The Midwife's Secret

by Emily Gunnis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1472272056 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pliersbabe on 1/28/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by pliersbabe on Saturday, January 28, 2023
1969 On New Year's Eve, while the Hiltons of Yew Tree Manor prepare to host the party of the season, their little girl disappears. Suspicion falls on Bobby James, a young farmhand and the last person to see Alice before she vanished. Bobby protests his innocence, but he is sent away. Alice is never found.

Present day Architect Willow James is working on a development at Yew Tree when she discovers the land holds a secret. As she begins to dig deep into the past, she uncovers a web of injustice. And when another child goes missing, Willow knows the only way to stop history repeating itself is to right a terrible wrong.
For decades the fates of the Hilton and James families have been entwined in the grounds of Yew Tree Manor. It all began with a midwife's secret, long buried but if uncovered could save them from the bitter tragedy that binds them. And prove the key that will free them all...

Released 1 yr ago (1/29/2023 UTC) at BlueBay Beach Club in Gran Canaria - San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas Spain


This book was very interesting and gave insight as to what secrets and confidences a midwife kept. As men became doctors, the emotions and travails of pregnant women were brushed aside as women were viewed only clinically, and their birthing process changed to make it easy for the doctors to make it more convenient for themselves and way less comfortable for the birthing women. To say that men took over the birthing from midwives would be an understatement. They’d botch a birth, call a widwife and then blame her if the woman or baby or both died. This story goes back and forth between the women and times, so the reader has to keep the characters straight as well as the timelines

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