Friday, May 13, 2011

The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain Review & Giveaway

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. 

Diane Chamberlain's newest story will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat! Noelle's suicide throws her two friends Tara and Emerson for a loop. They didn't see this coming and are shocked. What could have driven Noelle to take her own life? A woman who had such a passion for life.

They find an unwritten note addressed to Anna, and it sparks their investigation. They want to find out why Noelle did what she did. But the more they reveal, the more they realize that they didn't really know Noelle at all.

Twists, turns, suspense, friendship and love are keen traits of Chamberlains. This novel is no exception. You will find yourself caught up in her clever storytelling as her characters and their lives capture your attention and do not let go until the final shocking conclusion. Told from several points of view and with flashbacks, Chamberlain has created a perfect blend of character creation, relationships and manipulation. A highly recommended read!



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USA/Canada.  Contest ends May 27th.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected via randomizer.org.  I received an ARC of this novel to facilitate this review but all thoughts and opinions are expressly my own.

65 comments:

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  9. Diane Chamberlain is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. I have not had the chance to read any of Diane Chamberlain's books and would love to start with The Midwife's Confession. The story sounds intriguing. Thanks!

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