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The feud between the Lippmanns and the Cohens because of their bakery,
Best Babka Bakery in Brooklyn, still continued after all of these years.
It continued with another idea by Moishe Lippmann that forced his grandson Ethan to get a job at the bakery and to not reveal who he was or what he was after.
What he was after was the recipe for the pumpkin-spiced babka recipe that Chayim Lippman claims Moishe stole from him.
Having that recipe would be the ultimate win because that recipe is literally kept under lock and key by the family and loved by every patron and lover of sweets in Brooklyn.
Ethan presented himself for the job as a seasoned chef who had worked in Paris when he had never baked or worked a day in his life.
Can he pull it off since he has no baking
Well…it seems so since he was not allowed in the kitchen. He was relegated to taking out the trash and assembling the trademarked pink boxes.
While he has no access to the kitchen, he does have another perk - Avital Cohen the owner.
She makes his heart flutter, but it would be a sin to fall in love since their families are such mortal enemies.
Will Ethan and Avital be able to keep apart?
Will Ethan be looking more for love than worrying about stealing the recipe his extremely stern and critical grandfather demands?
KISSING KOSHER was a delightful, entertaining read with some nice surprises. You will love all the characters.
It was also educational for me as I learned about the Jewish culture and customs. 5/5
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
PHOTO CREDIT: Lisa Damico
Jean Meltzer studied dramatic writing at NYU Tisch and has earned numerous awards for her work in television, including a daytime Emmy.
She spent five years in rabbinical school before her chronic illness forced her to withdraw, and her father told her she should write a book—just not a Jewish one because no one reads those.
Kissing Kosher is her third novel.