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Wrapped in Red (Martha's Way #3.5)

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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
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Published December 2nd 2015
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Monica **can't read fast enough**
WRAPPED IN RED is a quick and realistic peek into what is happening with Minka and Jason on their journey to a happily ever after. Minka is finding that motherhood is not all lullabies and rocking chairs and that having twins just makes adjusting that much harder. Once again, Jason proves to be a swoon worthy man and is willing to do what needs to be done to make his family work. WRAPPED IN RED is an enjoyable holiday quick fix read and a great bonus to the MARTHA'S WAY series!

**I received an AR
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
3.5 stars

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 touc
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LaShawn Vasser
Dec 26, 2015 LaShawn Vasser rated it it was amazing
As usual with a Mika Jolie book it was well-written, pulled at my heart-strings and just made me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Loved Loved Loved it! Can't wait for the next book!
Bree202
Dec 04, 2015 Bree202 rated it it was amazing
Another remarkable read from the ever talented Mika Jolie. Jason and Minka has always been at the top of my list of All-time-favorite characters/couples from the first time I had met them in The Scale and I am happy to that say that has not changed

Mika Jolie delivers a heartwarming emotional story that will touch readers. Many of whom can relate to if they had ever suffers from postpartum depression.
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We found Minka and Jason had welcome two babies into their lives. Minka was overwhelmed and wh
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Felicia
Christmas Magic!

A beautiful heartfelt story, and a perfect continuation/revisiting of our first and favorite Martha's Way couple - Minka and Jason.

The holidays are approaching and Minka is struggling and feeling inadequate. While in true Minka-fashion, she's in denial, wise counsel from a friend and common sense lead Minka down the right path. While we got the HEA in "The Scale", WIR reminds us that HEAs take work to be maintained. Even though she's a wife and mother, Minka is still a work-in-pr
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Frances
Nov 29, 2015 Frances rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-want-it
I had a chance to read an ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, so here I go being honest. I must admit I am not big on novellas because they are short reads. Most times they leave you unsatisfied and wanting more. I have read all of Mrs. Jolie's books and The Scale( her first) was my favorite. Wrapped in Red is a stand alone holiday story of the two main characters Jason and Minka from The Scale. Minka now a wife and mother experiences the highs and lows of marriage and motherhood like ever ...more
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*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.*
Amber
Nov 19, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful addition to Minka and Jason's story. Wonderfully written short story that touches PPD and the difficulty some may face with reconnecting after having a child. 5 solid stars.
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Oct 26, 2015 Sassy Beta Reading & Review rated it it was amazing
Mika does it again with this novella the continues the story of Jason and Minka. It's Christmas time and Minka just isn't feeling the Christmas spirit. With the twins being only 9 weeks old, Jason working out of town a lot and the twins not being on cohesive schedule, Minka is feeling overwhelmed. With have PPD, things can't get much worse.

Things are strained at home and poor Jason doesn't know what to do about it because Minka will not talk to him about what is going on. She refuses to ask for
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Darlene
Dec 04, 2015 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone /romance
Recommended to Darlene by: Mika Jolie
Shelves: arc
TWINS & TRYING TO FEEL SEXY





I received an ARC from the author MIKA JOLIE-in exchange for an honest opinion. This is Mismousey very honest opinion of her book WRAPPED IN RED.

Having been following the entire Martha's Way series. I found this one - just as -no thats not right. This is was even better than all other's. And the reason I say that. Is simple- in this one we have a complete and different situation. One that can not just be worked out by 2 people. This one involves 4 people.

The way
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Mary
A very sweet and realistic Novella on my favorite couple from the Martha's Way series, Minka and Jason. It deals with them going thru postpartum depression. It also gives you a peak at the other couples.
Ivory
Dec 02, 2015 Ivory rated it really liked it
Beautiful. Short but sweet and emotional.
Sue
Dec 11, 2016 Sue rated it it was amazing
Wrapped In Red
Author Mika Jolie
5 Stars

