Blooming All Over

Although Blooming All Over has its romantic moments, it's not a romance novel. Instead it's a contemporary novel about the lives and loves of a big Jewish New York family who own an upscale delicatessen/grocery story. I thought Bloom's Delicatessen and the New York ambience was the most vivid thing ...

Hadassah: One Night with the King

The Bible contains any number of riveting stories, and my personal favorite is the story of Esther, wife of the Persian king Xerxes, known as the Purim story to those in the Jewish faith. This story has a little bit of everything in it: murder, treachery, palace intrigue, brave deeds, and love. Hada ...

A Bed of Spices

I have been glomming Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel for a while. The results have been quite successful, but locating her full-length historicals as written under her real name has been difficult. I searched longest for A Bed of Spices, the book I had been most eager to lay my hands on, since it is one of ...