Ellen Cardona is currently on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Brownie Fix. I think this novel has a very specific audience. The main character, Persey, is dealing with pregnancy, giving birth to her son, and then severe postpartum depression. While I do not have children yet, I do hope to be a mother in the future, and so I was intrigued by the fictional take on postpartum and motherhood as a whole. Persey struggles right away with her issues of impending motherhood, and Cardona takes readers to a very dark place with Persey, where she even has thoughts of harming her new son. The book has a ton of raw emotion and feels very real, I didn’t feel like anything was hidden or glossed over when it came to the characters or storyline. There are even some much need comic-relief moments when it comes to the supporting cast, such at Persey’s mother and neighbors. One character I really enjoyed was Persey’s husband, who was a huge rock for her during her struggles. While this wasn’t a typical read for me, I was able to learn from the book and have a better understanding on postpartum depression. I also liked that the author wrote this book and suffered through postpartum herself (not that I wish that on someone!) but I think that is a big reason while the writing felt so real to me. I knew that the person behind the words had been there and done that, and I find it commendable she was able to produce Brownie Fix.[Rating: 3.5]
**Everyone who leaves a comment on Ellen’s tour page will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Brownie Fix before July 30 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**
Connect with Ellen!
Website (AND TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER FREE!): http://www.ellencardona.com
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Email: ellen (at)ellencardona(dot)com
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