Christmas is twelve days away. Minka has no interest in Christmas and when Jason suggests that they go but a Christmas tree. Minka tells Jason they don't need a tree? Disappointed he reminds her Christmas is their favorite time of the year, but she still says they don't need a tree. The twins are now two months old and since the are on different sleep patterns Minka is not getting enough sleep. Jason knows there is something wrong with his wife be she is not
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Lynn Jones
Dec 06, 2016 Lynn Jones rated it it was amazing
WRAPPED IN RED. BY: MIKA JOLIE *****5*****
CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO BE MERRY AND BRIGHT, BUT FOR MINKA MONTGOMERY, IT IS ANYTHING BUT MERRY. NOT ONLY IS SHE PRACTICALLY STILL A NEWLYWED, BUT SHE HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO TWINS FOUR MONTHS AGO. SHE IS RUN RAGGED AND VERY SLEEP DEPRIVED. NOT ONLY IS HER CHRISTMAS SPIRIT LACKING HER MARRIAGE TO JASON IS SPIRALLING OUT OF CONTROL. HE IS GONE A LOT WITH HIS BUSINESS AND MINKA IS LOOSING THE BATTLE ON HER SANITY. SHE NEEDS HELP BUT IS TOO PROUD TO ASK FOR IT SO
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Robin Rankin
Dec 17, 2016 Robin Rankin rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red was a great read and addresses an issue that I have never read about before in a book and that is postpartum depression. I’m not sure if this is something Ms. Jolie dealt with first hand or not but she did a great job talking about some of the symptoms and then showing Minka getting help with it.

Minka is learning how to be a Mom, but not to just one but two little bundles of sleepless nights. Jason has been traveling a lot since the babies were born and she has been learning how t
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Bobbi Wagner
Dec 18, 2016 Bobbi Wagner rated it really liked it
Wrapped in Red: A Christmas Novella (Martha's Way Book 4) by Mika Jolie is the fourth book in the Martha's Way series. This story is a Christmas story that will warm your heart. This story is about feeling insecure after a life changing event.

Minka Montgomery is a woman who just gave birth to twins. She is feeling overwhelmed and is insecure with how she looks. How will she handle being a new mom? Will she tell her husband how she feels and let him in? Christmas is coming and she just isn't fee
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Angela Batchelder
Dec 08, 2016 Angela Batchelder rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in red by Mika Jolie is a Martha's Way Novel. This book is a short one that you get to read more about one of my favorite couples from this group of friends. It takes place days before Christmas!! Since the close knit group of friends always celebrate Christmas at one other houses, This year its Minka and Jason Montgomery's house!!!
Minka and Jason's twins Sabastian and Maya are two months old. Minka feels very overwhelmed, which Jason out of town a lot from work. Minka doesn't feel like
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Melissa Schaub
Dec 17, 2016 Melissa Schaub rated it it was amazing
5 Stars *****

Wrapped in Red is a novella in the Martha’s Way series by Mika Jolie and it takes place right before Christmas.
Minka and Jason have a new set of twins to care that they love to the end but when the pressure of caring for twins settles, Minka starts to lose herself and is struggling with the feelings of failure. She is distancing herself from Jason because she is feeling so depressed and unwanted. When she is forced to see that she may be struggling with Post-Partum Depression. Once
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Italia Franson
Dec 15, 2016 Italia Franson rated it it was amazing
*** WARNING SPOILERS *** Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie receives 5 festive stars from me! Wrapped in Red is the third and a half book in the Martha's Way Series. This book is a novella set in the Holiday Season during Minka and Jason's first Christmas since having their twin babies. Minka is a stay at home mom with the twins while Jason has gone back to work and travels a lot due to his new position in his father's company. Sebastian and Maya are the cutest mixed twins that anyone could have wante ...more
Terri
Dec 07, 2016 Terri rated it really liked it
Learning to enjoy what you have

Wrapped in Red is a wonderful Christmas short story by Mika Jolie with all the characters from the Martha’s way series. The story is about Minka and Jason after the twins are born and how to adjust to life with babies and family. Minka is having a hard time adjusting to being a wife and mother of twins besides her already having self-esteem problems about her weight now she has a scare from the C-section from the babies. With the help of her loving husband and her
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Julie
Dec 23, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it
Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie is a four star novella. I thought it was a joy to read another story with the same characters from the Martha's Way series. This is a Christmas story set directly after Jason and Minka have their twins. Minka is very happy having her twins but she is also very very tired. How do people ever get sleep after having children? She has not quite figured that out yet. Especially since Jason is travelling so much. He is hardly ever home and when he is, he sleeps through the ...more
Jessica Graham
Dec 20, 2016 Jessica Graham rated it it was amazing
Rate: 5 Stars
Title & Author: Wrapped In Red ( Book 4 of Martha Way series) By Mika Jolie
Writing: Great
Violence: None
Sex: Some

