Sunday, February 27, 2011

Book Review–Simply from Scratch


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.

1 comment:

Fledgling Techie said...

That sounds promising! Thanks for the recommendation; I'll be sure to check it out!