I like that Maryam requires respect from Jacob. At nineteen, he seems to be rather impulsive. Good morals and family values, but a way to grow in his dealings with others. Poor Rachel at least will have some family support. Someone needs to teach Liam a few lessons regarding morals and respect for others. He doesn't even respect himself or his family. Of course that gives the story a lot more to think about. We all know people like him.
Thanks, Bonnie, I'm glad that all came across well in the story. I try to make my characters three-dimensional but it's not always easy.
I read a lot, and think about the scenes and the background. Right now I am comparing Jacob to my Grandson. They have much in common. Time will likely heal most of the shortcomings. Along with experience. My cousin is married to a "Liam" type.