I just finished The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain. This is one of those books that I just borrowed the minute I saw it was available via my on line library and I am SO GLAD I DID! It’s a good book.
Most of you who read my reviews know that I prefer historical fiction. This really isn’t. But I still really liked the book. This is a wonderful book to take on vacation or to the beach and most everyone will like it. The audio book is especially wonderful as it is read by several different voices. Sometimes with audio books, when there is more than one teller of the story, yet only one voice reading it’s hard to tell which character is telling the story. With this book the voice are all distinct and I loved that.
Without giving too much away I can tell you this is story that involves a suicide-a death-a revelation-a lost child-a found child-cancer and a whole lot of wonderful character development all mixed in between.
There’s what Amazon had to say about the book, “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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.5 starts. I’d have to agree…maybe even a little bit higher. It’s the best book that isn’t historical fiction that I have read in a long time.