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5+ stars for Home for the Challah Days by Jennifer Wilck #romance #newrelease #bookreview



Title: Home for the Challah Days

Author: Jennifer Wilck

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:


Turning the bitterness of the past...


Into a sweet future!


When big-city advocate Sarah Abrams returns home for the High Holy Days, she's got a lot on her mind--especially whether to marry her perfect-on-paper boyfriend. The last person she wants to encounter is Aaron Isaacson, her first love and the one who broke her heart. But after Aaron and Sarah join forces to fight an act of hate, it's clear that their deep connection never abated. If only they could forgive one another for the past...in time for a sweet new start!


From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.


Holidays, Heart and Chutzpah


Book 1: Home for the Challah Days


My Review:


Fans of the Hallmark movies will simply race to get their hands on this book. You have a lovely tried and true basis for this story. Two people who had been together in high school, but circumstance parted them. Now, ten years later, they are thrust together.


Sarah is one of the two main characters, and her presentation is done to help young women in their personal growth. You see Sarah as someone who has a goal but no real idea how to achieve it. She latches herself to a 'boyfriend' who is more of a deranged life coach. By the time Matthew is done with his transformation, Sarah is more like Wednesday Adams with a penchant for expensive wine and tiny salads.


Aaron is the hardworking, steadfast stubborn dufus who seems to create his own personal roadblocks to happiness. It seems that these two main characters must be culminations of people the author met or knew in her own community. There is such realism in the character creation that they just feel like authentic people.


The journey through the rekindling of their romance flows naturally. There are the ups and downs that make stories like this compelling. The addition to the racist vandalism during the High Holidays makes this sadly a timelier work.


Those who are tough enough to vandalize synagogues need to be taken to the Negev to fight IDF Commandos hand to hand. If they can beat them, then they can break windows as much as they want.


This is a superb addition to the Harlequin family. A really well written tale that is full of excellent characters and strong emotions. The journey to the end with Sarah and Aaron is so worth it. Readers of this genre will just be thrilled by this work. Fans of this author must run out to get their hands on this book. An excellent book for everyone who enjoys second chance romances.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Jennifer Wilck is an award-winning contemporary romance author for readers who are passionate about love, laughter, and happily ever after. Known for writing both Jewish and non-Jewish romances, her books feature damaged heroes, sassy and independent heroines, witty banter and hot chemistry. Jennifer’s ability to transport the reader into the scene, create characters the reader will fall in love with, and evoke a roller coaster of emotions, will hook you from the first page. You can find her books at all major online retailers in a variety of formats.


Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. Pretty soon, her head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Even as an adult, she thinks about the characters and stories at night before she falls asleep or walking the dog. Eventually, she started writing them down. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and her stories always end with happily ever after.


In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. She believes humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing her chocolate.


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Reviewed by: Mr. N

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