Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Midwife's Confession

The Midwife's Confession
Helen Klein Ross

The Midwife's Confession

Genre: Fiction

Summary (from Goodreads): 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.

Marcie's Review: I really enjoyed reading this book, but found it hard to believe that such close friends could keep such major secrets from each other.  It was like reading about soap opera characters.

Marcie's Rating: 4 stars

Becky's Review:  I enjoyed reading this fast paced drama of two friends investigating what caused their friend's suicide.  This book is told in alternating perspectives between the two friends, one of their daughters, Noelle and later another character.  Grace, Tara's daughter, was sullen and a typical teenager and there were times I just wanted to move on from her because I couldn't deal with the teenage angst anymore.  I thought some of the book was a little over dramatic but the book kept me engaged.  I did not see the twist in the book coming!

Becky's Rating: 4 stars

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