Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mini Review: Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

The Good Father
by Diane Chamberlain
Mira (January 2012)
Literary Fiction

What's It All About?

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.

Who Should Read It?

Read it if you like the character-driven domestic fiction that Jodi Picoult or Barbara Delinsky deliver. Also, you probably will like this book if you enjoy alternating narrators. 3 stars.

What Else Should I Read?

What If I Don't Believe You?

Don't take my word for it! Check out these reviews:

Read In a Single Sitting | Mom's Small VictoriesBooks in the City


Anonymous said...

I have owned this for a long while but have not been particularly driven to read it. The premise is good and I like family dramas, but I have not heard anything too outstanding about it, and I strive to read only books that I think I will love Too many books and all that.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I wholeheartedly agree. To be honest, the only reason I picked this one up was for my book club I belong to at work.

Marce said...

I have had Good Father on my list for a long time. I also said I wanted to read Anita Shreve this year and never got to one.

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