Review: Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie

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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?

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Review

4-star

Wrapped in red starts off with Minka Greene Montgomery unknowingly suffering from Postpartum Depression.
Clear signs that most new mothers don’t know they have. What’s great about this story is that it gives you an understanding that sometimes not everything is visible until it is pointed out.
But yet, denial that there is a problem leaves new mother’s fighting against themselves.
Minka and Jason Montgomery had started off great in their relationship. They got married and soon were pregnant but when their twins, Sebastian and Maya came along, Minka found that she wasn’t coping.
With Jason working away and Minka holding down the fort, it becomes apparent that soon enough her married life will suffer because of her struggles.
It’s only when one of her friends confronts her that Minka decides to get help. It’s not only her that is suffering but also Jason. With the added support of her friends and husband, Minka discovers that this was the right choice to make. Not only does she find that she’s on the right path for herself but her life with her husband gets revamped and falls back into place.

It found this book to be informative as well as a great read. Real life issues blended with fiction really do set the scene for those who have had to go through this exact struggle.
This was well written and has a wonderful story line.

Reviewed by Rebecca

LLEP Review Team

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