May 13, 2011

Review "The Midwife's Confession" by Diane Chamberlain

Published by MIRA Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2986-2
At the request of Meryl L. Moss Media, an ARC TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (from back of 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.
  My Thoughts and Opinion: I became a fan of this author after reading her novel, The Lies We Told, which I rated a 5/5. Because of such a high rating, I quite honestly was a bit leery if this book would be as good. Ms. Chamberlain did not disappoint. Another phenomenal read. The author with her creative writing style brings the characters to life and transports the reader into the story line. I truly felt the ambivalence of emotions that the characters were dealing with. The chapters alternate between the past and present of the characters' lives. An engrossing read where secrets and lies can alter so many innocent lives ( vague due to not wanting to include spoilers). A page turning, must read book!! This story will stay with you long after you finish the last page. I will be anxiously awaiting and look forward to her next novel. I highly recommend!!


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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have only read one of Diane Chamberlain's books so far and I loved it! I am glad to hear this one is a good one since it is on my wish list. I have a few of her other books in my tbr pile and hope to get to them sometime soon.

TheBookGirl said...

How wonderful that this book lived up to your first read of hers :)
I read and enjoyed your author interview with her.

Gigi Ann said...

I have never read any of her books, now I have 2 books added to my TBR list.

Nise' said...

Glad you liked this book! Diane has a great backlist of books. I've been a fan of hers for years.

TheBookGirl said...

How nice that you liked this one as much as you did the earlier book :)