Review: The Midwife's Confession

Why I picked it: Manic Mommies Book Club (October 2011 selection)
Synopsis: 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.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Another solid book club selection, filled with a lot to discuss.  Women enjoy talking about motherhood, from having babies to life as a mother.  Mix in a suicide with a secret life, this is a page turner. 

I'm not sure what I would do if I discovered that one of my closest friends was leading a double life.  This story is told through flashbacks and current day life, two friends unraveling a secret life while grieving. 

I have a page of topics/questions for our book discussion in October.  I can't wait to talk to the author!

Rating: 4/5 stars
Source: Review Copy