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The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
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Jul 20, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 20 to 24, 2012

I really enjoyed THE GOOD FATHER. Having been a Diane Chamberlain fan for awhile now, I was pleased to see this one out in paperback--and it dovetailed well with Meave Binchy's MINDING FRANKIE.

This book, however was a bit different in that it really dealt with the day-to-day dealings--and frustrations of a young single father who never married the mother of his little girl. It covers themes such as adolescent love, teen pregnancy/adoption, lost love, as well as the hard decisions all parents make for the sake of their children. There were a few unrealistic parts of the book, though...why, for example was Travis' character not offered any insurance money for the house fire? Why couldn't he use his credit card (assuming he has one--he is 24) for some expenses like a hotel?

THE GOOD FATHER is divided in chapters based on each character's perspective ala Jodi Picoult, which I like...but I definitely think the author could have dove farther into the inner workings of these characters, but I am a "head" person, myself and that may not bother anyone else...

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