didn't feel right. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the writing and look forward to picking up one of the many other books by Chamberlain that I have waiting upon my TBR Shelves.
My thanks go to Harlequin and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley. The Good Father is scheduled to be published on April 24, 2012.