Genevieve and Jeremy have known each other since they were seven, and have been summertime best friends at Camp Meira, a Jewish overnight camp in the mountains. As campers, and then as staff, their friendship was a constant, something neither wanted to change, no matter how tempting those changes might be.
Then, last year, with little warning, Jeremy left camp early. After that summer, Gen left the country on a graduate fellowship.
Now, a little over a year since they were last at Meira, Gen and Jeremy are back together to help run a special Winter Camp during Hanukkah. Any water under the bridge is frozen this time of year, and with so much left unspoken and unexplained, this week may be their chance to rekindle their friendship, or turn it into something new.
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About the Author
Sarah Wendell is the co-founder and current mastermind of the romance review and commentary site Smart Bitches Trashy Books. She’s the author of Everything I Know About Love, I Learned From Romance Novels, and the co-author of Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels. This is her first full-length piece of romance fiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book pulled me in from the first. Two people, who have been friends since they were kids, working at a winter camp for the camp they work for the in the summer, realize they want more from each other. As the week at the camp progresses, we learn of so much about these people as, in some ways, they are learning about each other as well. At times funny, sat, heart rending, and uplifting, I was totally engrossed from the get go. (and stayed up too late to finish it!) I loved the way the religion and the Hanukkah holiday were such an integral part of the story, and learned a lot too without the words seeming preachy, it was just woven into the rest of the story. I also felt at times that I was at the camp, based on the descriptions of both the winter activities and some of the memories of the summer ones
Feeling overwhelmed by a holiday you don't celebrate? Take a break from Xmas with a fun and romantic Chanukah story from Sarah Wendell. Anyone who spent a summer at Jewish sleepaway camp will feel right at home with "Lighting the Flames".
Yay! A real Hanukkah romance! This is a sweet contemporary friends to lovers romance that takes place during Hanukkah. Jeremy and Gen are sweet without being saccharine. Their story reminds me of summers spent at camp. I absolutely adored this story and thank the author for sharing it with us.