I admire Maryam, her ability to stand up for herself. Her parents backing her up, lends her strength of character. Jacob needs to be more diligent about thinking before he speaks. I would like more about the relationship among. Jacob, his parents, and his brothers and their wives. Rachel seems to lack self confidence, she deserves to be treated with respect. With their positions in life, and the business world, Jacob's parents seem to be strangely quiet.
Thanks, Bonnie. You'll meet the parents more in about three chapters, but they were also heavily involved in Parts One and Two of this Book One. Once the whole book comes together, the reader will have a decent handle on all of that.I hope anyway. -Julie