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?
I’ve given birth three times already, but I’ve never experienced postpartum depression. This story, Wrapped in Red, tackles this anxiety disorder most mothers experience. I liked that I get a glimpse of how PPD affects a woman’s feelings and the people that surrounds her, babies included.
Minka recently gave birth to twins and was having a hard time getting sleep, running the house, doing everything. She’s got a wonderful husband who love her dearly, but she couldn’t get herself to touch him in return. She’s got issues with herself, her self-esteem, her self-worth. Her friends told her she’s got to talk to someone professional so she could move on.
This had been quite an emotional read, at first, but the flow of the story got to me. I liked how the main female character strove to make herself better, and I love her husband even more. Overall, the story was good. An early feel-good Christmas gift for readers who want to relax and enjoy.