Jewish

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Shine a Light

I know Rebecca Crowley from her soccer romances (such as Crossing Hearts, which I previously reviewed at AAR) but currently she’s been writing a contemporary romance series called Orchard Hill, with characters who practice their Jewish faith. I picked up Shine a Light, a Hanukkah-themed romance re ...

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When Franny Stands Up

If you’re at all familiar with Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you’re probably going to be told that When Franny Stands Up, featuring a young Jewish woman in her twenties making her way in the world of stand-up comedy is a lot like it. But you should put those assumptions to one side. ...

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The Rivals of Casper Road

(We are rerunning our two DIK Halloween-themed romances today!) originally published on 10/02/2022 Roan Parrish continues to produce incredibly beautiful, incredibly lovable romances, and this Harlequin Special Edition does everything that I love about the line - focus in on small-town romance and ...

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See You Yesterday

See You Yesterday is the funny, snarky, delightful and delectable new read from Rachel Lynn Solomon. A tale about reliving the same day over and over again, this sweet sci-fi YA novel is a perfect summer read. On Wednesday, her first day of college, Barrett Bloom gets an unwanted roommate in the ...

B
Funny You Should Ask

Funny You Should Ask does a good job reflecting today’s tabloid media and it’s growth.  It’s also at heart a story about a man and woman growing together – and apart – over the course of a single decade.  While the connection between our central twosome feels a little too instantaneous, ...

B+
Sadie on a Plate

Cooking competition romance time!  Sadie on a Plate is all about a young Seattle chef who, following a messy break-up, becomes a contestant on a nationally televised cooking program and tries to bring kosher cooking to the masses.    Sadie is in a career crisis. This top-flight chef has been ...

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Weather Girl

Weather Girl, I can’t wait to see you – Russell to Ari Weather Girl is an incredibly charming romance.  Warm and sweet, it’s also honest about what depression can do to a person and the rigors and difficulties of single parenthood, mean bosses and difficult parents. Ari Abrams is a cheery ...

B
Holiday Outing

A Retro Review originally published on December 31, 2009 I decided to take a chance on Holiday Outing after Jessica at Racy Romance Reviews posted a review of this novella. I’m so very glad I did, because this was a nice little gem to add to my holiday reading this year. Jonah Levinson hasn ...

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Miracles and Menorahs

I’m always up for a holiday romance. I’m definitely in the “love it” camp for Christmas romances, which tend to have both passionate fans and die-hard avoiders. However, I love reading about other holidays as well, whether from traditions I share or not. In my case, part of my family is Jewi ...

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Unwritten Rules

I’m not a sports fan, but I do like a good sports romance, and having read the synopsis of début author KD Casey’s Unwritten Rules, I had high hopes of finding one within its pages.  But while the book gets off to a good start, I’m afraid those hopes were dashed before I got to the halfway p ...