The Midwife has Never Been so Strange

Like most writers, I have Google Alerts set to let me know when my books are mentioned on the Internet. Today, I received just such an alert for The Midwife’s Confession and it’s very, very weird. Not only is there a YouTube video connected to the alert for a Christmas season sale (Midwife is a June book, and I had the video attached to this post, but apparently YouTube terminated the account of the person who put it up, so it’s no longer available. A shame, because it was good for a laugh) but it has the following description of the book. Since the description was originally in English and this description is in broken English, I can only guess that it was somehow translated into another language and then translated back. At any rate, it gave me a laugh and we can all use a laugh on a Monday morning, right? Enjoy!

 The Midwife’s Confession (MIRA)

I don’t know how to characterize you what i did. Would you read a letter never meant to be opened? would you need to know privates never meant to be told?  or should a woman’s mistakes stay buried?  an unfinished letter was hidden amongstst tara and emerson’s better friend’s things after her suicide. Noelle was the woman they entrusted to deliver their costly babies into the world, a preferred friend. Her suicide shocked them dual. But her legacy could destroy them. For her letter reveals a terrible private that challenges everything they idea they knew. Taking them on a journey that will irrevocably replacement their own lives – and the liveliness of a desperate stranger – forever. “a marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem.”  diane chamberlain regains to the heart of the story…


  1. Margo on August 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

    LOL!!…this was perfect for Monday morning! Diane, there was a full moon on Saturday nite so maybe the ‘cosmos’ had something to do with it. (-O:

  2. Judi on August 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Love that you regain to the heart of the story!

  3. Sheree Gillcrist on August 15, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Loved the ‘costly babies ‘. They sure are and worth every and I’m hoping that I am one of your ‘preferred friends as well:} What would that make the rest of your friends.

  4. Ann Riersonook on August 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

    This is a wonderful Monday morning e-mail. I am glad I am in my 3rd week of recovery from surgery – my incision is not apt to split! I did get quite a laugh out of this. I agree “every book you write IS a gem”!

    • Ann on August 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Don’t know where that last name came from!

      • Diane Chamberlain on August 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

        Too funny, Ann!

  5. Laurie on August 16, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I know the phrase is ‘lost in translation’, but this translation has gained laughs aplenty!

  6. Fiona on August 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I just love this

  7. Beverly on August 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I agree – this was hilarious. I think it’s wonderful that you have such a grand sense of humor, Diane. Everyone of your books is a GEM. I cannot put them down. Now that I can’t find any of the old ones I’m having Chamberlain withdrawal. NO ONE writes like you.

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