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Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Great Bones by Lynn Ames

Great Bones

"I adored this book. The story captured me and kept me turning pages. I wouldn't mind a sequel!"

"Charming and fast-paced ‘renta yenta’ tale involving a couple of grandmothers, a couple of grand-daughters and a whole lot of angst. When the grandmothers decide to play matchmaker, the lesbian grand-daughters don’t stand a chance. Snappy dialog, good character development, a few too many cliches but harmless and happily so."


Rachel Wallach has a great life--on paper. Millions of people fall in love with her words every day. Her greeting card sentiments are the stuff of legend in the industry. And yet ... and yet she couldn't find the right girl if you stuffed her into a Subaru full of lesbians.

Her overbearing mother and obnoxiously perfect siblings, with whom she shares Shabbat dinner every Friday, only want to know when she's going to get a "real" job and a life. Then her elderly neighbor suffers a catastrophic health crisis, leaving canine-phobic Rachel holding the leash.

Julia Spielman's grandmother, Gladys, a matchmaker descended from a long line of matchmakers, has just moved into the Shady Acres Assisted Living Community where she happily renews her friendship with Rachel's Grandma Goldie. When Goldie learns that Julia runs a successful online dating service, it seems too good to be true.

So, let's see. We have Rachel's deaf-as-a-post grandmother, her grandmother's clever, scheming match-making friend, and a mutt named Freud, all hell-bent on "helping" Rachel with her love life--what could possibly go wrong?


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