I just finished listening to the audio book The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain. I had found myself on my on line lending library looking for a book when I remembered have liked all Diane Chamberlain books so far so I should just check to see if they had any others in audio form available and they did. I was so happy. Reading a favorite author is like catching up with an old friend.
I really liked this book. It’s one audio book that I found myself purposely doing things that allowed me to listen longer. Ruby even got an extra long walk so I could listen longer.
One of the things I really like about her books is that she tells the story from several different people…typically three different people. It really makes a story seem more complete to me. What’s amazing is that Chamberlain does such a wonderful catching me and making me feel empathy for each of the characters. The other thing I love is that she makes flawed characters that are still lovable.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, “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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.5 stars. I’d agree.
With that, I’m off to see if my lending library has any more Diane Chamberlain books…I just love them. Try a Diane Chamberlain book if you haven’t yet.
1 thought on “What I’ve been Reading: The Good Father”
I have to agree with you on this book and the author. I just finished this one and looked for more by her. Now I am “reading” The Silent Sister and it hooked me very early in the book. I hate having to put it away to work.
I have taken up knitting this past year and one reason I am enjoying it so much is that I can listen to my books while I knit. I listen while I quilt too, but it is harder to find the time for that, so knitting it is!