The Secrets of Midwives

The Secrets of Midwives

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.-Emily Giffin
Three generations of women
Secrets in the present and from the past
A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...

Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy-including the identity of the baby's father- hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's-one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250051899
Branch Call Number: HEPWO
Characteristics: viii, 308 pages ; 25 cm


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LoganLib_Dove Nov 25, 2016

This book really warms your heart and reminds you about the importance of family! I read it in one day, it was that easy to read. The book has an excellent ending and is perfect for anyone needing a book to take them away from life. Once the book has ended, the reader re-enters their world with more engagement and passion for life than before.

Nov 14, 2015

It was somewhat slow for the first two/thirds but then really picked up on interest. Great ending !!!

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