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Happy Book Birthday To EIGHT DATES AND NIGHTS By Betsy Aldredge!

What a day for Team M&O! We have another book release to announce: EIGHT DATES AND NIGHTS, a thoroughly adorable Hanukkah rom-com by Jewish author Betsy Aldredge! This sweet, swoon-worthy story is out today from Random House/Underlined.



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. . .



“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

“Infectious holiday zest.Publishers Weekly

“This was too CUTE and full of hope, heart, and history!” —Goodreads Reviewer

“What really made me love this book was the depictions of Judaism in different places.” —Goodreads Reviewer



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.


Congratulations and mazel tov, Betsy, from the whole McIntosh & Otis team! Pick up her book in paperback or audio from Penguin Random House, Bookshop.org, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Target, or your favorite indie bookstore.