Monday, March 26, 2012

The Good Father

Title: The Good Father
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: April 24th, 2012
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Received From: NetGalley
The Good Father

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.

HOLY SMOKES! This was a very interesting book, Written from the point of view of three characters, Travis, Robin, and Erin. Each character has a tie in to life as a parent that is different and unique. All three characters have a special place in this story. I was so intrigued with the relationship of Travis and Robin, and the way the each were living their lives after being driven apart. The integration of Erin into this story and the healing she gained from the relationship with Travis and Bella was endearing and heart warming.

 As we traveled through their changes in life, we paralleled into the life of Robin, living separately from Travis and Bella and not even knowing where or how they were. At times I wanted to cry for Travis and his daughter Bella, at times I wanted to scream out in the pain I knew he was feeling over the changes in his life circumstances. But in the end good won out over evil and that is always a happy ending! I consider this book top notch and hope you will enjoy it too!


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