“Against My Will is a story about a young Jewish woman, Danielle, who lives with her father, just passed the bar exam and comes home one day to have the local matchmaker in her living room with her father. With them is a young man, Jacob, whom her father thinks would be a perfect husband. Against her better judgement she agrees to date him. Then she agrees to marry him and then it all goes downhill from there. She finally finds the courage to leave Jacob when he rapes her. A tough subject matter for sure where a lot of people would argue that a husband isn't raping his wife if he takes her by force.
A parallel story is about her grandmother Rose who survived the Holocaust and kept a journal about it. Rose is the only one who seems to understand how Danielle feels. As a lawyer, Danielle will find herself defending a woman who charges that her husband raped her. The author intertwines these stories into a very poignant story of women who are finally able to stand up for what they feel is right. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.”