Sunday, November 28, 2021

Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child by Maria Hopfgarten


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Book Details:

​Book Title:  Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child by Maria Hopfgarten
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 138 pages
Genre: Self-Help / Grief and Bereavement
Publisher: Amazon
Release Date: July 2021
Formats Available for Review: print- softback (USA and Canada), e-book (Gifted Kindle, mobi, ePub, PDF)

Tour dates: November 8 to November 29
Content Rating:  G - (It's general content, no sex at all)
Book Description:

"If you have lost a child, you know you're weathering the largest storm life can bring you. I hope that my words of loss, tears, punches, smiles, friendships, and renewed happiness can give you a sense of not being along on this journey."

Maria Hopfgarten's son Jacob was born on January 31, 2006. He was the most perfect baby boy she had ever seen. But Jacob had devastating health issues, culminating in a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, a fatal condition.

In the ten short years of Jacob's life, Maria found strength in blogging about Jacob's life. Her raw, honest posts from the year after Jacob's passing have been gathered into this book along with Maria's tips for parents coping with their own grief after losing a child.

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Meet the Author:
Maria Hopfgarten began her blog Moments with Jacob in 2009, writing about Jacob’s life with mitochondrial disease. She had followers around the globe. Maria continued to write blog posts to Jacob after he passed in 2016 to make sense of the loss of her son. Jacob was 10 years old. She has now turned part of the blog into the book “Letters to Jacob,” sharing her raw, honest first-hand experience on grieving the loss of a child.

Maria is the President of the non-profit Miracles for Mito and has been supporting families living with mitochondrial disease for over a decade. She has also been an active Parent Partner at Children’s Hospital Colorado and has been a Parent voice for many chronically ill children. Maria also sits on the Patient Safety Committee of the Board at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Originally from Sweden and with a degree in Journalism from Stockholm University, Maria lives with her husband Joakim, daughter Sarah, and rescue dog Max in Colorado. Her favorite thing to do is to share a good cup of coffee or glass of wine with a friend. Maria loves the outdoor and is always up for a bike ride or hike.

Connect with the Author:  Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
Tour Schedule:

Nov 8 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Nov 9 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 10 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 12 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 16 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Nov 17 - Kam's Place – book review
Nov 18 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 19 –Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 22 -Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 –Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 23 –@twilight_reader – book review
Nov 24 –Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 29 -Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
TBD – Books for Books – book review
My Review
Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child by Maria Hopfgarten was a very well written Adult Non-Fiction (18+) Self-Help / Grief and Bereavement book.  As a psychology graduate I found this book to be both accurate and useful. The book itself was at times hard to read as I felt like I could feel sympathetic grief, yet it gave me a true understanding of what a parent who has lost a child goes through. I would recommend this to anyone who losses a child as it is filled with valuable self-help from someone who has also experienced such a loss.
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