Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Whispers in Washington

                    Burned once, twice immolated—or lucky at last?

Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck

       Three years ago Naomi Reuben fled Washington DC after an ugly scandal that sent her marriage down the tubes and her husband to prison. The ex is where he belongs, and Naomi is where she needs to be: back at the scene of the crime to make a new home, with the perfect job, and a chance to put her fractured life back together. To heal, herself and her precious children.  

Max Bruder, former newspaper editor with ethics turned freelance reporter, is looking for the story that will put him on the road toward financial security. His new neighbor, the infamous Naomi Adelman—now Reuben—might just be the ticket to achieving his dream of writing the novel that’s rumbled around inside his head for the last couple years.

As he gets to know the real Naomi, who is nothing like the picture painted by political reporters years ago, he learns she is kind, brave and devoted to her children. If he writes the story of a lifetime it might very well bring her new life to a crashing end.

In turn, getting to know Max is a treat for Naomi as she spends time with someone who respects her for the person she is; doesn’t try to control her every move—and encourages her to soar.

 Our Review:  As with any Jennifer Wilck creation, the reader relies

on being served more than the standard goals, motivation and

conflict romance. This time we’re treated to lush descriptions of

various Egyptian foods, centuries of Jewish culture and traditions,

picturesque small towns common to the gorgeous Pocono

Mountains, the angst that goes hand in hand with long-distance

single parenting, and the struggle to start over after horrendous


 Whispers in Washington does not fail. On a scale of 1—5, it deserves a 6.

 Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews





1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed it.