Saturday, March 17, 2012

THE GOOD FATHER

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Published: 2012
Personal Rating: 3.75/5 (good +)
Format: eBook
Yearly Count: 22


From NetGalley:
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.

10 comments:

  1. Diane Chamberlain has become one of my favorite authors. I'm glad you've been introduced to her books. I just put this one on my wish list.

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    1. Lynne ~ Hi! It's always a nice surprise when I see you here. :) I think I have 4 posts of yours I have sitting in Google Reader I wanted to comment on.

      I can certainly see why she is a favorite author of many. She reminded me a bit of Sarah Jio. Have you read any by her?

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  2. I don't think I've ever tried Chamberlain's work but this book sure sounds good!

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ What?! I'm surprised that you haven't read any by her. She has many that are praised highly. I hope you enjoy her work if/when you give her a try.

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  3. I love this author!! I have this one on my Kindle just quietly and patiently waiting its turn!!

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    1. Staci ~ This was my first, so I hope my next is even better. I look forward to your thoughts on this one! What I really want to get to is another Jio. She has another one coming out, too!

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  4. I've never read this author, and I'm not sure about this particular book, but I've had her on my radar for quite some time. I also need to try Sarah Jio.

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    1. Les ~ I have 2 of her books on my TBR shelves, and I'm excited to get to them now. And, yes you do need to try Sarah Jio. :) I've only read her second one, but have her first ready to go. I just don't have the time to sit and read. It's easier for me to listen and do, so I prefer audio.

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  5. I haven't tried Chamerlain yet but, like you, have a few on my shelves.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ I'm looking forward to reading another. I'm not sure when that will happen though. So many books . . .

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