Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child by Maria Hopfgarten


Join Us for This Tour:  November 8th to November 29th

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
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 8 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / 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 15 –Gold Dust Editing & Book 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 23 – @twilight_reader – book review
Nov 24 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 26 – Books for Books – book review
Nov 29 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child Book Tour Giveaway


 My Review:

I admired the courage of author Maria Hopfgarten after reading her release Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child. I found the book to be full of emotions. I admit that I was having to grab the tissues quite a bit, while, also, having a chuckle or two. I loved the bond Maria has with Jacob. She is such a devoted and wonderful mother and it really shows throughout this memoir. She does not hold back on what she, her son and family went through during his illness and after his passing. The words she writes are so heart breaking while, also, so heart warming. It is not an easy read at times, but I found it to be a beautiful tribute for them all. I loved every single page. 

I am giving Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for other readers who have experienced the terrible loss of their child, especially for those who lost their child to the fatal mitochondrial disease, and looking for some inspiration. I would love to read more books about grief from Maria Hopfgarten in the future. I found this one not to be missed and one not to be missed. 

I received a paperback copy of Letters to Jacob: Grieving the Loss of a Child from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you fir the fantastic review! I appreciate you seeing our family for who we are and how we together pulled through. It was always driven by love. If you want to add your review on Amazon, I would love it. Thanks again!