Book – Broken Leaves of Autumn
Author – Eli Hai
Publisher – Unknown
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Disclaimer: This book was sponsored by Ebookpro and gifted to me to provide an honest review. In no way does this affect my opinion or reviewing process.
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!