Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(55)The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain

I think that Diane Chamberlain is one of the most underrated authors in her genre. Her books are always well written, well plotted, and so engrossing that I am thrilled to read each and every one. The Midwife's Confession is absolutely no different.

After the suicide of their friend, Noelle, Emerson and Tara discover a partially written apology letter. An apology for taking her newborn daughter to replace the newborn daughter she dropped as a direct result from her use of painkillers. As Noelle and Emerson start digging into the life of the friend they thought they knew, they discover shocking secret after shocking secret. Can they put all of the pieces together without tearing apart their own lives?

Over and over again Diane Chamberlain provides us with books that provoke conversation on subjects that are somewhat taboo in polite conversations. She has once again written a book that I think would be a wonderful book club suggestion, it even includes a Readers Guide. If you have yet to read anything by Diane Chamberlain, I encourage you to do so now. Start with The Midwife's Confession! You won't be disappointed!


Mari said...

I can't wait to read this book! We are reading it for the manic mommies book club later this year, should be a great selection and I'm happy it's getting good reviews.

So glad you enjoyed it!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

I think it will be a GREAT book club selection! I can't wait to hear what you think about it!

Brandie said...

Your review of this helped make my decision to buy the book. Thank you!

Becs said...

I just have to say, it was my girlfriend's pick for book club this month. I suggested this book to her and after much deliberation she chose it. I am enjoying it so far and suggested it fully on your recommendation :) I'll come back and let you know how it was rated by us girls.

Cindy said...

This book sounds so good and will go on my must read list!

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