New York Times  Bestselling Author

Publication Day: The Good Father is Here!

My favorite day of the year! After twelve months of plotting, writing, rewriting, and rewriting again, here it is: The Good Father! Usually I feel some anxiety along with excitement as I ย wonder how my readers will respond to my new story, but the early reviews have been so enthusiastic that all I feel today is happy.

In The Good Father, a young single dad, Travis, loses his home and his job and takes desperate measures to provide for his four-year-old daughter, Bella. But it’s not only Travis and Bella’s story. Bella’s mother, Robin, is about to marry into a high profile family when her past suddenly catches up with her. And Erin, a young woman grieving the loss of her own child, is thrown into turmoil when Travis abruptly leaves Bella in her care. The Good Father is the story of these three lost souls and the little girl who brings them home.

I think The Good Father will make a great read for book clubs, and I’ll be happy to call your club by speakerphone if your schedule matches up with mine. There are discussion questions in the back of the book along with an interview with me. You can also find those questions and interview—plus an excerpt from the book—on my website right here.

I hope you’ll love this story and I can’t wait to hear what you think. (UK and AU readers, The Good Father is available for you now as an ebook, but unfortunately you’ll have one more month to wait for the print edition.)

I have two copies of The Good Father to give away and I’ll choose the winners randomly from everyone who leaves a comment to this post by Wednesday evening, 10pm EST. Open to everyone worldwide. Good luck!

69 Comments

  1. Pamela L on April 24, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I cannot wait to read this…Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lisa crossthwaite on April 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      I would love love love this book, i have read all of your other books and loved them all and never been disappointed you are one of my favourite authors
      best wishes from Bath, england
      Lisa

  2. Margaret on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I was recently recommended one of your books on Twitter and have now read 2 others. Thankfully I have a kindle so no need to wait. Looking forward to reading ‘The Good Father’ and catching up on your earlier books.

    Thanks for the enjoyment.

    Margaret

  3. Alessia on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Happy Book Birthday from Italy, Ms. Chamberlain!

  4. Susan on April 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Can’t wait to read this book! I am sure I will enjoy it as much as all the others!

  5. Margo on April 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Buying my copy today!

  6. Caryn S on April 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Cannot wait to read it!

  7. aida alberto on April 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Congrats on the new release. Can’t wait to read this one. Love all of your books.

  8. Deborah Tyson on April 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I started reading it this morning on my Kindle. Looks like another great read!!!

  9. Audrey Bonnell on April 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I have so been waiting for this book if I win and have already purchased my copy I will put one in the Alpine Haus Apartments Library. Lots of readers here and a lot of new to reading residents. Thanks Diane for all the time and effort you give add joy and enrichment to to live of your fans.

  10. Ida Faye on April 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Looking forward to reading Your latest! Love all your books.

  11. stacey on April 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    can’t wait to read this book. I’m planning on getting it on kindle as I live in the UK and don’t want to wait that long!

  12. Raeanne Knull on April 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I can NOT wait to read this book. It’s great to “know” an author, whether it’s via facebook or not! It’s awesome how personal you are with us!!!! Thank you so much for all of your WORDS!!!

  13. Marla on April 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Congrats on the new book. I would love to win a copy of it. Thanks for the opportunity..

  14. Marta Viera on April 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Can’t wait to read. Looks so good.

  15. Krista Schuster on April 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Hi Diane! We are friends on Facebook. Still my favorite author, you inspire me! I love how I never know where the story is going to end. I am still unable to put your books down, and I am always telling my friends to buy your books! Looking forward to reading your newest book.
    Krista :))

    • Diane Chamberlain on April 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks for spreading the word, Krista.

  16. Wanda Zerangue on April 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I’ve enjoyed every book of yours that I have read. I so look forward to this one and would truly appreciate winning one. Thank you for this opportunity and enjoy the day!!

  17. Lindsay Border on April 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I’m excited to the read the book! As soon as I finish up my current read (which should be today or tomorrow), I’m going to pick up a copy and I’m sure be unable to put it down!

