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Simply from Scratch by Alicia Bessette
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Jun 25, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011, cooking
Read from June 23 to 24, 2011

I really wanted to like this more than I did - the plot sounded good and it had such potential. But it fell flat and was more like 2 1/2 stars. They need half stars in this system! Anyway, Zell is coping with the loss of her husband so she decides to enter a baking contest in hopes of winning $20,000 she can donate to the New Orleans/Katrina where her husband died while away on assignment. Her young motherless neighbor, Ingrid, becomes part of her baking contest plan and the therapy of baking and more things in the book assist in the healing of both.

Some books work with the narratives going back and forth about each character but this would have been better just written as the story it was rather than one chapter about Zell, then about Garrett, etc. There were letters from Nick (her late husband) thrown in now and then and well, it was a jumbled mess to me.

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