Starting From Scratch

Starting From Scratch

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by Georgia Beers
     
 

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My name is Avery King and I’m probably a lot like you. I’m a 34-year-old single lesbian and my heart belongs to my rescued mutt, Steve. I work as a graphic designer and my life is quiet and comfortable. All in all, I’m a pretty regular girl and for the most part, I lead a pretty regular life.

Things I look forward to: baking goodies and

Overview

My name is Avery King and I’m probably a lot like you. I’m a 34-year-old single lesbian and my heart belongs to my rescued mutt, Steve. I work as a graphic designer and my life is quiet and comfortable. All in all, I’m a pretty regular girl and for the most part, I lead a pretty regular life.

Things I look forward to: baking goodies and then sharing them; spending time with my grandmother; reading anything I can get my hands on; enjoying dinner with my friends; a quiet evening and a glass of wine; hiking new trails and exploring nature with Steve. Things I’d like to avoid at all costs: in-depth discussions with my ex; dealing with children; online dating; babysitting; falling for somebody’s mom; taking my perception of myself all the way back to square one.

See that list of things I’d like to avoid? Yeah, guess who’s going to hit every single one of them this year… What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn? What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love? What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted?

Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers brings to you her long-awaited seventh novel, Starting from Scratch, a story where learning, laughing, loving, and baked goods are just a few of life’s basic ingredients.

Starting from Scratch...where life is what you make it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979925467
Publisher:
Brisk Press
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Starting from Scratch 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Avery King leads a very limited life, but she likes it that way. A failed relationship convinces her that being alone might not be so bad as long as she has her dog Steve to come home to. Besides that she goes to work, visits her beloved grandmother, and spends time with a few close friends. When life challenges her, she works through the situation by baking. She's about to do a lot of that. If there's one thing Avery is sure of it's that she doesn't do well with children, so she can't believe it when a friend calls in a debt and has her coaching a T-ball team. One of the children Max is special though and he has a beautiful mother who becomes very special, too. Elena Walker seems to be everything Avery wants in a woman, but she comes with a child and Avery isn't sure she wants the responsibility of that type of relationship. Baking isn't going to provide the answer to this problem. Beers shows her writing experience in creating this book. She knows how to pace a story so that the events unfold gradually and at a believable pace. Avery doesn't suddenly discover overnight that she loves children and events don't tie themselves up with the speed of a runaway train. Everything unfolds gradually, including any conflict or resolution that arises. She creates characters that the reader can not only relate to, but feel that she knows. The dialogue is realistic and the events seem true to life. Starting From Scratch is what Beers' fans expect from her, a solid romance with appealing characters and a great deal of humor. A reader looking for mystery, suspense or adventure won't find them here, but will find a satisfying book worth spending a few hours with. Remember there's a cute dog and a cute child and the book becomes pretty irresistible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are interesting and believable. The book is written in such a way that you'll care about what happens to them. There's laugh out loud humor. This is my favorite Georgia Beers book so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing. It made me laugh and it made me cry. This is so amazing one of the best books I have ever read.
JeNN27 More than 1 year ago
I bought this ebook on a whim last night and was not disappointed. It has great character develop and many Oh My moments. If your looking for a short enveloping story this is the book for you as it numbers in at only 220 pages. Each paragraph counts toward the end with no fluffy wasted words. Fabulouso!!!!!
awkward_and_delicate More than 1 year ago
I definitely consider myself a hopeless romantic and Starting From Scratch was a masterpiece of a romance novel. I bought this book on a whim and I am so glad I did because I fell in love with everything about it. I've been thinking endlessly about the characters ever since I finished reading, and I even feel like I'm going through a bit of withdrawal because I miss them already (and I just finished reading it 3 days ago). Although the ending wasn't tear-jerking, I cried anyway because I did not want the book to end. ;)
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved, loved,loved it. No author paints a character better.
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Such an amazing book! It had me laughing and crying throughout my read.  I finished it in a day.  I'd most definitely recommend this.
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