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Publisher's Summary

In a family of midwives, some secrets are too big to keep hidden....'

Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy - including the identity of the baby's father - hidden from her family and coworkers for as long as possible.

Her mother, Grace, cannot let this secret rest, even while her own life begins to crumble around her.

For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her 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.

©2018 Sally Hepworth (P)2018 Macmillan Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

"This is women's fiction at its finest...a wonderfully satisfying story...touching, tender, and meticulously researched." (Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret

"Enchanting...Hepworth's skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly...it's easy to lose yourself in the lives of the three, strong female protagonists." (Daily Telegraph)

"Hepworth illuminates 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)

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Sentimental story... but we all love babies

Sweet baby story but the readers voice almost made me turn it off... high pitched, saccharine, unrealistic .

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Great!!

Great book awesome narration really thoroughly enjoyed it. As a midwife myself it was a really great read.

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Heart Warming

I felt this book was just what I needed.
heart warming and beautiful, the narrator, the characters, the storyline were all in sync and just perfect.
I would recommend this book to everyone!! Specially anyone who is in need of a warm hug, and a reminder of how precious, and how beautiful, birth and motherhood are
Thank you for such an amazing book 💜

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  • 04-08-2020

My favourite book this year.

Beautifully written and read. Three generations of women each with a story to unfold and each character interesting, flawed and perfect.
Wonderful stories of the agony and wonder of childbirth. Life and death. Mother and daughter.
Brilliant narration.

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