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The Seduction of Esther

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Samara Goldberg has a problem even the most beautiful singing voice can’t fix. She’s a walking disaster, especially when she’s around handsome men. To make matters worse, she’s in desperate need of someone to play the character of Mordecai for the Purim spiel she’s producing and the new congregant, Nathaniel Abramson, is a perfect fit. Nathaniel is a divorced dad who’s rec ...more
ebook, 178 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Rebel Ink Press
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Chrissy Dyer
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, sexy romance!
Marlene
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Esther isn’t actually the one being seduced, Samara is the woman involved in this love triangle. And she’s not so much the seducee as the seducer. Or she would be if she could stop tripping over her own feet long enough.

Samara’s problem is that while she may have the voice of an angel, she has the hands of a klutz, derived from the Yiddish for clumsy person. Samara is extremely clumsy, especially when she is around someone she wants to impress, or people wh
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Harlie Williams
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, funny
*disclaimer from Harlie…I grew up in Dallas, TX. In high school, half of the girls on our drill team were Jewish. My brother’s best friend was Jewish. Shoot he went to temple and church. And my cousin (male) married a very nice Jewish girl from Chicago. I had completely forgotten about the Purim celebration. Thank you Ms. Wilck for the reminder.*

So now that you’ve read Harlie’s disclaimer, let’s get on with the review. Between the scenes at the temple, hanging out a Kosher deli, the older ladies
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Crystal
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first opportunity I have had to read a book by Jennifer Wilck and I really enjoyed it. She has a nice style of writing that kept me interested in the story from the first page until then end. There was enough drama going on that kept me wondering how things were going to work out for Samara & Nathaniel.

I really liked Samara Goldberg, even though she is a walking disaster waiting to happen. I actually liked that part about her because I have some of that same problems on occasion.
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liz
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book by the author.

This is a very sweet story. Samara is a clumsy, lovable woman with a huge heart. Nathaniel is a single dad trying to settle into full-time parenting and give his daughter stability. His ex-wife left some damage in her wake, and he's not the most trusting fellow. The story of Sam and Nat is full of growth and learning, and it's interwoven in the synagogue's inner workings. I really enjoyed learning more about Judaism, temple life, and Purim as Samara
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Cassandra Ulrich
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Seduction of Esther by Jennifer Wilck stumbles (in a good way) along with Samara, choir director at the local Temple, as she attempts not to hurt the good looking man she just met, or rather left to clean up the aisle mess she created. Thinking she escaped embarrassment, she soon realizes he’s the father of the new student she acquired at Hebrew school. Known as the Temple klutz, can she hold a conversation with Nathaniel without spilling food on him?
Nathaniel, recently divorced and father o
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Jessica Lauryn
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A well-written, fast-paced romance, The Seduction of Esther was a most fun and enjoyable read. Samara is a clumsy woman, whose accident-prone nature seems to keep getting her into trouble every time she crosses paths with handsome hero and single Dad, Nathaniel. Throw in villain, Josh, who wants Samara for himself, and Nathaniel's ex-wife Shelley, and there is loads of trouble for this sweet couple as they struggle to put on a play in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Jennifer Wilck cre
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Donna
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Samara is a Klutz with a capital K and voice like an angel. It’s only when she’s performing that the rest of her relaxes. But she’s used to making a fool of herself (in her mind) and accepts it when she meets Nathaniel the new guy at the temple. He’s divorced with a daughter and pretty reticent to talk about himself. He doesn’t want to be the center of gossip or interest. So of course the person who seems to bring attention to herself (wanted or not) is attracted and vice versa with the person w ...more
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Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. 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. When she’s no
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