The Secrets of Midwives

  • Filename: the-secrets-of-midwives.
  • ISBN: 9781466852631
  • Release Date: 2015-02-10
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press



"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 Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...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. 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's—one 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?

The Secrets of Midwives

  • Filename: the-secrets-of-midwives.
  • ISBN: 9781447279860
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



What if those you cherish harboured a secret that could break you? Neva Bradley, a young midwife, has just learned that she is expecting. She's been present at the magical stages of many women's lives but she is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy hidden. And the weight of Neva's secret is beginning to bear down on everyone around her . . . Neva's mother Grace finds it impossible to let the subject rest. But the more Grace presses Neva about the identity of the baby's father, the more withdrawn she becomes. For Neva's grandmother, Floss, a retired midwife, Neva's predicament eerily mirrors events from her own past. She now must decide whether she is ready to confront a memory she's managed to supress for over fifty years. As Neva's bump grows, it becomes harder to conceal the truth. Will each of the women reveal what has been buried for so long, or are some secrets best kept hidden?

The Secrets of Midwives

  • Filename: the-secrets-of-midwives.
  • ISBN: 9781743534335
  • Release Date: 2015-02-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.



In a family of midwives, some secrets are too big to keep hidden ... "a page-turner, told with great empathy" Weekly Times "Hepworth's skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly ... heartwarming." Herald Sun 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, cannot let this secret rest, even while her own life begins to crumble around her. 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. "This is women's fiction at its finest ... a wonderfully satisfying story ... touching, tender, and meticulously researched" Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies "Enchanting ... Hepworth's skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly ... it's easy to lose yourself in the lives of the three, strong female protagonists." Daily Telegraph "Hepworth illuminates one of the most important moments in a woman's life - when she becomes a mother - and spins a story that will hold you captivated until the end" Emily Giffin, author of The One and Only

The Things We Keep

  • Filename: the-things-we-keep.
  • ISBN: 9781743548325
  • Release Date: 2015-12-22
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.



A novel of love undaunted by obstacles, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives. "You'll shed a few tears as the women try to forge a new life, despite the fact that they can't, or won't, remember the past. One for long afternoons." Sydney Morning Herald Rosalind House might not be the first place you'd expect to find new love and renewal, but within the walls of this assisted living facility two women have their lives changed forever. Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years of age, knows that her twin, Jack, has chosen Rosalind House because another young resident, Luke, lives there. As if, Anna muses, a little companionship will soften the unfairness of her fate. Eve Bennett also comes to Rosalind house reluctantly. Once a pampered, wealthy wife, she is now cooking and cleaning to make ends meet. Both women are facing futures they didn't expect. With only unreliable memories to guide them, they have no choice but to lean on and trust something more powerful. Something closer to the heart. PRAISE FOR THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES "This is women's fiction at its finest ... a wonderfully satisfying story ... touching, tender, and meticulously researched" Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies "Enchanting ... Hepworth's skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly ... it's easy to lose yourself in the lives of the three, strong female protagonists." Daily Telegraph "Fans of Call the Midwife and One Born Every Minute will relish Hepworth's debut novel about three generations of midwives" Who Magazine

The Midwife s Confession

  • Filename: the-midwife-s-confession.
  • ISBN: 9781459201538
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Diane Chamberlain
  • Publisher: MIRA



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.

Secrets of Eden

  • Filename: secrets-of-eden.
  • ISBN: 9781847378354
  • Release Date: 2010-07-22
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Chris Bohjalian
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



'There' says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, when she come up out of the water after her baptism. Just a few short hours later, Alice is dead, shot by her abusive husband who turned the gun on himself soon after. Tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, Reverend Drew feels his faith in God slipping away as he tries to unearth the truth behind Alice's death. Only new arrival Heather Laurent -- the enigmatic author of wildly successful books about angels -- seems able to save him from slipping into the depths of despair. Heather has her own story. She survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen. But then the state's attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself . . . and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew. Related through the eyes of four different narrators, Secrets of Edenis both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives. Once again, Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems.

The Last Midwife

  • Filename: the-last-midwife.
  • ISBN: 9781466886148
  • Release Date: 2015-09-29
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Sandra Dallas
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press



SANDRA DALLAS is the author of fourteen novels, including A Quilt for Christmas, Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

The Amish Midwife

  • Filename: the-amish-midwife.
  • ISBN: 9780736940559
  • Release Date: 2011-02-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Mindy Starns Clark
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers



A desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets a mysterious lay-midwife who needs her help after an Amish client and her baby die.

