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Wanted to love it, but....,
This review is from: The Midwife's Confession (Paperback)
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I've been a big fan of Diane Chamberlain's work, but the last two I've read, both this one and 'The Lies we told' haven't quite hit the mark. The writing is still lovely, and the quality of the plot is still good. However, you have to suspend belief far too much for me to enjoy this.
The characters are generally good, but one of the characters who turns out to be very important is so one-dimensional that it renders the end of the book a bit of a let down. Actually, quite a lot of a let down.
The bulk of the book is really a (Cliche alert) page turner. I've always enjoyed the quality of the writing with Diane Chamberlain too though, and whilst I really, really wanted to love this, I just couldn't quite manage it. I just wouldn't recommend it with such conviction as say 'Breaking the Silence'. Still would pick up another of her books though, as I know that most of her books I've loved. Just this one, not so much.
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Initial post: 29 Jun 2011 18:28:57 BDT
How could we possibly believe that it was Tara's baby that could have been swapped when her husband was at the birth? Did I miss something there. I found that part a bit far fetched.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2011 21:01:58 BDT
Thanks for telling us that before we got the chance to read the book...DUH!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2011 16:43:44 BDT
That comment seems like a spoiler but obviously the writer intends the reader to know that early on in the book. so although I wouldn't have typed that in a review myself I don't think it spoils the book!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2011 14:32:53 BDT
Yes. I agree, I have not read the book but the title sort of gives it away, doesn't it? What else would a midwife have to confess to?
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 13:46:48 GMT
Sorry to say but before you've even started this book you've probably guessed correctly what's going to happen, although not the specific characters who are affected
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