Happy book birthday to MR. PERFECT ON PAPER by Jean Meltzer, out today from MIRA!

From the author of The Matzah Ball comes a pitch-perfect romcom following a third-generation Jewish matchmaker who unwittingly finds her own search for love thrust into the spotlight…

A Good Morning America “Books to Read in August” pick

“A delightful romantic comedy that reminds us to follow our hearts.”—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author, on Mr. Perfect on Paper

“Wise, witty and warm.”—Sarah Morgan, USA TODAY bestselling author, on Mr. Perfect on Paper

“Meltzer lovingly highlights Jewish Modern Orthodox life using rom-com tropes people of all faiths love… an accessible, adorable romance.”—Publishers Weekly on Mr. Perfect on Paper

“Grab some popcorn! Mr. Perfect on Paper reads so cinematically, I felt like I was watching my favorite rom-com for the first time. This book is delightfully Jewish—it had me absolutely kvelling over the representation. What a joy to read!”—Haley Neil, author of Once More with Chutzpah

The perfect Jewish husband should be:

A doctor or lawyer (preferably a doctor)
Baggage-free (no previous marriages, no children)
And of course—he must be Jewish

As the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating app J-Mate, matchmaker Dara Rabinowitz knows the formula for lasting love—at least, for everyone else. When it comes to her own love life, she’s been idling indefinitely. Until her beloved bubbe shares Dara’s checklist for “The Perfect Jewish Husband” on national television and charming news anchor Chris Steadfast proposes they turn Dara’s search into must-see TV.

As a non-Jewish single dad, Chris doesn’t check any of Dara’s boxes. But her hunt for Mr. Perfect is the ratings boost his show desperately needs. If only Chris could ignore his own pesky attraction to Dara—a task much easier said than done when Dara starts questioning if “perfect on paper” can compete with how hard she’s falling for Chris…

Jean Meltzer studied dramatic writing at NYU Tisch and has earned numerous awards for her work in television, including a daytime Emmy. She spent five years in rabbinical school before her chronic illness forced her to withdraw, and her father told her she should write a book―just not a Jewish one because no one reads those. Mr. Perfect on Paper is her second novel. Jean is represented by Carolyn Forde and Marilyn Biderman.