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Eight Dates and Nights

Eight Dates and Nights

A Hanukkah Romance


Eight Dates and Nights

About the Book

Two teens with two very different ideas of how to spend Hanukkah learn to work together to save the last Jewish remnant in small town Texas in this cozy holiday romance!

New Yorker Hannah Levin is allergic to exactly two things, horses and tinsel. Unfortunately, she’s surrounded by both when she’s snowed in at her grandmother’s home in a small Texas town.

Super lonely, missing latkes and reliable Wi-Fi, Hannah wanders into an old deli where she meets the only other Jewish teen around, Noah, who happens to be equal parts adorable and full of annoying, over the top festival of lights spirit that he’s determined to share with Hannah one itchy Hanukkah sweater at a time.

As the days pass—and a spectacularly memorable kiss following Noah’s made up game of truth or dare dreidel takes place—Hannah begins to wonder if maybe there’s more to Hanukkah than she thought. . .

Product Details

On sale: October 3, 2023
Age: 12 and up
Grade: Grade 7 & Up
Page count: 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780593710333
Reading level: Lexile: 820L

Author Bio

Betsy Aldredge is a former magazine editor turned communications professional who has worked in the non-profit sector, the arts, and the Jewish community, including several years at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. She is the co-author of Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughter, and rescued cats and dog, who all hog the couch.


"Fans of Hannah Reynolds and readers who like a little canoodling with their knishes will melt like grilled cheese on challah over this seasonal romance."—Booklist

"YA readers who are looking for a quick, light romance will enjoy this holiday read, with its refreshing Hanukkah theme."—SLJ

"Infectious holiday zest."—PW

"A sweet coming-of-age holiday story!"—Woman's World

"A Jewish-themed romance that is sure to appeal."—Lilith Magazine