The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
Way back before I had children I worked a little bit as a doula. Because of that I got to know a few midwives and went to about 6 or 7 births. I haven’t done a lot with birth since then other than having three of my own children. This book, The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth took me right back to those days.
The Secrets of Midwives is about three generations of midwives and the secrets that they have. Neva is keeping the details surrounding her pregnancy secret. Grace, her mother is not okay with not knowing who the baby’s father is. Floss, Grace’s mother and Neva’s grandmother has a secret of her own.
This book has great characters, a great story that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next and a touch of Call the Midwife feel to it as part of the story takes us back 60 years to England. I loved reading about life as a midwife and doing so brought me right back to my own births as well as the ones I attended when I was a doula.
Sally Hepworth lives in Australia with her husband and her two children. She also wrote The Things We Keep as well as The Mother’s Promise: A Novel that comes out in February. I will be adding her other books to my to be read list.
Have you read The Secrets of Midwives or anything by Sally Hepworth?