I was enjoying Jean Metzer‘s The Matzah Ball, a really fun #Hanukkah romance in the classic Romance-novels style (meet-cute, boy and girl hate each other as sparks fly, the last […]
Jewish Book Tour on Instagram
Welcome to my first post on my books as part of the #Jewishbookstagramtour. The Duel for Consuelo—book two in the Tendrils of the Inquisition series—weaves poetry, the Enlightenment, and the […]
An old law leads to forced marriage–can this bride be saved?
Barcelona, 1584 Dear Madam Mariana, I dare not ask this question of anyone I know but–I must seek counsel. In Jewish law, when a man dies, his brother is obligated […]
Look who’s back! The original Mariana!
Ciudad de Mexico, 1587 Estimada Madam Mariana, I am caught between two suitors–again! My brother in law, Jorge de Almeida, remember him? the “other Jorge,” my sister Leonor’s husband? Anyway, […]
Breaking up with a killer? Here’s how!
Dear Mrs. Know-it-all, aka Madam Mariana: I am the taller, more beautiful sister of the notorious Zara Persil-Pendleton, who is getting all of the attention as usual. As if money-management […]