Released on 29 January 2015.

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The Secrets of Midwives

3.76 based on 8142 ratings & 1200 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Neva Bradley is a third-generation midwife living in Boston. A natural introvert, she's never courted attention like her flamboyant mother, nor become a trailblazer like her grandmother. So when she finds out she's pregnant, Neva decides to keep the news a secret from her family and coworkers. But she soon realizes that even the bulkiest sweater isn't going to keep her news hidden forever. She's going to have to admit she's pregnant... and reveal the identity of the baby's father.

Grace, Neva's mother, craves the passion and attention her daughter shies from, but her once-hot relationship with her husband is sputtering, and her own daughter barely tolerates her. When Neva announces her pregnancy - and refuses to reveal the baby's father - Grace finds herself a challenge that just might add some excitement to her dreary life.

Then there's Floss, Neva's grandmother, a retired midwife enjoying a new relationship, the first authentic one of her life. But when her granddaughter reveals the mysterious nature of her pregnancy, Floss is thrust 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. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

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'Touching, tender ... A delightful read'
Liane Moriarty, author of The Husband’s Secret
'With empathy and insight ... Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel (about) 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
'With empathy and insight ... Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel (about) 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