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The Midwife's Confession | [Diane Chamberlain]

The Midwife's Confession

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.
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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.

©2011 Diane Chamberlain (P)2013 Tantor

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    Paula DAVIS, CA, United States 03-07-14
    Paula DAVIS, CA, United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2008

    scrappyat 50

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    "Here you'll find friendships formed over years..."

    and the assumptions built into relationships that allow you to think you know the people in your life.This book tells a mysterious tale that is spun out gently while the reader is drawn into the lives of the characters. Their stories are complex and intertwined. They became real people, and I cared about what happened next.
    There are many characters and plots throughout the book and it also moves around in time. Despite that, it reads easily and I did not get lost. This book rises above "Summer beach" reading (although I would totally listen to it there). I hope others enjoy the listen as much as I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 12-14-13
    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Very intense, very intertaining"

    I enjoyed this story, but wanted (and needed) more from the ending, Characters were well developed and well-connected into the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gg 10-02-14
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    "Would be great except for the narrators..."
    Would you try another book from Diane Chamberlain and/or the narrators?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator for Noelle had the worst lilt to her voice so every sentence ended in the same tone- very annoying. Everyone else was ok.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Walker 04-29-14
    L. Walker 04-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good read.... more predictable at the end."
    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrators were very good.... Enjoyed the different voices to convey various emotional locations of the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Shires Des Moines, Iowa 04-19-14
    J. Shires Des Moines, Iowa 04-19-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Wonder What Comes Next"
    What made the experience of listening to The Midwife's Confession the most enjoyable?

    Everytime I thought I had the plot in hand, a new and surprising detail made it's appearance. This book had me pertetually wondering: What will the next surprise be?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    budsmom Baltimore, MD 03-24-14
    budsmom Baltimore, MD 03-24-14 Member Since 2013

    Mystery Maven

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    "take notes when you read"
    If you could sum up The Midwife's Confession in three words, what would they be?

    interesting, confusing, suprising


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Midwife's Confession?

    the ending, don't want to give away


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    don't know


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Grace and her mother at the end


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a good read, a little long, but i think because of many intricate twists and turns with each character. I felt myself getting confused as to whose baby was whose and that was a distraction. Overall, I did enjoy the book-sort of a mystery too.

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    Molly Southgate, MI, United States 11-18-13
    Molly Southgate, MI, United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Hideous Voice"
    What disappointed you about The Midwife's Confession?

    The narration was painful to listen to.


    What was most disappointing about Diane Chamberlain’s story?

    Narration


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    The voice - and not a smooth read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It seemed like an interesting story, I'll probably read it, but listening to it was not an option for me.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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