A Donut in Time

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By – November 30, 2022

In the third book of this amus­ing series, pro­tag­o­nist Sar­alee Siegel uses the mag­i­cal pow­er of her super nose to trav­el back in time. There, she meets her great-grand­moth­er, Gigi, and encour­ages her to fol­low her dream of found­ing a restau­rant. Sar­alee uses the scent of Gigi’s aro­mat­ic Hanukkah donuts as the por­tal for her trip to the past. When Gigi’s courage begins to wane, and her resolve to start a restau­rant buck­les under a lack of sup­port, Sar­alee reminds her great-grand­moth­er that her choic­es will affect the future of her family.

A fun, deli­cious romp through the past and the present, A Donut in Time is a charm­ing read, instill­ing in a sweet hol­i­day tale the mes­sage that some chal­lenges are worth pursuing.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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