The Good Father
By Diane Chamberlain
(Mira, Paperback, 9780778313465, 368pp.)
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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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.
Diane Chamberlain is the bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Midwife's Confession and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. Diane lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her Web site at www.dianechamberlain.com and her blog at www.dianechamberlain.com/blog and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Diane.Chamberlain.Readers.Page.
"A complex, heart-wrenching tale, Chamberlain's latest novel...offers a Jodi Picoult– like story line yanked from the most shocking of headlines. ...[The] frankness of each scene and character should grab readers and keep them eagerly turning pages right up to the startling climax."--Booklist on The Midwife's Confession
"Diane Chamberlain's characters are so realistic that you feel you know them in person, and when you get to the end of the book, you miss them."--New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay
"Diane Chamberlain's The Midwife's Confession is a compelling tale of friendship and motherhood told with compassion and vivid honesty. Chamberlain takes the reader on a taut journey filled with secrets, heartbreak and the power of hope. Impossible to put down The Midwife's Confession will break your heart and then mend it tenderly back together."--New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf
"The Midwife's Confession is an engrossing tale, one that keeps you guessing to the end, with all its twists and turns. This is a novel you won't want to miss!"-Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author of Once in a Blue Moon
"Chamberlain weaves an intensely engaging story of three people with a tragic past, complicated present, and unknown future who must struggle with trust, betrayal, and forgiveness." Booklist on The Lies We Told
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