Friday, May 27, 2011

A new book for your summer reading pleasure

It has been a while since posting about books I've been reading. I have a lot of books to recommend but I especially want to share with you today a new book that I feel confident you'll want to add to your reading list. The Midwife's Confession, by Diane Chamberlain, is a page turner that will grab you on page 1 and you will not be able to put it down until you turn the final page. I read The Midwife's Confession in the car last weekend on our 13 hour drive to Indiana. The car ride flew by and I was completely captivated by this story, only pausing from my reading to talk the Mister's ear off about what was happening next in the story.

GOODREADS REVIEW: 'I don't know how to tell you what I did.' The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle - her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her family - described a woman who embraced life. But they didn't know everything. Because the unaddressed letter reveals a terrible secret...and a legacy of guilt that changes everything they thought they knew about the woman who delivered their children. A legacy that will irrevocably change their own lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - forever. Diane Chamberlain gets to the heart of the story.

MY THOUGHTS: Diane Chamberlain captures her readers' attention on the very first page and through a series of twists and turns reveals the secrets that Midwife Noelle Downie harbored that affected the lives of many. The reader will think they've figured out some of the plot twists but I highly doubt that you will know the true answers until you've turned the final page.

I was completely captivated by this story. The character development of each one of the many people involved in each of Noelle's secrets was well established. The story is told chapter by chapter through the viewpoint of the various characters. The story is fast paced and truly a page turner.

If my enthusiastic description is not quite enough to pique your interest in The Midwife's Confession, then perhaps this video book trailer that might also pique your interest:

Until next time,



  1. thanks for sharing! I will definitely pick up this book to read! Looks fantastic! Susan

  2. I have this book but haven't read it yet. Sounds like I'll enjoy it. I like it when the author keeps me guessing until the last page.


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