Review: Dear Dad by Giselle Green

Dear Dad
Author: Giselle Green
Publication Date: March 31, 2016
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

Synopsis:

Three people longing to find love. Connected by one big lie.
Handsome, 28-year old, Nate Hardman is a frontline reporter with a big problem. Suffering from shell-shock and unable to leave his house, he’s already lost his social life and his girlfriend. Now his career prospects are sinking fast.
9 year-old Adam Boxley who lives alone with his ageing nan, also has big problems. Neglected at home and bullied at school, he’s desperate to reach out to his dad – and that’s when he sends his first letter to Nate. Only Nate’s not who he thinks he is. Will he help? More importantly – can he?
Across town meanwhile, caring but impulsive teacher Jenna Tierney really wants to help Adam – except the feisty redhead has already had enough of teaching. Recently hurt by yet another cheating boyfriend, Jenna’s now set her sights on pursuing a dream career abroad … only she’s about to meet Nate – her dream man who’ll make her re-think everything.
The big question is; can three people desperate to find love, ever find happiness when they’re only connected by one big lie?


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Dear Dad was a very touching, beautifully written novel that deals with numerous issues. I was immediately drawn into the story and the lives of the characters.

Adam was sweet kid. He had a maturity about him that you would expect in a child left to care for an aging adult. I felt so badly for what he had been through, but I was proud of how he handled himself throughout everything that was thrown his way. His character really stood out to me.

Nate’s anxiety, fear and physical reactions were realistic and relatable. His journey to overcome his anxiety was inspirational. I loved how Jenna and Adam were able to help him. The more I got to know Nate, the more I liked and respected him.

Jenna was exactly the type of teacher I would want my own child to have. She really cared about her students and went above and beyond. I also enjoyed the self-discovery she went through in the story.

My favorite thing about Dear Dad was the connection between all of the characters and how they supported each other. I also loved the romantic relationship that blossomed between Jenna and Nate. It was a really fun book to read.

I would recommend Dear Dad to readers who enjoy women’s fiction or contemporary romances.

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