Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Midwife's Confession, Diane Chamberlain

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Synopsis: 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.

Thoughts: So many secrets between three friends. Every time I thought I knew where the story was headed, it took another turn, and I was surprised yet again. It was written in a very realistic manner, and the characters were all people I would enjoy getting to know. The relationships between Tara, Emerson and their daughters struck several chords with me, taking me back to the days when I had two teenaged daughters in my house.  I laughed, I cried, I felt angry...it was an emotional rollercoaster.

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