PositiveBookreporter\"Tony\'s Wife is deeply entrenched in Trigiani’s own world of Italian American family, culture, tradition and food. She expertly draws from her multilayered experience with ease, making the story both charming and authentic. Although it is a long, slow read that requires you to get used to the languid pace, the most dominant (and my favorite) aspect of the novel is Chi Chi. She’s strong and resilient, a powerhouse and an unbeatable force of nature. If you like Chi Chi, you will adore this unforgettable book.\
RaveBookreporterIt’s a bit like the film Back to the Future ... But it’s unusual in a book, and Chamberlain gets full marks for the smooth movements from 1970 to 2001 to 2013 and finally back to 1970. The Dream Daughter is a page-turner that has the power to simultaneously warm your heart and break it. Readers will be drawn to the narrative of a mother’s love and sacrifice for her baby, along with the intriguing details of time travel and flashes of history.