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The Good Father

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 20, 2012 – Prolific author Chamberlain (Kiss River) explores themes of family loyalty, grief, and healing around Travis Brown, a good man in an impossible situation. Twenty-three-year-old single dad Travis is struggling to get by with his young daughter, Bella, before a fire destroys their home and kills his mother. Now without child care, Travis finds it hard to secure work, and grows desperate. So when his neighbor suggests a business opportunity in Raleigh, N.C., Travis jumps at the chance. He takes Bella to Raleigh, where he discovers that the work he s accepted is trafficking cocaine. Though he balks at first, Travis decides that he has little choice. He leaves Bella with Erin, a local coffee shop waitress who recently lost her own daughter, and does the job, which goes awry, leaving Travis and Bella s lives in danger. Erin tries to take Bella to safety, but the drug dealers find them and hold them hostage until Travis can bring them a shipment of drugs that he s already abandoned. Chamberlain s keen grasp of regret and grief makes for a surprisingly thoughtful and compelling tale.

Customer Reviews

The good read

This was my first read from this author and I liked it. A bit of a bizarre story -not sure it could ever really happen - but it was believable enough to keep me engaged. I felt the father's desperation and i understood both mothers. With each chapter written in someone's point of view, it was hard to keep everyone straight, especially as the plot jumped between the past and present. Attention writers: the point of view idea is overused. Unless there is a compelling reason, just write a normal book.

Great fast read!!!

Kept my interest right from the start, and had a hard time putting it down! Great length, not too long. Another great story by D.C.!

The good father

Very interesting story
Very hard to keep up with whose who.
Jumped to quickly to different people
Did not enjoy this type of writing
This is my 2cents worth as the saying goes
Rate. Three stars.
Review with 3stars

The Good Father
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: May 01, 2012
  • Publisher: MIRA Books
  • Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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