#ThrowbackThursday The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain

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Renee @It’sBookTalk began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. I’ve wanted to join this meme for a long time and I thought it would be a great idea because it forces me to read books from the TBR and not only new releases. And, of course, I can also include some old favorites!

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“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.

This book had been on my TBR for a very long time, so when it finally came the moment to read it, I was excited. I’ve said before that Diane Chamberlain’s writing always manages to keep me hooked from the first pages and I love the way she crafts her stories. This was one of her most popular books and it certainly had me addicted, although it wasn’t the best book I’ve read by her.

This book reminded me a bit of Desperate Housewives because of the premise, I think the author was definitely inspired by that show, because the similarities are pretty obvious. This was a tragic and sad novel, and my main issue was that it had too many twists. Okay so everyone knows I love to be surprised, but I felt like Chamberlain was trying too hard here. Way too many coincidences for my taste. And the whole transplant thing was a big no. It’s a pity because I really loved the first part of the story where the two friends start investigating and the overall idea is great, but there were a few things that prevented me from loving The Midwife’s Confession as much as I had hoped.

 

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

6 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain

  1. When there are too many twists and unlikely coincidences it can just ruin a story for me. I’m sorry this one wasn’t up to par for a Chamberlain book.

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