About the book:
Jessica Donnelly’s life is beginning to unravel. When the attorney turned stay-at-home mom tentatively volunteers to represent Amina Hamid, a woman seeking asylum, Jessica must learn an unfamiliar area of the law. Soon, rising opposition to Muslim immigration and unexpected prejudices put her relationships on shaky ground.
Amina fled Syria with little more than memories that now fight against the images splashed on the news. Seeking a secure future and freedom from guilt and grief, she must learn to trust others amidst the reality of fear and hate.
To find stability, Jessica and Amina will both need to harness their own strengths, which may lie in connections that transcend generations, cultures, and continents.
A Midwest native, Jennifer made stops in Dallas, Charlottesville, and Boston before settling for good in Maryland. While she has an appreciation for the expansive beauty of the plains states, she hopes never to live landlocked again.
Jennifer attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Virginia School of Law, her law degree guiding her through the worlds of corporate law, tech startups, and court advocacy for foster children. She is an ardent consumer of podcasts and books that challenge her with compelling and unfamiliar topics. When she’s not writing, she’s crossing things off a never-ending to-do list and hoping to catch that next sunset. Jennifer lives near Annapolis with her husband and two kids.
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My Review of “Unbroken Threads” by Jennifer Klepper
Kudos to Jennifer Klepper, Author of “Unbroken Threads” for such a unique, contemporary, emotional, intense, captivating, riveting, and enthralling novel. Jennifer Kleeper has vividly described some issues that have made me reflect and think after reading her novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The timeline of the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story.
The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated. Jessica Donnelly has three active children , a Golden doodle running around, and a successful husband. Jessica is an attorney that has not practiced law at years, and not certain what her goals should be. Jessica volunteers to represent women that want to stay in this country, using her legal skills. What she never imagines is that her first client is a less than eager women, Amina Hamid, requesting asylum. With the political climate the way it is, Jessica is facing all kinds of feedback and some is from her family. At times there is danger.
I appreciate the way the author has done her research on the Muslim community. Jennifer Klepper writes her story in such a dignified and professional way. I highly recommend this novel for readers that appreciate contemporary issues and individual growth. I also like that the author discusses important topics such as family, communication, love, support and hope.