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Sarah is a smart young lawyer living in Bondi when she falls head over heels. Daniel is handsome, passionate and is part of the kind of large, chaotically loving family Sarah longed for as an only child. 

When Daniel introduces her to a charismatic young couple, rabbi Menachem Lev and his wife, Chani, despite herself, Sarah is drawn in by the vibrant community at the beachside synagogue. By the time the couple move to the Jamison Valley, where Menachem and Chani have established a community of believers, Sarah can’t imagine life without the joy, purpose and love she’s discovered. 

Four years on, youthful passion has given way to something darker. The community will celebrate its first wedding, between the beautiful convert, Avital, and a much older divorcee, but no one seems to be able to give a clear explanation of where Rebecca, his wife, has gone. In the lead up to the wedding, a series of terrifying truths emerges that rock Sarah’s world and cause her to question everything - her faith, her marriage and her future.

©2021 Lisa Emanuel (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing

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"The Covered Wife is spellbinding - a magnificent literary debut that reads like a thriller, it speaks directly to the isolating nature of modern life, and our yearning for connection." (Lex Hirst, publisher at Pantera Press)

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Captivating

Lisa Emanuel’s first novel drew me in at the first chapter. Beautifully and authentically read by Florette Cohen, it follows a young jewish couple trying to find meaning and belonging in a modern world, through strict, ancient religious teachings. After moving away from the city to join a new community they turn their backs on their past lives and each begin a new fraught journey.
With a slow burning intensity to the plot, “The Covered Wife” keeps the reader enthralled, revealing some of the fascinating complexities of Orthodox Judaism on the way.
Towards the conclusion the author creates an urgency and fear that has you up in the night needing to know what happens to our protagonist, Sarah.
The characters are believable and intricate, by the final chapters Emanuel has allowed you to have your own opinion of each of them.
I really encourage you to read this captivating novel by a very talented new author.

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