The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel

[amazon_link id=”B000OCXFWY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel[/amazon_link] By, Kim Edwards

Another great book!  And this time it’s a novel.  I can’t remember where this book was recommended, but part of what drew me to it was the fact that one of the leading characters was a nurse who assumed care of an unwanted baby.  Being a nurse myself, anything medical does draw my attention; especially in a novel!

Caroline Gill was the nurse and she assisted with an unexpected birth of twins to Nora, the wife of the doctor she worked with on a daily basis.  The first was a son and the second a daughter who had down’s syndrome.  The doctor/husband made a split second decision to send the daughter away without Nora  knowing about it and told her the child had died during birth.

The book chronicles the lives of these three main characters and how this one decision affected all of life.  It was thought to be the easy thing to do; to spare pain and heart ache, but in fact it did the opposite and affected their lives more than he could have ever dreamed.

The book is well written and an easy read.  It’s about 400 pages long I think, but reads quickly.  There were times I had a hard time putting it down!  Often I thought that it was obvious it was written by a female author because of the way some things were romanticizes, or the male characters thought or acted the way women wish they would!  Still a good book and comes as a recommended read from me!

Photo Credit: Brenda Starr

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