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Brooklyn Love

by Yael Levy

For any young woman, it can be hard to follow the rules . . . especially when you're falling in love.But for Rachel, Hindy, and Leah, it's especially hard. Because as Orthodox Jews, they live by a whole different set of rules. No touching a guy - any guy! - before marriage. No dating - unless they are considering marriage - and then, only marrying a man who rates high on their parents' checklists.All Rachel's mother wants for her daughter is to see that her daughter marries well. Naturally, this is where the rich, Columbia U educated lawyer comes in. The problem is, Rachel's already found a guy who makes her heart race. A Rabbi. But how could a struggling Rabbi possibly give Rachel the security her mother demands?Hindy is very pious and only wants to marry a Talmud scholar. The problem is, she's in love with an Orthodox Jewish guy she works with. How long can she keep saying no when her heart says yes? And will she be able to stick to her values amidst temptation?Leah wants to be a doctor, but her mother insists she study computers even though she hates computers. Her mom, a struggling immigrant, has fixed ideas about the course to success and marriage - which doesn't include any of Leah's wishes. What will it take for Leah to break out of her mom's - and community's - expectations and follow her dreams?In Brooklyn Love, three Orthodox Jewish women who are caught between crushing guilt of defying their mothers and their desire to be ''normal'' are there for each other as they try to figure out who they really are . . . and what they really want.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Brooklyn Love

by Yael Levy

For any young woman, it can be hard to follow the rules... especially when you're falling in love.<P><P> But for Rachel, Hindy, and Leah, it's especially hard. Because as Orthodox Jews, they live by a whole different set of rules. No touching a guy - any guy! - before marriage. No dating - unless they are considering marriage - and then, only marrying a man who rates high on their parents' checklists.<P> All Rachel's mother wants for her daughter is to see that her daughter marries well. Naturally, this is where the rich, Columbia U educated lawyer comes in. The problem is, Rachel's already found a guy who makes her heart race. A Rabbi. But how could a struggling Rabbi possibly give Rachel the security her mother demands?<P> Hindy is very pious and only wants to marry a Talmud scholar. The problem is, she's in love with an Orthodox Jewish guy she works with. How long can she keep saying no when her heart says yes? And will she be able to stick to her values amidst temptation?<P> Leah wants to be a doctor, but her mother insists she study computers even though she hates computers. Her mom, a struggling immigrant, has fixed ideas about the course to success and marriage - which doesn't include any of Leah's wishes. What will it take for Leah to break out of her mom's - and community's - expectations and follow her dreams?<P> In Brooklyn Love, three Orthodox Jewish women who are caught between crushing guilt of defying their mothers and their desire to be ''normal'' are there for each other as they try to figure out who they really are... and what they really want.

Starstruck

by Yael Levy

All that Jewish Brooklyn homemaker Abby Miller wants is to get her romance novel published, and know what it is to fall in love. Only in a semi-arranged marriage with a medical-resident husband who's never home and overwhelmed raising their kids, Abby's goals seem less likely than ever. On top of that, her husband David decides to move - away from her mother!Abby tries to balance everyone's demands: her kids, her mother's, David's - until a meltdown: She is scared that David might have an affair with a colleague. Trying to save her marriage, Abby embarks on a mission to reignite their romance. However, when she nearly kills a soap opera star in an accident and finds a severed hand in the park - everything just gets more complicated. Thank God her best friend Sara is the Assistant D.A. for Kings County!Orthodox Jewish Assistant D.A Sara Oppenheimer is turning thirty and very angry. She's angry that perps who kill little children still walk the streets. She's angry that she has to date an endless parade of bozos and still hasn't found anyone to love, and most of all she's angry that the Russian embassy is impeding her prosecution of a clear-cut Russian mafia hit.When hunky cop Jeffery Hammond, who witnessed the hit, is assigned to her case, for once Sara has met her match in every way. Only, to be with Jeff, she'd have to turn her back on her faith and break her grandmother's heart.Will these best friends follow their hearts?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Starstruck

by Yael Levy

All that Jewish Brooklyn homemaker Abby Miller wants is to get her romance novel published, and know what it is to fall in love. Only in a semi-arranged marriage with a medical-resident husband who's never home and overwhelmed raising their kids, Abby's goals seem less likely than ever. On top of that, her husband David decides to move - away from her mother!Abby tries to balance everyone's demands: her kids, her mother's, David's - until a meltdown: She is scared that David might have an affair with a colleague. Trying to save her marriage, Abby embarks on a mission to reignite their romance. However, when she nearly kills a soap opera star in an accident and finds a severed hand in the park - everything just gets more complicated. Thank God her best friend Sara is the Assistant D.A. for Kings County!Orthodox Jewish Assistant D.A Sara Oppenheimer is turning thirty and very angry. She's angry that perps who kill little children still walk the streets. She's angry that she has to date an endless parade of bozos and still hasn't found anyone to love, and most of all she's angry that the Russian embassy is impeding her prosecution of a clear-cut Russian mafia hit.When hunky cop Jeffery Hammond, who witnessed the hit, is assigned to her case, for once Sara has met her match in every way. Only, to be with Jeff, she'd have to turn her back on her faith and break her grandmother's heart.Will these best friends follow their hearts?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Touchdown

by Yael Levy

New York socialite Goldie Fischer seems to have it all: wealth, beauty, and a fiancé to die for. Until she's murdered on her wedding night by a jealous witch and instantaneously loses everything. Angry and seeking revenge, Goldie becomes a dybbukher soul possesses the body of Southern football hero Clay Harper and she refuses to join the light until the wrongs are rectified.Only Clay has issues of his own and doesn't take kindly to a petulant New Yorker in his head, interfering in his already messed up life. When Goldie promises to leave if Clay helps her break up the wedding between her fiancé and the witch who killed her, Clay reluctantly agrees. Only neither of them is prepared for the chain of events that follow.Through the journey of two disparate people on a quest to make things right, Touchdown is a funny yet heartbreaking look about what it takes to truly know another soul and what it means to love.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

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