Written as a letter from a very ill mother-to-be to her unborn daughter, Echo of Heartbreak, A Recipe for Life is a short story with suggestions for living a full and happy life along with family recipes.
It was a clever idea to combine family recipes with a short story and it adds a little something extra to this short story. I have decided to keep it on my Kindle even though I've read it twice now for that very reason! It's about a young woman who is pregnant with her first child but has a heart condition. She's being advised by almost everyone around her to terminate the pregnancy and get her heart fixed but she's already bonded with the child and wants to carry the baby to full term, endangering her own life in the process. It truly is a heartbreaking story and as a mother with a young child I felt so sad reading this. I'm actually feeling tears in my eyes remembering the book as I'm writing. It's so well written and every mother who reads it will know exactly how Melina felt. Highly recommended.
Echo of Heartbreak: A Recipe for Life, by Carol Ann Kauffman,is a heartwarming story of love and devotion a mother has for her unborn child. Knowing she may not live through the pregnancy or childbirth, she is still determined to bring her child into the world. So she begins to leave a legacy in the form of a journal, filled with tips of how to live a good life and adds recipes from her Italian heritage.
This is an extremely enjoyable story filled with emotion and sentiment. It shows, on every page, the love this mom has for her child, no matter what and plans ahead to teach her child about love and devotion. I also like the way the author enveloped the journal entries and the recipes in between the pages of the story, to tug our heart strings along, every step of the way.
This is a wonderful little novella. Carol Ann Kauffman, author of Time After Time series, has written a completely unrelated touching novella. It's letters from a dying mother to her unborn baby. She is leaving her letters on how to live her life, advice on growing up, falling in love. This book is incredibly touching. It's also filled with amazing recipes, that the mother is passing down to her child. Recipes that the family always made.
You did it again. I enjoyed the good advice for life. I have a good friend who kept a journal for her first daughter,I wish I would have thought of that too. And I am looking forward to trying some of those recipes.