Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Giveaway - Simply From Scratch by Alicia Bessette

Simply from ScratchSimply from Scratch
Author:  Alicia Bessette
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date:  August 5, 2010


A luminous, tender-hearted debut novel about a young widow, a nine-year-old girl, and a baking contest that will change both their lives.
Rose-Ellen “Zell” Carmichael Roy wears her late husband Nick’s camouflage apron even when she’s not in the kitchen. She can’t remember the last time she wore a bra, and she speaks to her dog in the voice of a pirate. That’s her widow style.

It’s been over a year since Nick died tragically during a post-Katrina relief mission in New Orleans. Long enough, according to the grief pamphlets, to have begun moving on with her life. But Zell is still unable to enter her attic, which is full of Nick memories. She hasn’t even turned on her oven because cooking was Nick’s chore. That is, until she decides to enter celebrity chef Polly Pinch’s first annual Desserts that Warm the Soul baking contest, hoping to win the $20,000 grand prize to donate to Katrina survivors in Nick’s honor.

Meanwhile, in the adjacent apartment of Zell’s two-family house, nine-year-old Ingrid Knox is learning to cope with the loneliness of growing up without a mother. With an imagination as big as her heart, Ingrid treasures her doting father but begins to plot how she will meet her mother, whom she fiercely believes is Polly Pinch.

When an embarrassing baking mishap brings Zell and Ingrid together, they form an unlikely friendship that will alter both of their lives forever. Together, and with the help of a lively and loveable cast of friends and family, they embark on winning the Desserts that Warm the Soul contest – and learn that through the many sorrows and joys of life, with a little bit of flour and a pinch of love, anything is possible.

Giveaway: 
Thanks to Penguin, I have one (1) copy of this book to give away!

Want to double your chances of winning?  Head on over to Jen's blog at Crazy-For-Books and enter her giveaway!  She is also giving away 1 copy of this book! 


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Rules for entering:
1. You MUST be follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect, E-Mail Subscription, or RSS Feed.

2. This contest is open to residents of USA only!

3. You MUST complete the form below - do not leave information in the comments - it will not count!

4. The contest will end on August 4, 2010 at 11:59PM EST; 1 winner will be selected and contacted thereafter.

5. Once the winners are contacted, they will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be selected.  Make sure you check your spam filters!

6. NO P.O. Box Addresses!

7. Book will be shipped directly from me (Lori). 

3 comments:

Melanie L said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

librarypat said...

I love the sound of this book. Coping with the loss of a loved one is so difficult and very different for each individual. I look forward to reading this book.

angie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I accidentally put down 5 entries and I meant 4:(