The Secrets of Midwives

Sally Hepworth

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27 August 2015
336 pages

What if those you cherish harboured a secret that could break you?

In Sally Hepworth's The Secrets of Midwives 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 But the more Grace presses Neva about the identity of the baby's father, the more withdrawn she becomes.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 suppress 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?

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