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The Matzah Ball

(2021)
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'A luminous celebration of all types of love, threaded with the message that everyone is worthy of it' Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk

Oy! to the world


Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she's hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach.

But when her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Hanukkah's not magical. It's not merry. It's not Christmas. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel's determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy-Jacob Greenberg.

Though Rachel and Jacob haven't seen each other since they were kids, their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah. But as they spend more time together, Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah-and Jacob-in a way she never expected. Maybe this holiday of lights will be the spark she needed to set her heart ablaze.

Praise for Jean Meltzer

'A funny, fresh holiday read to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart' Sheila Roberts

'A warm, heartfelt ode to self-acceptance, honesty, and tight-knit Jewish communities, The Matzah Ball gently - and rightfully - insists we don't need to be perfect or "normal" to deserve and find love. The story was a true pleasure to read' Olivia Dade



Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"I devoured this book like a batch of Jacob's Bubbe's Rugalach. It is the perfect blend of funny and magical but also tender and thoughtful. It lit me up like a menorah." - Jenny Bayliss

"A warm, heartfelt ode to self-acceptance, honesty, and tight-knit Jewish communities, The Matzah Ball gently - and rightfully - insists we don't need to be perfect or 'normal' to deserve and find love. The story was a true pleasure to read." - Olivia Dade

"Funny, bright, and lovingly crafted! The Matzah Ball healed a piece of me I didn't know was hurting." - Rosie Danan

"A laugh-out-loud treat. Written in bright, witty prose and with a heroine to root for, it's a light holiday concoction that delivers a deeper message about love and acceptance at the same time. The perfect addition to your holiday reading!" - Anita Hughes

"Grab a jelly doughnut and get ready for a holiday rom com unlike any other! The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer brings the fun while also delivering an important message about being true to yourself. A refreshing and delightful read." - Brenda Janowitz

"The Matzah Ball had me laughing out loud. It's witty, funny and an all-around terrific read." - Debbie Macomber

"Heartwarming, romantic, and funny. The Matzah Ball is simply a joy to read." - Sarah Morgenthaler

"A funny, fresh holiday read to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart." - Sheila Roberts

"Heartwarming and hilarious, The Matzah Ball is a fantastic, festive, fresh take on a holiday happily ever after." - Karen Schaler

"A luminous celebration of all types of love, threaded with the message that everyone is worthy of it." - Rachel Lynn Solomon


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Hardback Editions

December 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 1-4328-9256-8 / 978-1-4328-9256-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2021 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Matzah Ball: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 0-7783-1213-5 / 978-0-7783-1213-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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Paperback Editions

September 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 0-349-43006-3 / 978-0-349-43006-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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September 2021 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Matzah Ball: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 0-7783-1158-9 / 978-0-7783-1158-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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Audio Editions

September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 1-66510-409-0 / 978-1-66510-409-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 1-66510-410-4 / 978-1-66510-410-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Matzah Ball Lib/E
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
ISBN: 1-66510-408-2 / 978-1-66510-408-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mira Books
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Matzah Ball
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Matzah Ball: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Meltzer
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA