20 Feb Prolific author Chamberlain (Kiss River) explores themes of family loyalty, grief, and healing around Travis Brown, a good man in an impossible. 24 Apr SIGN UP FOR DIANE’S NEWSLETTER · Home · About · Books · Blog · EVENTS · Media The Good Father. Praise · Reading Guide · Interview. 24 Apr There are three narrators in The Good Father: Travis, Erin and Robin. Whose story is it? To which character did you feel most connected? 2.

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The Good Father is as much the story of what one man would do for his daughter as what two mothers would do for theirs. No wife, he said. An emotional, lively, heart-warming book just like every other Diane Chamberlain book. The other main character, Erin, lost her daughter in a terrible accident and has never recovered.

How to write a great ths Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Fatheer any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. What events ultimately led to the choices he made?

This story is a true testament of the extreme lengths so many of us would go to protect those that we love and hold dear. Sep 28, Sheryl Sorrentino rated it it was amazing. The Diaane Father 3 36 Dec 28, Farher takes the risk of leaving Bella at the local coffee-shop with a kind woman named Erin who they have developed a friendship with.

She has a unique ability to write material chamberkain affects you deeply, giving you characters that are easy to love. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue.


Meanwhile, Robin, who believes Travis is married, tries chambedlain forget about Bella. Travis has managed to make ends meet and provide for Bella and his mother with his carpentry and building skills. There was suspense, relationship dynamics, betrayals, grief, guilt, desperation, good, evil, secrets, lies, friendships, innocence, terror, blame, and above all a parent’s unconditional love.

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Please visit Diane’s website dianechamberlain. Mar 15, Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: You could love her with all your heart. Robins father, for example, saw Travis as too lowly for his daughter, and thus tried to put a stop to their relationship. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he’s worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble.

The pivotal moment of the story comes right at the beginning, then the story restarts, and it’s a device I thought worked really well. In a plainspoken, almost simplistic way, The Good Father shows us what anyone might be capable of under desperate circumstances—in other words, what it means to be human. First off, the cover and title of this book tugged at my heartstrings and I wanted to read this one straight away.

The Good Father ‘is told from chambeelain alternating viewpoints, and also crosses back and forth across time, making it rather difficult to succinctly summarise, and admittedly, rather difficult to make sense of initially. Highly recommended to all readers with a concience. You could make them go away because you know that if you let them in, the pain could nearly kill you.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Robin is the mother who had powerful reasons for giving up Bella and who is finally strong enough to let herself wonder about the daughter she gave fathrr. And make no mistake, The Good Father is one heck of a story!

May 28, Stacie Vaughan diqne it it was amazing. Unfortunately she soon finds herself tangled in Travis’ problems. With his mother’s help, he has given Bella a comfortable life and infinite love.

The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

View all 20 comments. With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter’s sake. Enter diabe HarperCollins account username and password. We feel Travis’s hopelessness and despair. And the characters are the reason why this book is as good as it is. Although Bella’s mother, Robin, gave her daughter up at birth, she had good reason. Feb 11, Susan rated it it was amazing.

I could not put this book down and read it in 2 days.

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