‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett
“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka
Monday, 4 April 2011
The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain
Chamberlain packs in a lot of emotion the whole way through and finishes with a great ending.The narration alternates throughout the book with the main first'person voices being Tara and Emerson, but we hear a fair bit from others too, plus some revealing third-person insights into the past with flashbacks about Noelle which are interspersed at various stages of the novel. I would recommend this read if you have enjoyed any of Diane Chamberlain's other novels, or equally if you have never tried her before. A very satisfying page-turner.