Author: Alicia Bessette

Alicia Bessette's first novel, A Pinch Of Love (also published as Simply From Scratch), became an international bestseller immediately upon publication. Library Journal called it “a strong, richly detailed debut novel, with a truly lovable heroine." Alicia was born and raised in central Massachusetts. A pianist and freelance writer, she and her husband, novelist Matthew Quick, live in New England. 

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A Pinch of Love - A Novel

A Pinch of Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780452297111
  • Release: 2011-10-25
  • Author: Alicia Bessette
  • Genre: Mainstream
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  • Publisher: Plume
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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.