Brooklyn Love by Yael Levy
Crimson Romance (2012) ISBN 9781440556555
Review by Kayla Hines for Say What? Savannah Mae September 2013
3 Stars- Are they willing to give up what their mother’s wanted for true love?
Rachel loves a Rabbi. The Rabbi is struggling and doesn’t have much money. But Rachel wants to be with him anyways. Who cares if someone has money as long as you are in love? That’s my opinion anyways. Love will always find a way to work if it is meant to be. Rachel’s mother wants her to marry a lawyer or doctor or someone with money who can take care of her, specifically, a lawyer who graduated from Columbia University. Rachel has no interest in him because he’s a jerk. Rachel loves the Rabbi and has to make a decision.
Hindy was hilarious. I liked her best out of the three main characters. She loved the guy she worked with but she wouldn’t acknowledge her feelings for him. Hindy always dreamed she would marry a Talmud Scholar. The only thing is love is really hard to fight and the more time she spends with the guy she worked with the harder it is to stay away from him. Hindy has to choose what she wants to do with her life.
Meet Leah and her overbearing mom. Her mom was an immigrant and stuck to the ways of the old world and she wanted her daughter to follow the old ways too. Leah wanted to be a doctor and her mother wanted her to learn about computers. Leah and her mother did nothing but get into arguments. It’s hard when your mom wants to run your life and you want to go out and do things on your own.
When I started to read Brooklyn Love, I was unsure how I thought the book was going to go. It starts out pretty slow. I noticed quite a few grammar errors. It’s hard to read a book when you are mentally correcting grammar. I felt for the girls in this story. They all wanted different lives and but were they willing to give up what their mothers wanted for true love? You will have to read the story to see how each woman chose. It was a good story and I give it 3 out of 5 stars.