friday favorites

Welcome Book Lovers

If you've followed before, you will notice that myself and my BFF  Romancing the Readers have a new feature. 

(Un)forgettable Friday is now Friday Favorites. 

So in other words, each Friday, I'll spotlight a favorite book. 

This is one of my favorite books ever- as in top ten. I have the HC but I included buy links for the trade since that cover is so darn cute - LOVE IT.  I keep hoping the author will come out with a new book...maybe someday...

Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still mourning the recent death of her mother, and caring for her grief-stricken father, she doesn’t realize that on the eve of Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her on-stage debut. On the same day, her fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat's Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it.