Saturday 24 September 2011

Guest Review: The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain

Today I am happy to welcome Louise Pridige onto the blog for a guest review of The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain. This book was published by MIRA books in June 2011.

“I don’t know how to tell you what I did'.

 Would you read a letter never meant to be opened? Would you want to know secrets never meant to be told? Or should a woman’s mistakes stay buried?

An unfinished letter was hidden amongst Tara and Emerson’s best friend’s things after her suicide. Noelle was the woman they entrusted to deliver their precious babies into the world, a beloved friend. Her suicide shocked them both. But her legacy could destroy them.

For her letter reveals a terrible secret that challenges everything they thought they knew. Taking them on a journey that will irrevocably change their own lives – and the life of a desperate stranger – forever.
I had only ever read one other book by Diane Chamberlain, The Lost Daughter so I was looking forward to getting stuck into this one. I wasn’t disappointed at all. Once opened I found myself keep going back in between doing other things! Each chapter was about a different character in the story and dipped back and forward in time so we got all different view points during the story. There was a few touching moments which had me reaching for a tissue! Half way through the story I did find I knew what the ending would be but that may just of been me guessing correctly!!
I don’t really want to give anything away for the people who may want to read it! The only thing I did feel was that it ended rather quickly.  Although it did tie up loose ends, there was still a couple of things which I would have liked to know what happened with. I will definitely be getting down my library and getting some of Diane’s other books!

Thank you Louise for your review. I haven't read any books by Diane Chamberlain yet, but she is definitely an author I hope to read in the future.


  1. Welcome Louise :=)
    I am like Viv and have not read any Chamberlain novels yet :)

  2. I had never read anything by Chamberlain before I read The Midwife's Confession and I really enjoyed it. It was very very close to the bone and I thought it was well written although like Louise says, I thought there was a rush to the end!

  3. I've read several books by this author, and loved them all. But this one totally blew me away! I literally couldn't put it down.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for your comments guys, I did really enjoy this one and will be getting out more to read! xx

  5. Thanks for review as it has made me just reserve it from my library.


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