The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain - 417 pages
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: 3.5 stars
A quick, fast paced read with lots of twists to keep you engaged. I really hated the cover because the character I assumed it portrayed looked nothing like this woman. There was a lot of deceit, cover-ups and lies but they seemed to work well in the book. At times I felt it hard to believe some of it, but honestly, I've seen so much over the years, that I believe truth is often odder than fiction, and so I fell for it all in this book.
Beyond the deceit, there was a good mix of friendship, mother-daughter relationships and love.
Quote I liked:
“Sometimes it was hard to express how much you loved someone. You said the words, but you could never quite capture the depth of it. You could never quite hold someone tightly enough.”
Tags: Fiction, 2012, Mothers/Daughters, Friendship, Chick Lit
Labels: 2012, Chick Lit, Fiction, Friendship, Mothers/Daughters