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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Review: The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain

The Midwife's Confession 
Publisher: Mira
ISBN: 0778329860
Pages: 432 pgs
Genre: Fiction/Mystery
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

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Summary from publisher:

Dear Anna,
What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry…
The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life.

Yet there was so much they didn't know.

With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives—and the life of a desperate stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.
 
My Review:  

 This week has been a mess of random mayhem, good reading and crazy book buying. This was a part of the good reading portion.

I loved this book from start to stop. I haven’t been in the mood for a mystery type book for a long time but when I started reading this one I just couldn’t stop. I wanted to know why Noelle killed herself as much as Tara and Emerson. I almost needed Noelle’s story to be figured out…and I didn’t think I could sleep until I knew—which resulted in another night of no sleeping for Gracie.

Like all Diane Chamberlain books, the writing was excellent. She really knows how to tell a story and make you love and relate to her characters. I love how this story was told through time jumps and changing perspective. The time jumps were perfectly placed and never left me wondering what time frame I was in. I also love how each character gets a chance to tell it from their perspective. Each character’s voice came through extremely well and it definitely helped the pace of the story.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.

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