Brownie Fix by Ellen Cardona

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.**

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  1. July 27, 2012 / 7:31 am

    Thank you for reviewing Brownie Fix. Love the review.

    Ellen Cardona

  2. Samantha
    August 7, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    Thanks Ellen!

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