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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

The Secrets of MidwivesThe Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth.

I would like to start in thanking St. Martin's Press via Net Galley in allowing me to read and review this lovely, heartwarming, emotional book.

I have a close relationship to Midwives as my great gran was one, back in the day. I never met her. But growing up I was unaware we had anyone in our family who was a midwife, it was something I aimed myself to become.
However, my life went into a different direction, when I voiced my ambition I was told all kinds of stories about my great gran.

So reading this, I was entranced throughout.

I pictured it like Call the Midwives, but it was oh so different than that.

There was a lovely part I read in there where the Midwife said that she loved her job, of course for the babies, but the ending of a beautiful picture where the birth is over, Mum is hugging her baby and Father is asleep exhausted by her side! Typical Male I thought.

We have the uproar of Midwives where they are wanting, needing more recognition from Doctors. Doctors who thought they knew it all.

I do remember when Midwives always had to ask the Doctors about EVERYTHING and didn't seem to have any stretch in their enrollment, thank goodness things have changed.

Floss who was a midwife in the 1950's holds a secret, she's kept this from her daughter and now her granddaughter, its not a small secret either. You have to wait a long time before its revealed.

I kinda got Floss secret but there was more to come from other members in this lovely cast of a story.

It was a believable story except for the part of "who was the Daddy" but then again, I watch Jeremy Kyle!!!!

This is the very first book of Sally Hepworth's I have had the pleasure of reading, so I am going to now look and see what else she has written.

I think you will like this!

A novel about three generations of midwives (a woman, her mother, and her grandmother) and the secrets they keep that push them apart and ultimately bind them together

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. 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. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s—a secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

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