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October Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

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Book Review- The Kosher Butcher: A Lincoln/Lachler Mystery by Melvyn Westreich

By: Melvyn Westreich When a rabbi goes missing from an Ultra-Orthodox community in lower Michigan, the Rebbi asks Simon Lincoln to take the case. A former police officer and private detective, Lincoln reluctantly accepts the assistance of his fiancĂ©, computer wiz, Dafna Lachler. When the case takes a turn, creating fear of a serial killer, […]

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Book Review- Chutzpah, Wisdom, and Wine: The Journey of an Unstoppable Woman, by Jodi Samuels

By: Jodi Samuels Originally from South Africa, Jodi Samuels is a speaker, activist, author, and super mom. In her book, Chutzpah, Wisdom, and Wine, Jodi shares her inspiring mission to change the world. Her story is one of resilience and living Judaism in every way possible. Samuels’ memoir demonstrates the importance of living the Jewish […]

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Book Review: Takoradi to the Stars by Jules Brown

By: Jules Brown Jules Brown is a veteran travel writer, working for Rough Guide. In Takoradi to the Stars, Brown blends his love of travel with a memoir, revisiting 35 destinations, including his home town in West Africa. Brown is not only a great traveler, he’s a brilliant storyteller. Each destination is described with a […]

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September Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

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Book Review: Nine Tenths of the Law, by Claudia Hagadus Long

By: Claudia Hagadus Long A trip to the Jewish Studies Museum, in New York, triggers a memory of a long lost family heirloom. Aurora, a survivor of the Shoah, recognizes an ornate menorah in an exhibit that bears a remarkable resemblance to family ring, worn by her daughter, Zara. Fast forward a few decades and […]

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Book Review: Simon’s Wife by L. M. Affrossman

By: L. M. Affrossman Simon’s Wife is a work of Jewish historical fiction, set in 70AD Jerusalem. following the destruction of the city and the second temple. Shelamzion bat Judah has been captured and is facing execution. But could an unlikely friendship with her Roman jailer change her fate? This book really held my attention […]

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Book Review: The Unforgiven King by L. M. Affrossman

By: L. M. Affrossman The Unforgiven King is a work of Jewish historical fiction, centered around King Herod. The story begins with Herod as a young man, follows his rise to the throne, and his cruelty. The story is told through an unnamed narrator, who provides the reader with in-depth context around Roman occupied Jerusalem, […]

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Book Review: Reflections from a Glass House

By: Carol Sveilich Reflections from a Glass House, A Memoir of Mid-Century Modern Mayhem is an intimate and detailed story of growing up in the Silicon Valley, in the 1960s. Sveilich shares her story in incredible detail, making her very easy to connect with. In many ways, this felt like sitting down with a friend, […]

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Book Review: Mighty Mary

By: Max Davine Mighty Mary is the story of an Indian elephant who was captured and transported to American to be trained as a performer. After disaster struck in Erwin, Tennessee, just after the turn of the century, her case would become one of the most famous surrounding animal cruelty. This story is the emotional […]

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