Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain -- And A Giveaway

When the folks over at MediaMuscle asked if I would be interested in participating in a blog tour for Diane Chamberlain's latest, The Midwife's Confession, I was a bit excited. I've never read Chamberlain before now, but I love finding new authors, and the premise of her latest was intriguing. So I said yes. And here it is, plus a giveaway! For your chance to win a copy of The Midwife's Confession, keep reading. Dets below.

Chamberlain is the award-winning author of twenty novels. According to her bio, she's worked as a hospital social worker and a psychotherapist, and her first book was started in a doctor's waiting room back in the 80s. Her experience has certainly given her a keen insight into people, their emotions, their motivations, and universal struggles, all apparent in the characters of The Midwife's Confession.

When Noelle Downie commits suicide, those around her, including her best friends Emerson and Tara, are shocked. Noelle, a midwife by trade and a force within their community -- supporting and creating programs to help parents and newborns -- was the last person anyone expected to take her own life. But as Emerson and Tara soon learn, Noelle was hiding some dark secrets in her past. Secrets that affect Emerson and Tara, in fact. Secrets that weighed on Noelle and brought her to her breaking point.

Wow! This was an intense and emotional read. Really one that begged to be finished in one sitting -- and I did. Chamberlain touches on some very sensitive issues in this book as well, issues that all contribute to Noelle's tale. Chapters alternate from character to character, giving readers a look at things from literally all sides of the story.

If you're unfamiliar with Chamberlain, as I was, The Midwife's Confession is a great starting point. Readers who enjoy dramatic women's fiction with a touch of suspense and characters that literally come to life on the page are sure to enjoy this book. I have to say this is certainly not going to be my last read by Chamberlain, folks.

The folks at MediaMuscle are letting me give away one copy of The Midwife's Confession here on the blog. Simply leave me a comment here (with email) before midnight, Tuesday, May 17 (US only please). On Wednesday, May 18, I'll draw one random winner who will get their very own copy of Diane Chamberlain's latest. And, if you tweet or cross post about this giveaway, send me a link and I'll enter your name a second time.

Good luck and happy reading! And thanks to Tricia for allowing me to participate in the tour.

(Check out this trailer created by John Pagliuca Productions)


Marla said...

This book sounds awesome and I would love to be able to read it.

Anonymous said...

I'm very interested in this one and look forward to finding a copy to read. The trailer makes it sound great! Thanks for sharing and do enter me in the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love Diane's books would love to win a copy of the newest one.
Katie S.

Kitty Kay said...

Would love this book. pamcamel@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I have only read THE SECRET LIFE OF CEE CEE WILKES, but that was enough to hook me on Chamberlain. I am so excited about meeting Diane this coming Friday in Wilmington, NC, at Pomegranate Books at 6 pm for her book signing event.

stichnRN said...

love her books. would love to win one

Kristine said...

I have read ALL of Diane Chamberlain's books and cannot wait for this one!! Would love to win a copy!! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I love Diane Chamberlain's work!!! and I would love to be able to win a copy of "The Midwife's Confession"

Tonya Z


Brenda Witchger/Brynn Bonner said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for the recommendation.

Anonymous said...

I love Diane Chamberlain and would love to win this book. Thanks Pat

Anonymous said...

I Love Diane's books...Would love to win :) kchant@hotmail.com

Amy said...

I am very excited to see this book released! I have just "discovered" Diane Chamberlain myself and, in the last few days have read four of her older books, Keeper of the Light, Kiss River, The Secret Life of Ceecee Wilkes, and The Escape Artist!!! Can't wait to read this new one!

Corri R said...

Diane Chamberlain always makes a person think if not about their own psychological underpinings, then certainly those of friends and families. Her books have undoubtedly helped thousands of people!

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Tinkerbell81976 said...

Can't wait to read this book, hopefully I'll be the lucky one to win it. :) Thank you for the chance to win!!