Currently reading

Paul Hanley
A Month in the Country
Michael Holroyd, J.L. Carr
A Tale of the Dispossessed: A Novel
Laura Restrepo, Dolores M. Koch
Mesabi Pioneers
Jeffrey Smith, Russell Hill
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Jon Rothschild, Amin Maalouf
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Nayomi Munaweera

The Secrets of Midwives

The Secrets of Midwives - Sally Hepworth A quick, easy read in that enigmatic genre called "women's fiction". What exactly does that mean? Does it mean that men wouldn't want to read about midwives and their work. Probably.

The overall story is just as the blurb claims: three generations of women who work as midwives get along, but have secrets from each other and those around them. Through the course of the novel, all the secrets come out and they love each other anyway. And they reconcile with their partners as well. Throw in some difficult birthing scenes to show that they're good at their jobs.

It wasn't a thrilling book, but it was enjoyable and made for a feel-good entertainment.

I got a free copy of this through the First Reads program.