I can’t do a quick little 20 word review for this one, because it’s just too cute to fit into such a tiny little box. If you’re a blogger and/or you like food (I happen to fall into both categories), then you’ll really like Life from Scratch by Melissa Ford.
The main character, Rachel, is a bit neurotic, and very much still in love with her ex-husband. As a result, she pours herself into a blog which centers on her life and her adventures in cooking – a new pursuit she’s picked up after her life falls apart and she finds herself necessarily furnishing her apartment in modern Ikea chic.
She’s a loveable character, though, and we ladies can relate to her seeming craziness – haven’t we all gone a little loopy after a harsh break up? She’s got the most awesome best friend, and a great heroine needs an even greater sidekick so there’s another plus. Her family is loveable, if kinda strange in some cases (I couldn’t handle being sisters with her sister). Her brother is this great transient kind of character, and her ex-husband actually ends up being a kind of swell guy. In fact, by the end, you’re hoping they get back together.
Overall, I give this one two thumbs up. It’s a quick read – I finished it in about two or three days, and that was during the final week of the thesis writing. It’s quite an entertaining little story and I think you’ll like it.
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