One of my all time favorites

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The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain has quickly become one of my favorite books of all time. This story follows Carly, a pregnant widow in the 1970s, who learns that her unborn child has a heart condition. She learns how to time travel, and travels to the year 2001 so the baby can have surgery. I was apprehensive at first because I don't usually like books that center around time travel, but this book surprised me. While time travel is certainly an important piece of the novel, the story is more about the strength of a mother's love. I felt for Carly and her daughter, Joanna, throughout the story and felt transported to both settings while reading this book. The historical aspects are woven into the story seamlessly and I found myself hugging my daughter extra tight after reading this. If time travel isn't something you enjoy reading, don't write this one off! It is so more much than a book about time travel.