  18. Rhonda on April 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I can’t wait to read this one…your stories are always so moving and inspirational. TY for the chance to win as well…(-:

  19. Andrea on April 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

    How exciting!!! Im so glad that The Good Father is out- I can’t wait to get my hands on an actual copy. E-books are nice for prereading, but there’s nothing better than turning the next page in a book ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Diane, as an avid read and a supporter of all of your work, I want to thank you once again for all of the work and love that you put into The Good Father- it is emotional as it is beautiful. I look forward to reading many more of your works! Best wishes on the release of your newest!
    -Andrea

    • Diane Chamberlain on April 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks, Andrea, and thank you for the wonderful review on your blog.

  20. Paula Kellaway on April 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I cannot wait to read this one, but I’m in the UK so I’ll have to be patient a little bit longer.

  21. Kimberly Bundy on April 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I would love to read this book but none of the stores around here sell your books and I’m not close to a book store that does. The Kindle may be my only option.

    • Diane Chamberlain on April 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Kimberly, they should be able to order a print book for you at no extra cost to you. Good luck!

  22. Terry Parrish on April 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

    So glad its finally out and would love to read it. Thank you, Diane for the chance.

  23. tia on April 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

    i cant wait to get the book …hasnt come out in uk yet!! if its as good as all the others i cant wait!!!!

  24. A. Andrews on April 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I am so happy that its finally out and I can’t wait to read it. Taking my undergraduate final exams and working on papers right now, so I’m saving it as the first book to read once graduation is over! Absolutely cannot wait! As an author, you are also one of the few that actually care about your fans. Thank you, Diane for all your wonderful literary treasures!

    –A. Andrews

  25. Beth on April 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Already downloaded to my kindle! I can’t wait to read your new book.

  26. katie on April 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Looks like another great book…would love to have a copy.

  27. Betty on April 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Getting my copy today! See you at Quail Ridge…

  28. Sharon on April 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Looking forward to reading this but will have to wait a little longer for it to be released in the UK.

  29. Melissa Appleton on April 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    CAN NOT WAIT!!! So exciting!! Congrats!!

  30. Hailey on April 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I would love to win a copy of your newest book. Best wishes to you on your newest release. I’m sure it will be just as amazing as your other stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Brenda on April 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    This sounds like an awesome book, no doubt it is, look who wrote it! Can’t wait to read it and cry,cry,cry! A good cry though.

  32. jen on April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    so far its been awesome!
    i almost dont want to read and finish the book, cause then it is over ๐Ÿ™

  33. Rachel on April 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I can’t wait to buy and read…I think we’re actually planning a trip to B&N today. Maybe I’ll hold off on purchasing and see if I win the copy instead ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Fiona on April 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I know it will be worth the wait – can’t wait to read it!

  35. Terri Clark on April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Oh I cant wait to read this book! Thank you for the chance to win Diane!

  36. Gina on April 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Diane, I’m gonna order your book from my indie bookshop. But I’m gonna save it to read until my vacation in Las Vegas next month. Seems like those two things go together. For the last few years now, it’s become tradition for me to read your newest during my Vegas trip. I’m very excited about this book. Can’t wait to read it!

  37. Laurie Truesdell on April 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Your books never disappoint, Diane! I always recommend them to friends!

  38. Sheree Gillcrist on April 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Right now for the first time in a very long time, I too am a lost soul looking for a good book to lead me back home to my heart. A dear friend who has been with me through thick and thin. Wo knew me long before my hair started turning grey, is ill, very ill and my heart is broken. I have been reading your books for as long as you have been writing them and you always manage to touch that place in my sou that needs ruffling and then soothing. Good luck everyone.

    • Diane Chamberlain on April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      I’m so sorry about your friend, Sheree. All I can say is that he/she is lucky to have you in his or her life.

      • Sheree on April 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        Thank you Diane.

