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Broken Leaves of Autumn: A Novel Kindle Edition
An impossible love triangle on the backdrop of ultraorthodox Brooklyn.
Jeff Palmer is a young Christian arriving in New York from a distant town in Arizona after a clash with his abusive father, with the aim of building a new life for himself. In Brooklyn, he grows an unexpected friendship with Aaron, a young ultra-orthodox Jew that helps him find a job and invites him to his home. Jeff meets Eva, a successful businesswoman, who works as a broker at the World Trade Center. When Rebecca, Aaron’s ultra-orthodox sister, falls in love with Jeff, she throws her life, and his, into a swirl.
A touching and mind-opening novel that will catch your attention from the very first page.
Broken Leaves of Autumn is a fascinating and many-folded love affair that takes the reader from small-town Arizona to the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn NY, and from World Trade Center “ground zero” to Israel. It is a delicate and absorbing love story which will not leave you indifferent.
A sensitive and perfectly written story the holds an unexpected surprise.
A young man trying to build a new life for himself while dealing with his family secrets; A beautiful young woman exiled from her community after her passion is exposed; A handsome broker, pregnant with two, caught in the World Trade Center in 9/11. All these are brilliantly and skillfully brought together into a page turning novel that will catch you by the heart.
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About the Author
- ASIN : B093PW9N2C
- Publication date : June 2, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2224 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 272 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1534781927
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #127,632 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Broken Leaves of Autumn
This book was both exciting, heartbreaking, dramatic and over all a good read. I will warn you, there is potty language and graphics scenes. So if your not into that kind of writing I wouldn't suggest this book for you.
This book was very real and heartbreaking at times. The first chapter alone draws you into this book. It is about a young boy named Jeff Palmer who leaves his home in Arizona after a disagreement with his abusive father and moves to New York. Upon arriving in NY Jeff has very little money, no where to stay and doesn't know anyone. A chance meeting with an Orthodox Jewish man named Aaron will unknowingly change his life forever. Aaron helps Jeff find a place to live and a job and Jeff becomes close with the whole family. Aaron falls in love with the sister and that's where the drama begins. He also meets a pregnant stock broker who works as a broker in the Twin Towers, starting a love triangle. Rebecca visits Jeff in his apartment, which in their ultra-orthodox community is a big no no and when the family finds out they send Rebecca to Israel to live with her aunt and Jeff gets beat up and kicked out. From that moment on both Jeff and Rebecca's lives change dramatically but a huge surprise awaits them both.
This is a really mysterious, suspenseful and dramatic read that will have you keep asking questions. I really enjoyed it.
***I did receive this digital book at a discounted price for my honest review***
From the very first pages, I was very interested in the main character and his story. I was instantly transport in the story with colorfully painted descriptions.
Once I hit dialogue, though, I did have to trudge through it just a little bit. But like I said, you have to remember that this is translated. To me, 23-year-old Ahron spoke way too formally for a 23 year old, even taking into consideration his uptight religion. He wasn't very understanding of Jeff's opinions either, which I also found strange. Again, his religion is extremely sheltering, but it was as if he'd been living under a rock his entire life. He really had no idea how others would view his lifestyle? And most of the Jewish characters were like that.
Another problem I had with the conversations is that a lot of Jewish words were thrown around without being explained. Again, it was translated, so probably everyone would know the meaning of the words in the story's original language. In mine, I was a little confused.
With the structure of the story, I had a problem when it jumped from one situation to another. I was able to follow it fine, but I think some of the sections should have been broken up better. Sometimes the changes were weird and randomly brought up for the convenience of adding more elements to the story. A couple things should have been foreshadowed more at least. Some of the issues didn't feel quite covered enough. I would have liked a little more information and finality for some points.
Even with these issues, I felt quite connected to the characters. There were so many of them, and so much storyline that made this book a really enjoyable story. There was so much plot packed in. There were twists even to the very end. You've got to love a book that has a happy ending for all involved. Broken Leaves of Autumn is a great, worthwhile read.
First off, the cover is beautiful, a real autumn-inspired cover. This is what drew my attention to the book.
This was a somewhat slow read since I've yet again stepped outside my preferred genre for this one. This story focuses mostly on religion - specifically Ultra-Orthodox Jewish and Christian religion and what happens when these religions mix. There are strict rules to follow and a lot of things that can never happen.
The pace is quite slow with this story and there are a lot of plots to follow and keep track off (it's not hard though).
We mainly follow the story from the point of view of Jeff, who leaves his hometown to move to Brooklyn, in search of a better life for himself. He meets Ahron when he arrives in Brooklyn, who helps him get on his feet and invites him into his home and world. We also get a point of view later from Arhon's life. And we see a different world through Rivka, Ahron's youngest sister.
The book's plots in respect to each character seemed, at first, very vague and somewhat disconnected but develop slowly.
The writing in this book is superb! The way scenes are put to words is almost poetic and creates this tangible image of the surroundings. It really sucks you in...
We get a lot of insight to the Jewish religion and touch on the relation between religions. This was really well portrayed...
I would recommend this novel to people who want to learn about religion and want to immerse themselves in these surroundings. Overall, a slow, but well-developed read!