Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Book Review/Giveaway - Waiting For A Miracle by Jennifer Wilck

GENRE: Contemporary romance (holiday)


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?


When Jessie wanted to make Rachel a Hanukkah card, he’d thought it was a great idea.

“Daddy, you need to sign it, too.”

He’d paused. She’d written “love.” Maybe it was time to let her know he was interested if Rachel hadn’t gotten the hint from his kiss. But a kiss could be accidental. Was his an accident? He hadn’t thought about kissing her ahead of time. If anything, his thoughts were occupied with Rachel’s plans to foster a child, how her plans would change her life, and how those changes would affect his daughter. But desire overtook him, the kiss necessary and natural as breathing, at least to him. So what did it mean?

It meant he wanted to venture outside of the box he’d built for him and Jessie. He wanted to get to know Rachel better and see if she shared the same feelings. She loved kids. She was a great teacher and loved his daughter. Did she want to have children of her own someday? There were so many questions he needed to have answered. So he’d strategized how to get Rachel to fall for him. Throwing caution to the wind, for once in this new life of his, he’d gone ahead and signed his name.

He’d assumed she’d call, if only because his name was on it. Was he stupid? Presumptuous? He had no idea. But he wanted to convince Rachel she was wrong, that they could get to know each other outside of school, without worrying about consequences. He planned for the card to be an opening. She’d made it clear they couldn’t cross the line. He wanted her to see the line was negotiable.

He needed to make his message a little clearer. 

My Thoughts: Short but Loved it.  Bless her heart had it not been for sweet Jessie I don't think anything would have ever happened in this story! Oh and the meddling mom of Benjamin.

The characters were very relatable to and I enjoyed the relationships between them all. There really wasn't much romance but at least a fair amount of ground work was made. I mean seriously can't expect a whole lot of boot knocking in 75 pages.  Well I guess you could but that would totally be rushing things way to much.

I'm well satisfied with how this ended and would enjoy reading more from these characters.

*I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.


Jennifer Wilck will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.




  1. This does sound wonderful and I love the cover.

  2. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

  3. This book sounds like it would be fun to read.

  4. Thanks so much for reading. Hope you enjoyed it.

  5. sounds like the sweet cover matched the story.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. I've enjoyed following the tour for Waiting for a Miracle and I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way :)

  7. Did you come up with the title of the book before you started writing it?