Seven Blessings : Matchmakers and singles collide in this evocative tale of American expatriates in Jerusalem. In Ruchama King's skillful hands, seeking the right match, whether between singles, husband and wife, student and teacher, or man and God, becomes the pivot for a story of uncommon proportions. Beth is afraid to hope she has met the man of her dreams even as she struggles with religious questions. Akiva is plagued by wild spasms that frighten away prospective mates, and Binyamin's search for the perfect woman is so unreasonable that even the matchmakers give up. The matchmakers face problems of their own yet each lay aside their own hurts to make the all-important match. Rich characters, a vibrant setting, delicately powerful writing, and ultimately a story that keeps you turning the pages all combine to introduce a remarkable newcomer.