Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743538906
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 25/08/2015
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / General
    Medicine / Midwifery
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: $17.99

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

"a page-turner, told with great empathy" Weekly Times

"Hepworth's skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly ... heartwarming." Herald Sun

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 co-workers 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.

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

"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

Author Information

Sally Hepworth is the author of The Secrets of Midwives, a novel about three generations of midwives. The novel will be published worldwide in English, as well as in France, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Sally has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the U.K., and Canada, where she worked in event management and Human Resources. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two children. She is currently working on her next novel.


5 March 2019

Join Sally Hepworth at Barolo Trattoria for the Dymocks Camberwell Book Club, as she chats about her brand new novel, The Mother-in-Law.

6:30 PM

Barolo Trattoria Function Room
885 Burke Road Camberwell VIC 3124 Website