I love reading. I’ve always loved reading, but since having Abbie, I don’t read nearly as much as I’d like to. Actually I read every night before bed, but most nights I only get a page or 2 read before I zonk out, so it usually takes me weeks to read one book.
I’ve never felt compelled to review a book on my blog. (And I’ve been writing on this for almost 3 years now.) However, “Simply from Scratch” by Alicia Bessette was such a good read that I wanted to tell you all about it!
I picked this book up randomly, on my way out of the library. I already had 2-3 books from my usual authors, but I saw this on display on a shelf near the checkout so I just grabbed it. And then I read it before all the other books I’d picked up, and I LOVED it!
It’s about a girl, Zell, who lost her husband a year prior to the story starting. She lives, with her beloved Greyhound, next door to a single dad and his 9 year old daughter. The story tells how Zell deals with the emotions of being a widow, and the friendship that forms between her and her neighbors.
You’d think that a book with such a somber subject as dealing with the death of a loved one would be a “heavy” read, but this book was just the opposite. Alicia Bessette does an amazing job of portraying real emotions, but also keeping it a fun and exciting read. Zell’s sense of humor kept me laughing throughout the entire book.
So to all my book-loving, blog reading friends, I’d highly recommend you check out “Simply from Scratch” by Alicia Bessette. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.