A true-to-life, gripping novel, that pulls in the reader at every turn. Michal is a top girl, of that there is no doubt, but her unwillingness to compromise leaves her open to a different reality than she expected. Will her younger sisters precede her to the chuppah? And what of the pain of her teaching career, where ugly realities like abuse and poverty lurk just below the surface? Why has Yehuda, a bochur with a sterling reputation, suddenly left the world of the yeshivah to join a cohort of shady characters? And when will the tears of anguish and confusion be washed away by tears of joy and salvation? Touching on the hot-button issues we grapple with today, the well-drawn characters struggle with the enmeshed world of shidduchim, the pain of a child becoming -at-risk- and closing the generation gap, this novel is relevant and real.