Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Review: Love and Latkes (Friendships and Festivals, #3) by Stacey Agdern

You can’t make a latke without breaking a few eggs…

Batya Averman is ecstatic when a latke fry-off committee chooses her as its web designer—until she learns the event is in Rivertown, New York, the hometown she fled years ago. But she’s no longer the girl with an embarrassing history and an unrequited crush on Abe Neumann. This delicious competition is Batya’s chance to further her career, and this time she won’t run.

Abe Neumann can’t pass up the opportunity to enter the town’s latke contest. He dreams of throwing caution to the wind and leaving his accounting firm, opening a Jewish deli, and choosing his own happiness. The prize money would bring him closer to making his dream a reality, but when Batya comes back to town, Abe remembers that a deli isn't the only thing he's wished for.

When the fry-off’s celebrity host has to pull out of the competition, Batya is determined to step up to the challenge. This Hanukkah, can Abe fix the past and convince Batya that dreams, like latkes, are better when they're shared?


My Review:

All you need is love….. And latkes….

This fun story reunites Batya with her former crush/classmate, Abe, when she returns to her hometown of Rivertown for a latke fry-off completion. 

I was pulled into this story pretty quick.  I liked the whole concept of former school crushes finally having a shot at love.  I liked the friendships in the story and the way the author built up the excitement for the ending.  I also enjoyed learning about Jewish culture, traditions and even words.


  1. I forgot that this book was coming out. I won a copy of it in the Tule's Christmas in July event. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. You're welcome! I think you're going to enjoy it.