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Celebrating Jewish New Year with Revital Shiri-Horowitz

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Celebrating Jewish New Year in Israel by Revital Shiri-Horowitz

My name is Revital Shiri-Horowitz. I am a wife and a mother of four boys. About two months ago, my husband and I took three of our four boys and moved back to Israel, just in time to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Our oldest decided to stay in the U.S. and to go to college at the University of Oregon, his dream university. Our family had lived in Seattle for many years and loved it there, but we felt like it was time for us to move back to the place where we were born, to live next to our elderly moms and to connect to our roots. We settled in Tel Aviv, and we like it here. I am the author of the book Daughters of Iraq, a novel based on my family's story of emigration of Iraqi Jews fleeing Iraq to settle in Israel. It is essentially the story of love, roots and self-discovery.
Jewish New Year It is Thursday morning in Tel-Aviv. In less than a week we are going to be celebrating the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashana -- and t…

Waiting on Wednesday - Hilary Duff

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"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Devoted by Hilary Duff Hardcover, 416 pages Expected publication: October 11th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 

The cover caught my eye and then I saw it was by Hilary Duff and I thought, Lizzie Maguire? LOL. Then  I  watched the trailer and was very intrigued. Now I have to read the  first book in this series too. 

Here is the Good Reads Blurb:
Since Sage was kidnapped, Clea has no way of knowing if he is alive or dead. And even though she has only just discovered they were soulmates, she feels like a part of her is lost forever. What’s worse, she can’t even turn to her best friend Ben—because every time she looks at him, all she sees is his betrayal.But waiting for something to happen is not an option, so Clea is ready for action. Suffering through dreams of seeing Sage with another woman, she makes an uneasy alliance …

The Apothecary Review & Teaser Tuesday

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The Apothecary by Samantha Jillian Bayarr

I enjoyed this book. It is a quick read and perhaps because it is a quick read some things did have a rushed feel. However that did not take away from my enjoyment. We open with Claire dealing with her mother's death. We find out her mother was raised in an orphanage and basically raised Claire by herself. Claire meets a young man at her mother's funeral and he informs her he is a lawyer who needs to speak with her about her mother's estate. And so begins Claire's mystery of who her mother was. During this time Claire is dreaming of a child named Amelia. She shares this with her best friend Emily. They have no idea who Amelia is or why she is coming to Claire in her dreams. Then Claire finds out she has inherited property, (a manor house, a cottage and the orphanage where her mother grew up), and that the manor is said to be haunted. In her search for her mother's family and the property history, Claire learns there was a ch…