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The Matchmaker's Gift - Lynda Cohen Loigman

Author: Lynda Cohen Loigman

Started: September 6, 2022

Finished: September 8, 2022

Sara Glikman was a young Jewish girl growing up on the Lower East Side of New York with a special gift - the ability to see when two people were meant to be together. Over the term of her life, Sara made hundreds of matches which ended in many happy marriages. Two generations later, Sara's granddaughter, Abby is a successful divorce attorney after watching her mother be treated terribly during her parent's divorce. After Sara's sudden death, Abby notices little things about those around her but what stands out most are the tiny sparks of light that emit when they first meet.

I loved this sweet story. This was a very different form of historical fiction. While WWII and the Holocaust are mentioned, it is not the focal point of this story. Reading about what it was like growing up on the LES of Manhattan which had a large Jewish population that relied on the old ways in order to maintain their community. If you are looking for heartfelt enjoyable historical fiction that will make you smile, this is the one for you.

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