Just a note to let you know that the paperback edition of An Unorthodox Match is officially coming out today, November 24. I’ve also just finished the sequel, An Observant Wife, which takes the love story of Yaakov and Lola forward starting at their wedding, which should be out by next year around this time. Until then, I hope those of you who haven’t read the first book will make the effort. The sequel can be read alone, but it’s much more fun if you’ve already met the characters.
For those of you who have haven’t read An Unorthodox Match, here is a summary:
California girl Lola has her whole life set up: handsome fiancé, business degree, fast-track career, when suddenly and without warning everything tragically implodes. After years of fruitlessly searching to put the pieces back together with love, marriage, and children, she takes the radical step of turning her life around to seek spiritual answers outside the parameters of modern life in the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. There, fate leads her to the dysfunctional home of newly-widowed Jacob, a Torah scholar whose small children are aching for a kind woman’s motherly touch.
While her mother direly predicts she is ruining her life, enslaving herself to a community that is a misogynistic religious cult, Lola’s own heart tells her something far more complicated. But it is the shocking and unexpected messages of her new community itself that will finally force her into a deeper understanding of the real choices facing her, and which will ultimately decide her future.
You can get the paperback at Amazon by clicking here.