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Book Review #ShidduchCrisis by Penina Shtauber

By Penina Shtauber Shidduch dating is an Orthodox Jewish form of dating where singles are matched for the purpose of finding a spouse. It is an intense form of dating that occurs over a short period of time. #ShidduchCrisis is a collection of short stories told from the perspective of young Jewish singles in the […]

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Book Review: Cells by Julia Cowan

By Julia Cowan Jim is a troubled teen from a difficult background having grown up without a proper role model. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law after breaking into a house one night. But his attempted petty crime is going to change his life in ways he couldn’t possibly imagine. David […]

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Book Review: Hannah’s War by Jan Eliasberg

By Jan Eliasberg Dr. Hannah Weiss is a Jewish scientist, working in Berlin, in 1938, working on one of the most important scientific discoveries of the time. Splitting the atom. Already fighting an uphill battle of being a woman in a man’s world, she faces even greater challenges as a Jewish scientist living under the […]

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How to Market a Self-Published Book

You’ve slaved away for weeks, months, possibly years creating your masterpiece. You’ve edited. You’ve proofread. You’ve tweaked the formatting. You’ve agonized. You’ve probably even cried a little. Hey, we’ve all been there! But you’ve finally hit ‘publish’ and launched your book. Now comes the hard part. Marketing. I’ve often said writing a book is the […]

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Book Review – Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

By Deborah Feldman Deborah Feldman grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the Samtar sect of Hasidic Judaism, a highly secretive ultra-orthodox community. Deborah was raised by her grandparents after her parents’ marriage failed and her mother left the community. In her memoir, Ms Feldman tells her story of her upbringing in this very restrictive, conservative […]

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Book Review: Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Countess Fiona Carnarvon

By Countess Fiona Carnarvon If you’re a fan of the PBS series, Downton Abbey then you’re likely familiar with the show’s setting, Highclere Castle. This book, one of two written by the current Countess of Carnarvon, gives the reader a look into the real history of Highclere Castle. This book focuses mainly on the 1920s […]

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The House on Maple Street Wins Cover Art Award

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for the cover art for The House on Maple Street. The art was one of ten books participating in the February 2020 contest on Alternative-Read.com. The contest included a collection of 10 amazing book covers. Voting took place throughout the month of March […]

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Book Review: Hiding in Plain Sight by Betty Lauer

By Betty Lauer Hiding in Plain Sight is the true story of one young woman’s survival in Nazi-occupied Poland. While waiting for their visas to America, in order to rejoin her father, Betty, along with her mother and sister, were rounded up and expelled from Germany, to Poland. This began a six-year ordeal of living […]

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Book Review: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

By Amy Harmon Anne Gallagher grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. After his passing, she travels back to his childhood home to spread his ashes. Her visit results in her being transported through time, to Ireland, 1921, where she is mistakenly identified as her grandfather’s missing mother. 1921 is a very tense […]

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Book Review: When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel by Barbara O’Neal

By Barbara O’Neal. Kit Bianci is a California-based doctor who suffered the loss of her sister, Josie, in a terrorist attack while Josie was traveling in France. But, fifteen years later, Kit swears she spots her sister in a news report about a night club fire, in New Zealand. Kit makes the journey to New […]

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