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The Secrets of Midwives
The Secrets of Midwives | Sally Hepworth
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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.Emily GifinThree generations of women Secrets in the present and from the pastA captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancyincluding 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. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter'sone which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?
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Beccacraft
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I LOVED this novel that follows 3 generations of midwives, their unique experiences, secrets, and difficulties. I didn‘t want to put it down, felt connected to the characters, and was invested in their well-being. Highly recommend.

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Eva_B
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I flew through this book! Loved it! I think this author deserves more attention than she gets. Her last book ‘The Mother-in-Law‘ was fantastic and so was this one. She apparently has another book due out next year. I will definitely be reading it. Meanwhile I‘m going back to read her other books. If you like Liane Moriarty, Marian Keyes, Jane Green and Louise Candlish, you‘ll like this author too.

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Eva_B
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My reserved library books have arrived! Yippeee! 😀Diving into this first one. I really enjoyed another book by this author called ‘The Mother-in-Law‘ which is why I requested this one. Three chapters in and so far so good!

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JenlovesJT47
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This is a multigenerational saga about 3 women — grandmother, mother and daughter, who are all midwives. Each carries a secret. Each chapter alternates with one of the main characters telling their story, some with flashbacks to the 1950s. All in all, I really enjoyed this. It‘s a feel-good story and a quick read. My only complaint is that it needed a bit more character development, but that doesn‘t detract from enjoying the story. 4⭐️

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TODAY‘S PROMPT: SECRETS

Three women, three generations, common interests, but mostly secrets.

Have you read it?

REVIEW: https://bit.ly/2MYRa3H

Mdargusch If it‘s anything like the tv show, there are probably some very interesting secrets. 4y
SilversReviews @Mdargusch Oh....I didn‘t know it was a tv show...thanks for the info and for commenting. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Joanne1
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This was a pretty cheesy, sentimental family saga but was surprisingly satisfying cos sometimes you need that kind of fast easy fiction.

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Ashley85
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1. Of course! Either a physical copy or e-book. Pleasure reading or reading for work.
2. Yep! Just went there yesterday. One of my fave places.
3. Yes. I discovered the joy of reading e-books back in the day when I was up at wee hours of the morning with my babies

@SilversReviews #tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews LOVE my library too...we have about four within five miles of each other. In fact, I am going to the library book club this evening. Thanks for playing. 4y
AJones I also enjoy a good trip to the library. I am heading their on Thursday with the family after work. 💙📚 4y
Ashley85 Awesome! Enjoy 😊 @AJones 4y
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jenniferajanes So glad I see I‘m not the only e-book reader on here! I had to move to a tiny apartment a few years back, and now my library is on Kindle. 😢📚 4y
Ashley85 @jenniferajanes yes! They come in handy. 4y
jenniferajanes @Ashley85 Absolutely! What tablet do you use? I‘m still using the Kindle Paperwhite that came out in 2012. 😂 4y
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Ashley85
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Enjoying this one so far!

SilversReviews I enjoyed this book. Glad you are too. 4y
CampbellTaraL This sounds so good, added to my TBR. 4y
Ashley85 Thanks! @SilversReviews @taraWritesSci 👍🏾👍🏾 4y
tammysue Stacking 😊 4y
Ashley85 @whatshesreadingnow cool! Hope you enjoy it! 4y
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calicodreamin
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What a lovely book. This story is honest and wholesome and entirely pleasant. I was urged to keep reading by the characters, they were real, and they were likable. There is conflict and resolution and throughout the entire story you are compelled to believe in these people. To believe that they will be okay and that their actions are made with the best of intentions. Lovely, in a word. This book is lovely ❤️

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 4y
calicodreamin @KateFulfordAuthor sounds like fun! Will do! 4y
KateFulfordAuthor Hope you enjoy it Sarah 4y
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Pelican71
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Nice story. I enjoyed this multigenerational story of mothers and midwives.

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Pelican71
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Let‘s see if this one holds my interest.

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Wife
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This was a pleasant surprise. I borrowed it on Overdrive for an impromptu road trip. Some unbelievable aspects, but this is fiction after all. The reader did well with most of the different voices, however one of the main character voices was child-like and high-pitched. It was a nice palate cleanser.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#occupationintitle #fallintobooks
One in the field of health care, the other in the arts.

TrishB Great choices 👍 5y
Cinfhen Niiiiice 💚 5y
MinDea I really enjoyed The Miniaturist 5y
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JenFischS
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The best Saturdays are the ones with used book sales!

cathysaid Wow! You got some good ones. I loved Alias Grace 👍 5y
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juliej88
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This has so many great lines!

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DebReads4fun
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I loved this book! It's about 3 strong women sharing family ties and a love of midwifery. The consequences of keeping secrets led to stress and heartache, but also to lessons in forgiveness, second chances and new beginnings.

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