“I feel…” She paused, searching for the right word. “Heavy,” She whispered. Everything in her life had become difficult to lift or move.
“I can’t spend the rest of my life convincing you that you’re beautiful’….’ It will eventually get tiring.”
‘Ouch’ Not what she meant. ‘[Jerk]’ And Yes, he could spend a lifetime convincing her she was beautiful. That was his job. They’
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Laura Furuta
Dec 22, 2016 Laura Furuta rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red: A Christmas Novella (Martha's Way Book 4)
By: Mika Jolie
5 out of 5 stars

The novella Wrapped in Red: A Christmas Novella (Martha's Way Book 4) by Mika Jolie is a wonderful holiday romance. Christmas in Martha’s Vineyard have festive lights and good cheer, unfortunately for Minka Montgomery this year a black cloud hangs over the holidays. With her just giving birth to twins, her new role as wife, and her husband being gone on business she feels self-doubt creeping in. As her mood tu
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Kayla Bartley
Dec 15, 2016 Kayla Bartley rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie is book 3.5 in the Martha’s Way series and is every bit is wonderful as the first three books in this series! Martha’s Vineyard is a place I want to live and Mika Jolie does an amazing job of bringing this place to life though her writing!

In this novella, we get a change to check in with Minka and Jason and see how life is going for these two! It’s Christmas time and while everything around her is merry and bright, Minka is definitely going through an inner crisis.
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Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Dec 15, 2016 Mom's Guilty Pleasure rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie 5 amazing stars

I absolutely loved everything about this short story...except the fact that it was short. As a mother I could relate, as a friend to new parents I understood and had empathy, as a relative to siblings with new kiddos I felt the urgency to help. This book tugged at my heartstrings, had me crying, smiling, frustrated, feeling hope and joy. For such a short story it packed so much emotion.

Minka and Jason had loved the season of Christmas and with it only
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Kelli Harper
Dec 08, 2016 Kelli Harper rated it it was amazing

FIVE STARS
In Wrapped in Red, Mika Jolie, has hit some very sensitve topics. This is a great novella with all the characters from the Marthas Way books. In this novella we see learn that Jason and Minka have had their twins and they had a boy they names Sebastian and a baby girl they named Maya. Ever since Jason started working with his father again he spends a lot of time travelling and Minka is doing all she can to keep up with two demanding newborns and she is exhausted.
Not understanding why
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Amanda
Dec 09, 2016 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red by Mika Jolie. I give this book 5/5 stars. Seriously wish i.could give this more stars. The theme of this book is Minka is having problems with postpartum depression and Jason doesn't realize it. This is the fourth book in the Martha’s Way series.
Minka is a new mother of twins. She was the main character in the first book The Scale. Her life works out perfectly for her. The quote I chose for her shows that she has some issues: “Well, mostly it needs to be me. I'm not a quick fix,
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Pam Snell
Dec 09, 2016 Pam Snell rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Another amazing book by the talented Mika Jolie. Mika has become one of my top go to authors. I have not read a book that I did not just totally fall in love with. This book is another one of those that I might even read again because it is so good. The story is about Minka Greene Montgomery and her handsome, devoting, loving husband Jason Montgomery. We heard their story in The Scale when Minka was worried about her weight and her sister and her fiancé. She met Jason while attending thei ...more
Katie
Dec 08, 2016 Katie rated it it was amazing
5 star review
Wrapped in Red is short novella that it part of the Martha’s Way series by Mika Jolie. You need to have read the previous books before you read this one, especially book 1 ‘The Scale’ as this is an additional part to Minka and Jason’s story.
Wrapped in Red is a Christmas time novella and is a peek into Minka and Jason’s life now that they have their beautiful twins who are just 9 weeks old. Whilst Martha’s vineyard is bursting with festive lights and good cheer a black shadow parades
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Elena
Dec 08, 2016 Elena rated it it was amazing
Wrapped in Red
By: Mika Jolie

5 stars

This is a short novella in the Martha’s Way series by Mika Jolie. This is the story of Minka and Jason, two months after giving birth to their twins. Minka is suffering from postpartum depression but refuses to accept it. What I love about this Author the most, since I started reading her books, is that she writes about real issues.

Postpartum depression is an ugly monster that the majority of mothers have experienced. Some levels of depressions are deeper th
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Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evo ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Martha's Way (3 books)
  • The Scale (Martha's Way, #1)
  • Need You Now (Martha's Way, #2)
  • Tattooed Hearts (Martha's Way, #3)

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