Sep 22, 2016

Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie Review

Wrapped in Red
Martha's Way #3.5
By: Mika Jolie

Christmas is a time to be merry and bright. For Minka Montgomery, it’s anything but.

While Martha’s Vineyard bursts with festive lights and good cheer, a black shadow parades around and within Minka. With her Christmas spirit conspicuously absent, her marriage to Jason Montgomery has snowballed and is spiraling out of control.
The weight of motherhood–and her new role as a wife–presses on her shoulders. Self-doubt creeps in and swiftly turns to hopelessness.
As her anxiety level rises, can she share what’s in her heart with her husband? Is there a branch of hope to hold on to? With Christmas only twelve days away, can she find her Christmas spirit and rediscover the true meaning of the season?

Minka and Jason finally had their babies, but Minka is struggling, she feels like a failure, as if everything she does is not good enough, as if everyone else is able to take care of her children and her husband, except for her.

But it's not until Lily confronts her about having postpartum depression, does Minka realize what's wrong with her. But how can she ask Jason for help when she should be able to do it by herself? Isn't that what good mothers and wives do?!

I seriously want to commend the author Mika Jolie, for taking such a tough subject and with the aid of her amazing writing talent, write an amazing book that helps mother and soon to be mothers, realize that PPD isn't anything to be ashamed of and there is nothing wrong with asking for help. As a nanny I work for women with this depression and they want to hide it as something to be ashamed of, and that is FAR from the truth. So believe me I will be recommending this book to every mother I know.

But let's get back  to the story at hand, if you have had the opportunity to read The Scale, you will recognize the struggles that Minka and Jason have already gone through. But I do enjoy the way the author writes honestly about a women's body issues do not disappear into thin air, and never returns. I have to say, I love this update with the Martha's Way crew and I hope we will see them again and again.

I give Wrapped in Red 5 stars! And a huge Thank You to the author for tackling the sensitive subject of postpartum depression.

 Mika lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos - her husband and their two energizer bunnies. She's addicted to Spotify, lip balm and a cute scarf.
When she does have time to breathe, and isn't behind her computer, you can find her working on her garden, reading, hiking with her camera slung over her shoulder, or practicing her knitting skills.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for this awesome review. This was a sensitive topic to tackle and I hope I did it justice.