The Midwife of Hope River

  • Filename: the-midwife-of-hope-river.
  • ISBN: 9780857899507
  • Release Date: 2012-09-05
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Patricia Harman
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd



'Utterly true and lyrical, Harman's book should be a little classic' Jacquelyn Mitchard Call the Midwife meets The Help in this heart-warming debut novel by Patricia Harman. As a midwife working in rural poverty during the Depression, Patience Murphy's only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need-and least likely to pay. Patience is willing to do what it takes to fulfil her mentor's wishes, but starting a midwife practice means gaining trust, and Patience's secrets won't allow her to let anyone in. The Midwife of Hope River beats with authenticity as Patience faces seemingly insurmountable conditions: disease, poverty, and prejudices threaten at every turn. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.

The Secrets of Midwives

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  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher: Josephine C. Foreman



"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 Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...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. 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's—one which, if revealed, will have...

The Sandcastle Girls

  • Filename: the-sandcastle-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781471110733
  • Release Date: 2012-08-02
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Chris Bohjalian
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A haunting love story set during the First World War amidst the horrors of the Armenian Genocide One woman's journey into her family's past reveals a shocking story that has never been told. 1915, Aleppo, Syria.When Elizabeth Endicott steps off the boat from Boston, armed only with a crash course in nursing, nothing could have prepared her for the atrocities she is about to face. For Aleppo is the arrival point for the hundreds of thousands of Armenians who have been forced to march out of Turkey and through the desert to die. There Elizabeth gets to know Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter in the Genocide. When Armen travels to Egypt to join the British army, he begins to write to Elizabeth, and slowly realizes that, unless he can find his way back to her, he risks becoming lost forever. Present day, New York.Laura Petrosian has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought until an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a photo of Laura's grandmother advertising a museum exhibition. As Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history she'll find a tale of love, loss - and the hidden story of a nation in mourning. 'Chris Bohjalian is at his very finest in this searing story of love and war. I was mesmerized from page one. Bravo!' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife 'The Sandcastle Girlsis deft, layered, eye-opening, and riveting. I was deeply moved." Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed 'Powerful . . . Bohjalian's storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read' Publishers' Weekly

The Midwife s Choice

  • Filename: the-midwife-s-choice.
  • ISBN: 1410486885
  • Release Date: 2016-03-02
  • Number of pages: 493
  • Author: Delia Parr
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print



As Martha Cade struggles with the challenges of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she discovers the power of hope and the meaning of faith.

Secrets of the Singer Girls

  • Filename: secrets-of-the-singer-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781447280859
  • Release Date: 2015-03-26
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Kate Thompson
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



1942. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival turns up at the gates of Trout's clothing factory in Bethnal Green with no idea what her new life might have in store. There to start work as a seamstress and struggling to get to grips with the noise, dirt and devastation of East London, Poppy can't help but miss the quiet countryside of home. But Poppy harbours a dark secret - one that wrenched her away from all she knew and from which she is still suffering . . . And Poppy's not the only one with a secret. Each of her new friends at the factory is hiding something painful. Vera Shadwell, the forelady, has had a hard life with scars both visible and concealed; her sister Daisy has romantic notions that could get her in trouble; and Sal Fowler, a hardworking mother who worries about her two evacuated boys for good reason. Bound by ties of friendship, loyalty and family, the devastating events of the war will throw each of their lives into turmoil but also bring these women closer to each other than they could ever have imagined.

Tales of a Midwife

  • Filename: tales-of-a-midwife.
  • ISBN: 9780755362752
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Maria Anderson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Maria Anderson trained as an NHS nurse and went on to become a midwife, a job she has adored for over twenty years. After fainting whilst attending her first three births, Maria went from nervous trainee to assured midwife and in her brilliant memoir she recounts the highs and lows of life inside the maternity unit. From frantic fathers and breaking her hand during a traumatic home birth, to witnessing the delivery of quads and the ultimate devastation of assisting the delivery of a stillborn baby, Maria has had an extraordinary career. Tales of a Midwife is a funny, poignant and heart-warming account of a devoted midwife.

Witches Midwives Nurses

  • Filename: witches-midwives-nurses.
  • ISBN: 9781558616905
  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY



A bestseller for decades, this contemporary classic gets a substantial new introduction by the authors.

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