Simply From Scratch by Alicia Bessette

Dutton Adult
(August 5, 2010)

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Simply from Scratch

With a little bit of flour and a pinch of love, anything is possible...

Rose-Ellen "Zell" Carmichael Roy doesn't cook, but she wears her late husband Nick's camouflage apron every day. That's her widow style. It's been more than a year since Nick's tragic death during a post-Katrina relief mission in New Orleans, but Zell can't bring herself to move on.

Then, a postman's error spurs her to enter a baking contest in the hopes of donating the grand prize to the hurricane survivors in Nick's memory. After Zell's first attempt at baking goes embarrassingly awry, she meets Ingrid Knox, her motherless nine-year-old neighbor, and the two forge an unlikely friendship that will alter both their lives forever.

"Fans of Cecilia Ahearn's PS, I Love You will find a lot to like here." —Library Journal