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Critical Praise

“THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES is women's fiction at its finest. Sally Hepworth has written a wonderfully satisfying story about three generations of midwives. It's touching, tender and obviously meticulously researched, giving the reader a fascinating window into the amazing world of midwifery. A delightful read.” 

—Liane Moriarty, author of THE HUSBAND'S SECRET

“From the first page, I could not put THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES down. Sally Hepworth delves into family secrets and family love in two different eras, adding mystery and plot twists at a breathless, exhilarating pace. I simply love this book!”

—Ann Hood, author of THE KNITTING CIRCLE

“THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES is a compelling exploration of life, loss and love. Family secrets test the bonds between three women --- Neva, her mother Grace, and her grandmother Floss --- as they bring babies into the world and navigate their own complex paths. The story deepens and enlarges as it moves through their varied perspectives to its powerful conclusion.” 

—Christina Baker Kline, author of THE ORPHAN TRAIN

“With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters. THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES is that rare tale that weaves together the past and the present in a totally absorbing narrative. Sally 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 till the very end.” 

—Emily Giffin, author of THE ONE AND ONLY

“Hepworth's debut enchants…as three midwives unravel their secrets in the path of a classic New England storm…combines vibrant and nuanced characters with a breathtaking plot.”

—Beatriz Williams, author of A HUNDRED SUMMERS