  39. Ita on April 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I just discovered your books recently and love them. Since I live in Israel I’m having a hard time finding them here. I’ve been ordereing them one at a time on line. after I read, I’ve been passing them on to others to read and everyone loves them

    I would love to win a copy of your new book!

    keep up the great work!

  40. Stacie on April 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Congrats!!! Wish you great reviews!! I can’t wait to start it!

  41. Pat Hotle on April 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I preordered The Good Father and I am hoping to save it till we get to your beach condo. Think I can do it?? I sure hope so….. but October is a long way off. Love your books Diane and can’t wait to be at the same place that you do all your wonderful writing. Keep up the good work.

    • Diane Chamberlain on April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      I’m so happy to share my home away from home with you, Pat.

  42. Marilyn Conley on April 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    can’t wait to read it!

  43. Diana on April 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Can’t wait to read your latest!! I’ve read all your books and loved them all!!!!

  44. Ruth on April 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I can’t wait to read the book!

  45. Nan Moyar on April 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I am so happy that I can purchase your new book. You are such a great writer. Thanks

  46. Betty Bard on April 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I’m really glad it’s time for another DC book. Now I keep thinking of your comment about the promo calling it The Good Dad – stays in the back of my mind. Awesome blog background.

  47. Chantal on April 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Can’t wait to read this one. I lived in a French town and your books are a little difficult to find, at my library they had received 2 copies only. So. I hope I’ll get one!!!

  48. Sharon benjamin on April 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations on the new book, Diane!

  49. Virginia Pierce on April 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I have anxiously been waiting to read the book!! Can’t wait to read it, would be a lovely way to spend time snuggled in bed, with this great book ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Debbie Pawlowski on April 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Congrats!! I can’t wait to read your newest book! I love all your books!!

  51. kelly English on April 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    i downloaded it today but shouldn’t really start it until my job ends on Friday. I know I will probably be up all night tonight anyhow! Looking foward to it Diane! have already spread the news to my friends.

  52. O Norman on April 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book! Loved all the others I’ve read.

  53. Cindy on April 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Dear Friend, Congratulations on finishing and giving us another piece of your heart. I am so proud that you share your work with us on every level. When you finally finish the product, I feel as if “We” have been allowed in your home, at Starbucks, at the beach and all the other places you have been working. You bring us all in on the project by asking questions and asking for input.
    Love you Diane, and I am sure that this will be another success.

  54. Donna on April 25, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Can’t wait to read your new book! I am sure it will be as wonderful as all of the others. I would love to win a copy!!

  55. Lisa Bailey on April 25, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Hi Diane, just finished Brass Ring, as usual, amazing! Home last night from work at 10pm after 5 consecutive shifts & had to be up at 5.30am to go back in this morning, thought I’d just read a couple of pages & go to sleep but couldn’t put it down..finished it just after midnight, I thought just in time to start The Good Father!! Just a little tired tonight & a little frustrated because I can’t access The Good Father electronically, anywhere. I thought I had a print copy being dispatched from the UK but it still hasn’t been ๐Ÿ™ I seriously can not wait to read it! I love living in Australia but at the moment wish I was in the USA so I could easily get my hands on a copy! Luckily I still have a couple of your books downloaded on my e-reader that I am yet to read. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us, I will try & be patient until TGF is released in Australia! xxoo

  56. Debbie Ions on April 25, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Mine came via Amazon yesterday. Can’t wait to start reading it!

  57. kati mazza on April 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I cannot wait to read!!!! I hope I am picked ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. cindy welch on April 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I have read all your books and our book club has read at least 2 of them with high praise. I am anticipating another great read! Keep writing!

  59. Sharon on April 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Great book. I hope that it gets all of the accolades that it deserves.

  60. Denise Swain on April 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  61. Nancy on April 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Reading on my Nook. Loving it as much as I’ve loved all of your books!!

  62. Diane Chamberlain on April 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    We have our two winners! Hailey Fish and Donna Burfield. Congratulations, you two, and thanks to everyone who commented.

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