Blooming All Over
Mira, Jul 2004, 6.50, 384 pp.
No one does bagels better than Bloom's Deli near Central Park. Apparently, no one does romance better either as relationships are forging that no one would have anticipated. For instance, Susie Bloom is a pseudo-sophisticated Manhattan Jew; her beloved Goy Casey Gordon works as a bagel maker extraordinaire and lives in barbaric Queens. Casey lives in a terrific relatively large and new apartment f... Heart on the Line
Mira, Aug 2003, 6.50, 384 pp.
TV talk show producer Loretta D'Angelo has pressure on two fronts. At work, the ratings are down, which will result in the staff being reduced by one. Thinking she will be a victim of LIFO, Loretta also struggles with her family of dentists who put pressure on to give up her non-swinging Manhattan single's life to marry dentist Marty Calabrese, whom she never dated.
On the Long Island Railroad, ... Love in Bloom's
Mira, Jun 2002, 6.50, 384 pp.
One year ago Grandam Ida's son died leaving Manhattan landmark Bloom's Deli in trouble. With the business in trouble, the family matriarch decides that a new Bloom needs to run the deli. She surprises the entire family by selecting her granddaughter, divorce attorney Julia. Shocked at first, Julia wants to refuse and remain in her safe world, but her sister Susie persuades her to at least try.