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Publisher's Summary

An Unorthodox Match is a powerful and moving novel of faith, love, and acceptance, from author Naomi Ragen, the international best-selling author of The Devil in Jerusalem.

California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fiancé, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes. After years fruitlessly searching for love, marriage, and children, she decides to take the radical step of seeking spirituality and meaning far outside the parameters of modern life in the insular, ultraorthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. There, fate brings her to the dysfunctional home of newly-widowed Jacob, a devout Torah scholar, whose life is also in turmoil, and whose small children are aching for the kindness of a womanly touch.

While her mother direly predicts she is ruining her life, enslaving herself to a community that is a misogynistic religious cult, Lola’s heart tells her something far more complicated. But it is the shocking and unexpected messages of her new community itself which will finally force her into a deeper understanding of the real choices she now faces and which will ultimately decide her fate.

©2019 Naomi Ragen (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Predictable outcome but clever getting there

Well written story with intriguing fragments that are not resolved until the end. Extremely well read. Characters are somewhat stereotyped but the plot is so clever that it prevents the reader from being able to figure out how the story will be resolved. Worth listening to.

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Learning More about Judaism through a Good Story

I’m not Jewish so I was very interested in all the details (the good and the bad) about the various orthodox groups that exist in Judaism. I also found it interesting to be exposed to so many Yiddish expressions, which not everyone would enjoy I’m guessing. The story was very compelling and the learning aspects were nicely woven into the lives of a variety of Jewish characters.

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Amazing book

First review I ever write. This book was Powerful, honest, inspiring, truthful yet respectful. Teaching that the most important thing in the end is honesty and love.

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It tell to remember One must always think.

Well taking action one must think of the consequences of the action she take it This book is about how people feel and not what of the people that think I

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Thinly veiled fluff

Basically Danielle Steele with some religious window dressing. What's with the racy cover that has nothing to do with the actual story? And please, tattoos cannot be removed with scalding water. Don't try this at home! Seriously, the author should have done at least five minutes of research before wrtiting something so laughably untrue. She should also get some therapy for her obvious body issues and eating disorder.

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Very Enjoyable!

Very interesting story. Easy to follow even though a complex story. Thank you so much.

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An Unorthdox Match

Beautiful story - well done and the reader was excellent reminds me of Naomi Regans older novels.

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Naomi is great.

Again Naomi introduces us into another world and helps us understand why people act as they do. It was a delicious book to listen to.

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Excellent book well narrated on audio

Excellent!!! Very entertaining—love the twists and surprises! My only disappointment is that Naomi Reagan’s other books are not in English and audible.

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Cannot wait for a sequel!!

I really have to say that Naomi Ragen is one of my favorite authors. I heard her speak recently in Davie, Florida, and was further impressed. I have a single daughter and was hoping the flower shop owner was still available. He sounds adorable!!