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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Waiting for a Miracle by Jennifer Wilck - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jennifer Wilck and her new book, “Waiting for a Miracle”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Jennifer and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Waiting for a Miracle
by Jennifer Wilck

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Holiday)

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BLURB:

Benjamin Cohen, widowed father of six-year-old Jessie, is doing his best to hold it together through order and routine. The last thing he needs is his matchmaker mother to set him up with her next door neighbor, no matter how attractive she is.

Rachel Schaecter's dream of becoming a foster mother is right within her grasp, until her meddlesome neighbor tries to set her up with her handsome son. What's worse? He's the father of her favorite kindergarten student! She can't afford to let anything come between her and her dream, no matter how gorgeous he may be.

Can these two determined people trust in the miracle of Hanukkah to let love and light into their lives?

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EXCERPT TWO:

Six-year-old bodies were good at many things— bouncing, hugging, and racing. Rachel was thankful they were also good at hiding her surprise. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine her favorite student, and her student’s father, would be at her neighbor’s house the same night she was invited to celebrate Hanukkah.

She met the hard gaze of Jessie’s father across the room. Eyes narrowed as if he suspected her reasons for being here. His broad shoulders were stiff. His jean-clad muscular legs were spread apart in a solid stance. Square hands fisted at his sides, and one of them held a menorah. Did he plan to throw it or club someone with it?

Giving Jessie a last pat, she rose. With an arm around Jessie, she extended her other hand to her father. “Happy Hanukkah.”

“Ms. Schaecter.” “Mr. Cohen.” “Oh, please,” Harriet said, “Such formality between
you two. Rachel, this is my son Benny. I mean Benjamin.”

Benny. Rachel filed the information away for later, along with his flushed skin at the nickname. Interesting.

“And Benjamin, this is my neighbor, Rachel. We’re not at a school event. You can call each other by your first names.” Harriet pointed at Jessie, who gripped Rachel’s hand so hard, Rachel’s fingers lost their circulation. “Except for you,” Harriet added. “You have to call her Ms. Schaecter.”

Jessie giggled. “Yes, Grandma.”

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MY BOOK REVIEW:


This book was such a sweet, cozy, romantic, festive, and enjoyable read!

This is the second book I’ve read from the incredible writer, Jennifer Wilck.  Last year I had the privilege of reading her book, “Learning to Love,” which is part of the Serendipity Book Series and I totally loved it, so I was very excited to read her latest work, “Waiting for a Miracle,” even though it’s not part of the same book series.

I absolutely loved this book!!  It was super cute, warmhearted, and had all the feels!!

I loved the main characters, Rachel, Ben, and Ben’s 6-year-old daughter, Jessie.  I really liked how relatable, likable, and personable the characters were.  I really enjoyed Rachel.  She is smart, caring, considerate, nurturing, and thoughtful.  She is a teacher that loves her students, which is greatly reciprocated, and she always seems to go the extra mile for her students.  I also liked Ben as he is charming, kind, respectful, protective, benevolent, and romantic.  I really liked Rachel and Ben together!  There was an instant spark between these two!  The attraction between them was so strong and deeply described!  Jessie is adorable!  She is sweet, clever, curious, creative, social, confident, and resilient.

Wilck writes her characters with depth, that have emotional baggage, are dealing with real-life struggles, and are working on over-coming personal obstacles.  She writes real-life characters that face real-world problems.  Which is one of the reasons I love her books, because I know when I read it, I will be able to easily connect with the characters and possibly even grow with the characters in the story.

With Ben’s wife having recently passed, he was still struggling with missing her and her not being part of his daily routine.  He was trying to cope with now being a single parent, balancing their schedules, possibly getting back to dating, and dealing with his meddling mom.  Ben’s issues are very common to someone who recently lost their partner or even someone who is just a single parent.  Rachel wanting to become a foster mom and contemplating whether she should date a student’s parent may not be as typical or as easy to connect with, but it still was an enjoyable story line.

I think the author did a fantastic job on her character development as these characters were so real, raw, and personal on many levels!

This book quickly took off right from the beginning and held a continuous and captive fast to steady pace as the book only had 75 pages to get its story out!  Even though it was on the much shorter side, the story did not feel rushed, the character’s seemed fully developed, and the story line was satisfyingly completed.

I love that this book has a Hanukkah theme since most holiday books and movies are all wrapped up in Christmas and there are so many other religions and holidays that should also be represented.  I really enjoyed learning about another culture and tradition.  I love books that teach you something in a fun and interesting way – and this book did just that!

I like that this book touches on many topics such as love, romance, dating, friendship, family, hard life lessons, second chances, loss, change, dedication, perseverance, adoption, growth, compassion, empathy, integrity, determination, Hanukkah, culture, traditions, passion, faith, hope, forgiveness, moving on, challenges, starting over, new beginnings, fresh starts, overcoming obstacles, and so much more!

Although, a short read, this book is a great introduction to a new author – Jennifer Wilck!  This book provides an opportunity to just get your toes wet without the full commitment of jumping into one of Jennifer’s fabulous book series – which you will definitely want to also pick up lol.

This book is not part of a book series at this time and therefore, can be read as a standalone.

I would absolutely recommend this book, and this author as I was truly impressed with the quality of writing, intriguing story line, and excellent character development!  I will definitely be continuing to follow this author and check out her upcoming books!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


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.

She writes contemporary romance, some of which are mainstream and some of which involve Jewish characters. She’s published with The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Jennifer will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

9 comments:

  1. Jennifer ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    P.S. ~ Your furbaby is soooo adorable!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ally! I appreciate your reading and reviewing. And I'm honored you remembered me. PS, Midnight says hi and thanks, too!

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  2. Great review, sounds like my kind of book!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your awesome review. This sounds like a must read for me

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  4. I just loved todays post and I would love to read your book.

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