Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review, Audio Giveaway, and Audio Clip of The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth



REVIEW: 

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

Floss, Grace, and Neva are grandmother, mother, and daughter.  They all are midwives, and they have secrets that they have held a short time, secrets they have held for their entire lives, and most importantly secrets that they do not want to have to reveal.  The secrets are personal secrets and not secrets about midwifery.  These secrets bring the characters close together but also far apart.  

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES is a wonderful book addressing family relationships and how the delivering of babies is something so personal and intimate that a midwife can't help but become involved with her patients.

You will love the wonderful mix of characters.  All the characters are loveable and all are characters you will want to get to know better, characters you will admire, and characters you will miss once the book has ended.​

Women's fiction fans won't want to stop reading THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES for many reasons.  The main reason being that you will find yourself bonding with every character and feeling as though you are sharing the pain and joy along with them.

If you are like me, you will have tears throughout the book as you become involved with the characters and enjoy the smooth, enjoyable, delightful writing style of Ms. Hepworth.  

Don't miss reading THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.

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GIVEAWAY:

CONTEST HAS ENDED.

THE TWO WINNERS ARE:

Susan #7
Katherine #15 

CONGRATS!!


USA Only

TWO WINNERS

Go here to enter the AUDIO Giveaway of THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES

February 10 - February 17

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AUDIO CLIP:

Go here for the audio clip.

15 comments:

  1. I hope everyone gets a chance to read this book or listen to the audio.

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  2. The title of this made me think it was historical fiction so I avoided it. You've made it sound really good!

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    1. No....it is women's fiction.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. Great review, and an interesting theme. I know two people who are midwives, so it's definitely not a thing of the past. I love the idea of it being a family thing: Grandmother, mother, daughter, and that each of the midwives harbors secrets. Sounds like a fascinating read.

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    1. It was quite good, Elizabeth.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. This looks so good! I have seen it around and on audio I bet it would be amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. It was a pretty good read.

      You are welcome about the giveaway.

      Thanks for stopping, Sheila.

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  5. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Elizabeth! This book about midwives sounds fascinating.

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    1. I enjoyed the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  6. Midiwiving is such a hard job. This book looks like it would be very interesting.

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    1. I wouldn't want to be a midwife.

      Thanks for stopping, nrlymrtl.

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  7. Hi Elizabeth,

    Not a job at the top of my list, I have to say. But then again, I never had any children, so I can't really comment on the experience from any perspective - LOL!

    This book has been doing the rounds just lately and I have looked at it several times. However after reading both your own and another mutual blogging companion's reviews, I have succumbed and added it to my 'Want To Read' list.

    I would have been totally jealous of your US readers getting the chance of a giveaway, but I am not really into audio books, so I don't feel quite so bad about having to wait to get my hands on a copy :)

    Nice review, as always.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. I think you will like it.

      Thanks as always for your thoughtful comment.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  8. Coincidence? I'm presently reading Call the Midwife. This book sounds really good. I love generational books about women. Could you suggest the best equipment and/or method of listening to audio books? The last time I did was with tapes and cassettes! LOL!
    Thank you for the drawing.

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    1. Great to hear you are reading a midwife book too.

      I am sure the audio will be a CD.

      You are welcome. Thanks for stopping, Sam I Am.

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