Happy Thursday book lovers!
Thrilled to close down the blog tour for this compelling, timely, and thought-provoking book! A huge thank you to Suzy of Suzy Approve BookTours for my invitation and Jennifer Klepper for her amazing story!🧡
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 compelling and powerful story that brings today’s headlines to the pages…
This was a timely and thought-provoking story that made you really think about some uncomfortable topics… this book really put a human face on the immigration conflict, and no matter what side of the issue you land on this book will make you question your opinions… if you are like me Syria is just a place you hear about on the news and don’t give too much thought about, after reading this I googled what is going on and it was extremely eye-opening and tragic…. there certainly is no easy answer to this problem, but this book really made me realize that it has an impact on all of us, it has an impact on our humanity…
Jessica has a good life, a successful husband, three lovely children, a beautiful home, and the luxury of being a stay at home mom… she was also a lawyer before she decided to stay home with her kids and now she has been asked to represent a client pro bono… Amina is a Muslim Syrian refugee seeking asylum in the US…. The first meeting between these two ladies was rough, but as they began to really get to know one another they developed a beautiful and strong bond… and in time as I believe everyone will discover they had more in common than not… really when it comes down to it we are all just skin and bone and heart….
I really felt a connection with Jessica where as I felt compassion for Amina… they were both very strong women in their own way, coming from such different backgrounds… it was quite interesting and disturbing what the reaction of some of Jessica‘s family and friends was…. made me wonder what my own family and friends reaction would be in a similar situation? Also made me realize I know very little about the Muslim religion, the situation in Syria, and the process of attaining asylum….. I also had to come to terms that as liberal and non-judge mental as I believe I am, I still have some biases… always nice to read a book that makes you think and challenge yourself….
Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a well told story that is timely and compelling!
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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