Unbroken Threads

Unbroken Threads

by Jennifer Klepper

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161817841
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 346,147
File size: 543 KB

About the Author

A Midwest native, Jennifer Klepper made stops in Dallas, Charlottesville, and Boston before settling 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 has guided 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 with her husband, two kids, and a dog who looks like a Dr. Seuss character.

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Unbroken Threads 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book changes my whole perception on the immigration debate. While in theory I support our welcoming of immigrants but this book brought the personal and individual facets to light. This book changed my heart on the issue. I felt myself growing along with Jessica and realize once again that it's the relationships we build that change our thinking and prejudices. The more we understand the cultures and histories of immigrants the more we open our arms to welcome them and enrich our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and the story feel real.
AmberK1120 More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I have to say, I was really impressed with this book. In all honesty, by the time I picked it up, I had completely forgotten what it was about. And in true booknerd fashion, I decided not to look up the synopsis, but rather jump right in and see where the current took me. I can’t decide if this was a good idea or a bad idea, but I do know it hit me hard in the feels. First, the characters. I love to read about strong women characters, women who are experiencing difficult situations and searching for their path through to the other side. And Klepper delivered. Jessica was complex, and I appreciated that. She had struggles coming at her from multiple directions (her kids, her husband, her extended family, her job), and it really helped to make her feel more human and relatable. I was concerned at first that she was going to feel flat and one-dimensional, but all of these different areas she’s trying to juggle made her feel real. And Amina. I don’t think I can do her justice. My heart broke for her while I was simultaneously cheering on her strength and courage. I was so nervous about how everything would play out, but I really felt like she was ready to kick some butt. She was going to win her case regardless of who was or wasn’t helping her. Experiencing it through her eyes added a level to this book that could easily have been skimmed over had it been narrated solely through Jessica’s eyes, and that would’ve been a shame. I’m so glad Klepper went with this dual narration style. And the story itself. This is not an easy topic, especially in today’s political climate and the overall state of the world. Klepper addresses multiple sides of this immigration/refugee situation, and that’s pretty courageous, in my opinion. She could’ve taken the easy way out and gone at it from the “safe” perspective, but she didn’t. She had characters from every viewpoint participating in the storyline and dialogue, and that’s goung to push buttons for readers, but that’s the reality of the world we’re living in. Overall, this book is definitely worth your time and attention. It’s not necessarily an easy read, but it’s important. It features strong characters and their struggles, and really forces you to pay attention.
teachlz More than 1 year ago
Kudos to Jennifer Klepper, Author of "Unbroken Threads" for such a unique, contemporary, emotional, intense, captivating, riveting, and enthralling novel. Jennifer Kleeper has vividly described some issues that have made me reflect and think after reading her novel.  The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Women's Fiction. The timeline of the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated. Jessica Donnelly  has three active children , a Golden doodle running around, and a successful husband. Jessica is an attorney that has not practiced law at years, and not certain what her goals should be. Jessica volunteers to represent women that want to stay in this country, using her legal skills. What she never imagines is that her first client is a less than eager women, Amina Hamid, requesting asylum. With the political climate the way it is, Jessica is facing all kinds of feedback and some is from her family. At times there is danger.  I appreciate the way the author has done her research on the Muslim community. Jennifer Klepper writes her story in such a dignified and professional way. I highly recommend this novel for readers that appreciate contemporary issues and individual growth. I also like that the author discusses important topics such as family, communication, love, support and hope.