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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library MEL (Text) 33500013467865 New Checked out 12/23/2021
Moorhead Public Library MEL (Text) 33500013467873 New On holds shelf -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library MEL (Text) 35500006513194 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778312130
  • ISBN: 0778312135
  • ISBN: 9780778311584
  • ISBN: 0778311589
  • Physical Description: 395 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes Readers Guide (pages [383-387]).
Summary, etc.:
When her publisher insists that she write a Hanukkah romance, Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, a Jewish woman with a secret career as a Christmas romance novelist, unexpectedly finds inspiration when she encounters a childhood acquaintance at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah.
For a decade Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt has hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach. When her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration runs dry. Rachel is determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy-- Jacob Greenberg. Their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah, but as they spend time together Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah-- and Jacob.-- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, the rabbi's daughter, not only writes Christmas-themed romance novels under a pen name, she also has a whole room dedicated to the forbidden holiday. Seeking diversity, Rachel's publisher asks her to write a Hanukkah-themed romance. For inspiration, Rachel decides to attend the sold-out Hanukkah event of the year, the Matzah Ball, only to discover that it's hosted by Jacob Greenberg, her summer-camp love turned enemy. Jacob has never forgotten that Rachel stood him up for the end-of-camp dance. While he moved to France, Rachel was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, which she has refused to allow to get in her way. Will their summer-camp romance blossom again? In her first novel, Meltzer makes sure that, despite some misunderstandings and hurt feelings, Rachel and Jacob do find their bashert (soulmate) in the glow of the Hanukkah candles. Fans of second-chance and holiday romances will find much to enjoy in this welcome variation on the holiday theme. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, the rabbi's daughter, not only writes Christmas-themed romance novels under a pen name, she also has a whole room dedicated to the forbidden holiday. Seeking diversity, Rachel's publisher asks her to write a Hanukkah-themed romance. For inspiration, Rachel decides to attend the sold-out Hanukkah event of the year, the Matzah Ball, only to discover that it's hosted by Jacob Greenberg, her summer-camp love turned enemy. Jacob has never forgotten that Rachel stood him up for the end-of-camp dance. While he moved to France, Rachel was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, which she has refused to allow to get in her way. Will their summer-camp romance blossom again? In her first novel, Meltzer makes sure that, despite some misunderstandings and hurt feelings, Rachel and Jacob do find their bashert (soulmate) in the glow of the Hanukkah candles. Fans of second-chance and holiday romances will find much to enjoy in this welcome variation on the holiday theme. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Jewish women > Fiction.
Women novelists > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Chronic fatigue syndrome > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Hanukkah fiction.
Romance fiction.
Novels.

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